CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need. Other certifications are so broad, they don’t cover the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed in today’s networking environments.

CompTIA Network+ features flexible training options including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training and labs to advance the career development of IT professionals in network administration.

The new CompTIA Network+ N10-008 will be available 9/15. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 (English language version) will retire June 2022.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

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Networking Fundamentals

Explain basic networking concepts including network services, physical connections, topologies and architecture, and cloud connectivity.

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Network Implementations

Explain routing technologies and networking devices; deploy ethernet solutions and configure wireless technologies.

Maintenance

Network Operations

Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity.

Maintenance

Network Security

Explain security concepts and network attacks in order to harden networks against threats.

Troubleshooting

Network Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot common cable, connectivity, and software issues related to networking.

Companies that trust CompTIA Network+ include

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Jobs that use Network+

Junior Network Administrator

Datacenter Support Technician

Network Engineer

System Administrator

NOC Technician

Telecommunications Technician

Cable Technician


Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-008
N10-007 
Launch Date September 15, 2021 March 2018
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies with expanded coverage of several domains by adding:
  • Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners
  • Key cloud computing best practices and typical service models
  • Coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques
  • Concepts to give individuals the combination of skills to keep the network resilient
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based 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 and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
Languages English, with Japanese scheduled and others TBD
English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
Retirement  Generally three years after launch June 2022
Testing Provider   Pearson VUE
Price  $338 USD (See all pricing)








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CompTIA Network+ N10-008:
What’s in this version

  • Network architecture appears on the exam for the first time, including more emphasis on software-defined networking, ensuring that candidates understand network integrations and the cutting-edge technologies being used in deployments.
  • Emerging wireless standards and technologies are covered to allow businesses flexibility and maximal security when deploying networks.
  • Because constant access to both internal networks and SaaS applications drives productivity, network performance monitoring and high availability are covered as separate objectives.
  • Network security has been streamlined to focus on the critical aspects of hardening networks against malicious attacks and the secure execution of network deployments to protect against unintended data breaches.

How Does CompTIA Network+ Compare?

 

 Cisco CCNA
Exam Length
1 exam, 90 minutes
1 exam, 90 minutes
Exam FocusCovers networking technologies across all vendors & solutions.Covers networking for only Cisco products & solutions
Experience LevelEarly careerEarly career
PrerequisitesCompTIA A+ &/or a minimum of 9 months networking experience recommended1-3 years experience
Vendor Neutral 
Price$338$295

 

Exam Preparation

CompTIA offers a wealth of certification training that is designed for exam success. Find out more and explore all training options.

eLearning with CompTIA CertMaster Learn for Network+

Train anywhere, anytime. Master all exam objectives through learning content that is enhanced with videos, flash cards and performance-based questions. Confirm your learning progress with an included practice test.

 

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Interactive Labs with CertMaster Labs for Network+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on, browser-based virtual lab environments. Jump into the role of an administrator, complete basic to advanced tasks and quickly understand the impact of the system changes you make.

 

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Go into your Network+ certification exam with confidence. Adaptive exam preparation in this intelligent online training companion will reinforce what you already know and fill the gaps in areas you need to improve.

 

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Study Guides for Network+

Developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate, Study Guides are available in print or eBook format and packed with informative and engaging content tied to exam objectives.

 

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Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.

 

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Renewal

Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Network+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like Network+ itself, CompTIA Network+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Network+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Network+ will automatically renew.

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CompTIA Network+ Purchase Options

 
CompTIA Network+ Exam Voucher
CompTIA Network+ Exam Retake
eBook – Official CompTIA Study Guide for Network+ (N10-008)
CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Network+ (N10-008)
CompTIA Integrated CertMaster Learn + CompTIA Labs for Network+ (N10-008)
 
Voucher

$338.00

 

 
 
 
 
Basic Bundle

$449.00

 

 
 
Exam Prep Bundle

$559.00

 

 
eLearning Bundle

$999.00

 

 
 

For young professionals going into IT, Network+ gives them all the tools to survive when they’re just starting.

Elmarine Jiminez,
University of Technology, Jamaica

Network+ certification gets you to the top of the candidate list.

Ryan Frillman,
Director, Information Security and Compliance, The Laclede Group

I always look for CompTIA Network+ on a job applicant’s resume because it tells me they’re motivated to learn.

Richard Johns,
Engineer, Spherion

A Network+ certification is proof that you have what your employer is looking for.

Josh Gilliland,
Sr. Systems Engineer, Government Employees Health Association