CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Network+


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.

Exam Domains

Network Architecture
Network Operations
Network Security
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).

What’s New

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

Popular Job Roles

  • Network Field Technician/Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Analyst

Organizations that Recommend or Teach Network+

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

Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-006 N10-007
Launch Date February 28, 2015 March 25, 2018
(March 1, 2018 available to Partners)
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. CompTIA’s Network+ validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage wired and wireless networks found in companies around the world. Network+ certifies a professional-level understanding of emerging technologies including cloud and virtualization technologies.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification & (9) months of networking experience
Languages English, Japanese, German English
Retirement English retirement: August 31, 2018; Japanese and German: January 31, 2019 TBD - Usually three years after launch