Network+ Exam Facts
|Number of questions:||Maximum of 100 questions|
|Type of questions:||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of test:||90 minutes|
|Passing score:||720 (scale of 100-900)|
|Cert timeframe:||Valid for three years from date exam is passed. Certified for life if certified on or before Dec 31, 2010.|
|Cert Renewal:||See CompTIA Continuing Ed Program|
CompTIA Network+ N10-005 was released in December 2011.
Changes from the last exam include, but are not limited to:
- Planning/installing SOHO networks
- Virtual networking
- virtual servers
- telephones, and more
- technologies emerging post N10-004 release
- cellular networking (WiMax, LTE, HSPA+)
- wireless networking
- More in depth on existing topics:
- configuring/troubleshooting routers/switches
- setting up DHCP
- TCP/IP networking model
- complements, doesn’t replace OSI seven-layer model
What about a JOB?
What? The Network+ test covers networking technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security.
Associated jobs may include network administrator, technician, installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Who? Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Xerox, and Sharp recommend or require CompTIA Network+ certification for networking technicians.
Who else? Other organizations such as the Department of Defense, and various law enforcement and state/local government agencies, recognize Network+ as a pre-requisite for many technical positions.
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Receiving CompTIA Network+ certification is a great way to advance your career as a network tech. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician has the competency to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, and configure basic network infrastructure.
As a certified professional, you can prove you have knowledge of networking features and functions such as wiring standards and the use of testing tools. By having in-demand knowledge, skill sets, and the right qualifications, you can enable yourself to land a great job at a new company, gain a key promotion, and continue to strengthen your IT career path.
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Why Network+ Certification is Essential for Employment
[Posted by: Kathy Yale]
Shows Interest in the Field of Networking at Large
The new Network+ certification procedure requires re-certification every three years. Those who took the test before December 31,2010 are certified for life. This change requires recent test takers to prove their knowledge and stay updated either by recertification or by participating in CompTIA’s continuing education program.
Why is Network+ a Pre-Requisite for Many Technical Positions?
[Posted by: Kathy Yale]
The Importance of Network+ Certification
Network+ certification in particular is requested by many employers as a general test of skills. Specifically, government and military contracts tend to request Network+ certification above other types of certification. This is because Network+ certification is vendor neutral, which means that it applies to all types of systems. Cisco certification only applies to Cisco technology, and Microsoft certification is similar. A technician with Network+ certification will therefore have a more diverse set of knowledge and be able to work with varying systems. Because the government and military have very rigid standards, those without the required certifications may not be considered for hire.