Support Networks on Any Platform
Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform.
Learn Specific Networking Skills
CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need.
Start Your Infrastructure Journey
We help you gain the knowledge and skills required to design and implement functional networks on the job.
Explain basic networking concepts including network services, physical connections, topologies and architecture, and cloud connectivity
Explain routing technologies and networking devices; deploy ethernet solutions and configure wireless technologies
Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity
Explain security concepts and network attacks in order to harden networks against threats
Troubleshoot common cable, connectivity and software issues related to networking
|Launch Date||September 15, 2021|
|Exam Description||The CompTIA Network+ certification verifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes|
|Passing Score||720 (on a scale of 100-900)|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA A+ Certification and a minimum of 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience working in a junior network administrator/network support technician job role|
|Languages||English, German, Portuguese and Spanish
|Retirement||Generally three years after launch|
|Testing Provider|| Pearson VUE
|Price||$348 USD (See all pricing)|
|Exam Length||1 exam, 90 minutes||1 exam, 90 minutes|
|Exam Focus||Covers networking technologies across all vendors & solutions||Covers networking for only Cisco products & solutions|
|Experience Level||Early career||Early career|
|Prerequisites||CompTIA A+ and a minimum of 9-12 months of hands-on networking experience recommended||1-3 years experience|
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.
Want more details? Learn more about the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
CEUs needed for renewal