CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Network+



The new CompTIA Network+ N10-008 will be available 9/15

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need. Other certifications are so broad, they don’t cover the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed in today’s networking environments.

CompTIA Network+ features flexible training options including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training and labs to advance the career development of IT professionals in network administration.

Exam Domain

Network+ N10-008

% of Exam
1.0 Networking Fundamentals
2.0 Networking Infrastructure
3.0 Network Operations
4.0 Network Security
5.0 Network Troubleshooting and Tools

CompTIA Network+ N10-008 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).

What’s New

The new CompTIA Network+ focuses on foundational networking tools and technologies used to create secure networks and guarantee the availability of critical business information.

The major areas of emphasis include:

  • Network architecture appears on the exam for the first time, including software-defined networking, ensuring that candidates understand network integrations and the cutting-edge technologies being used in deployments.
  • Emerging wireless standards and technologies are covered to allow businesses flexibility and maximal security when deploying networks.
  • Because constant access to both internal networks and SaaS applications drives productivity, network performance monitoring and high availability are covered as separate objectives.
  • Network security has been streamlined to focus on the critical aspects of hardening networks against malicious attacks and the secure execution of network deployments to protect against unintended data breaches.

Popular Job Roles

  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Datacenter Support Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • NOC Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Cable Technician

Organizations that Recommend or Teach Network+

  • Apple
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cannon
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Intel
  • US Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Verizon

Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-008
Launch Date September 15, 2021
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.
Number of Questions 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
Languages English, with Japanese following
Retirement Generally, three years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE
Testing Centers
Online Testing

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