CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Network+


The new CompTIA Network+ (N10-009) exam is coming June 20, 2024!

The new CompTIA Network+ certification exam covers the latest trends in networking and validates the core skills necessary to establish, maintain, troubleshoot and secure networks in any environment, preparing learners for a rewarding career in networking and cybersecurity.

Differentiate Your Learners With Network+

The Premier Early Career Networking Certification
Learners gain a wide range of technical and hands-on skills required of today’s early-career network administrators.
Exclusively Validates Vendor Neutral Network Management Knowledge
CompTIA Network+ is the only certification on the market that covers the core skills necessary to support networks in any environment.
Network+ is Approved for DoD 8140.03
CompTIA Network+ shows what you can do, not just what you know for the work roles of Technical Support Specialist, Network Operations Specialist and Systems Administrator.

What Skills Will Your Learners Gain?

Networking Concepts
Explain basic networking concepts, including the OSI model, network appliances, applications, cloud concepts, connectivity options and more.
Network Implementations
Understand routing technologies and important factors of physical installations; configure switching technologies and wireless devices.
Network Operations
Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity.
Network Security
Understand security concepts and network attacks to harden networks against threats.
Network Troubleshooting
Explain the troubleshooting methodology and address common issues related to networking, including cable, connectivity, and software problems.

Popular Job Roles

  • Junior Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Datacenter Support Technician
  • IT Support Manager
  • Tier II Support Technician

Organizations That Recommend or Require Network+

  • Apple
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Motorola
  • Sony
  • Ricoh
  • Department of Defense

Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-008 N10-009
Launch Date September 15, 2021 June 20, 2024
Exam Description The CompTIA Network+ certification verifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:
  • Establish network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless devices.
  • Understand and maintain network documentation.
  • Understand the purpose of network services.
  • Understand basic datacenter, cloud and virtual networking concepts.
  • Monitor network activity, identifying performance and availability issues.
  • Implement network hardening techniques.
  • Manage, configure, and troubleshoot network infrastructure.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ certification and a minimum of 9-12 months of hands-on experience working in a junior network administrator/network support technician job role.
Languages English, German, Portuguese and Spanish English initially, with Japanese, German, Portuguese and Spanish to follow.
Retirement Generally, 3 years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE

How Does CompTIA Network+ Compare?

  CompTIA Network+

Cisco CCNA

Experience Level Early Career Early Career
Performance-based Questions Yes Yes
Vendor Neutral Yes No
Exam Length 1 exam with a maximum of 90 questions, 90 minutes 1 exam, 120 minutes
Exam Focus Job role based.
Covers networking technologies across all vendors & solutions.
Not job role based.
Entry-level networking for Cisco-only products & solutions.
Prerequisites 9-12 months in the IT networking field 9-12 months in a junior networking role

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