Network+ Exam Facts
|Number of questions:||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of questions:||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of test:||90 minutes|
|Passing score:||720 (scale of 100-900)|
|Exam codes:||N10-006 released Feb 2015
N10-005 retires Aug 31, 2015
|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+ N10-006 was released in February 2015. The new exam has been updated to reflect the current thinking of industry professionals as well as to reflect technologies used today, with a greater emphasis on practical knowledge, especially how to identify and use elements of a network infrastructure.
Significant changes include:
- Additional IPv6 concepts.
- Emphasis on troubleshooting.
- Additional security knowledge.
- Knowledge of how to administer key systems.
- Updated terms and technologies in the IT networking field.
- More hands-on experiences such as installing, configuring, implementing, managing and troubleshooting.
- Three new topics:
- Compare and contrast physical security controls.
- Summarize basic forensic concepts.
- Summarize safety practices.
The main differences between CompTIA Network+ N10-005 and Network+ N10-006 are the following:
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
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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?
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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.