CompTIA Network+ Certification

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Holding the CompTIA Network+ certification signifies that you're a fully competent IT networking professional.

Vendor-neutral, it's an international certification that proves a technician's ability to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, administer, install and configure a basic computer network infrastructure across a variety of platforms and products.

Since it was first introduced in 1999, nearly a quarter of a million information technology professionals have achieved their CompTIA Network+ certification. CompTIA have continually updated the Network+ exam, which reflects the evolution of today's data and communications networks and the rapidly changing security requirements.

As CompTIA vice president Terry Erdle announced, "Network security considerations are top of mind for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Wireless computing options continue to proliferate, and today's networks are expected to handle a myriad of advanced applications... The up-dated CompTIA Network+ exam places greater emphasis on security, wireless networking skills and other critical issues that networking professionals encounter on a daily basis."

As well as developing the ability to focus on the management and operation of a network, successful Network+ candidates will be able to describe networking technologies; understand basic network design principles; adhere to all wiring standards and use the appropriate testing tools.

Without a constant influx of CompTIA trained PC and network support staff, British industry simply couldn't function in today's modern IT-driven world. If it's your ambition to look after computer networks, CompTIA Network+ will be an essential part of your training package.

"I always look for CompTIA Network+ on a job applicant's resume - because it tells me they're motivated to learn, and it shows they have the ambition and drive to prove their knowledge."

Richard Johns, Spherion Engineer

It's highly recommended that Network+ candidates have first acquired the A+ certification - as this level of knowledge is assumed throughout. Together, these accreditations provide an effective starting platform for finding your first IT job. Alternatively, the course serves as proof of your computer hardware and operating system knowledge as a professional already in your field.

Exam Changes & Updates

The Network+ 2009 exam was coded 'N10-004', replacing the previous 'N10-003'. As well as maintaining its focus on network management and infrastructure, the updated 2009 exam placed a greater emphasis on security, wireless networking skills and network design principles. The ‘N10-005’ exam was updated and launched in December 2011, with a retirement date of August 2015. The very new ‘N10-006’ was launched in February 2015, with additional coverage of IPv6, security and more emphasis on troubleshooting.

CompTIA training & certification gets candidates into work

A CompTIA survey in 2008 of over 3,500 IT managers revealed that almost two-thirds said workers with general networking and networking infrastructure skills will be in high demand for the next several years.

Job opportunities for IT professionals with advanced networking skills continue to be very buoyant, and include a variety of well-paid positions, such as network administrators, network technicians, help desk technicians, network installers and IT cable installers. Read on for more details of CompTIA Network+ training...

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