CompTIA’s Network+ validates the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage common wired and wireless network. Network+ certifies a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies.
Network+ knowledge and skills include:
- Establishing basic network design and connectivity
- Understanding and maintaining network documentation
- Identifying network limitations and weaknesses
- Implementing network security, standards and protocols
CompTIA recommends Network+ candidates have a CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, and at least 9-12 months of networking experience.
Industrial Standards, Practices and Network Theory
CompTIA Network+ is accredited by ANSI as meeting the ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
In February 2015, CompTIA launched Network+ N10-006, designed for hands-on professionals to be far more industry-based than ever before. The revised exam is more reflective of current networking technologies, including:
- Increased emphasis on troubleshooting
- Three new security topics: compare and contrast physical security controls; summarize basic forensic concepts, and summarize safety practices
- Additional IPv6 concepts
- Knowledge of how to administer key systems
- More hands-on experiences, such as installing, configuring, implementing and managing