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.

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What Skills Will You Learn?


Networking Concepts

Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately



Determine & explain the appropriate cabling, device and storage technologies


Network Operations

Use best practices to manage the network, determine policies & ensure business continuity


Network Security

Summarize physical security & common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network


Network Troubleshooting & Tools

Explain the network troubleshooting methodology & appropriate tools to support connectivity & performance

Companies that trust CompTIA Network+ include


Jobs that use Network+

Junior Network Administrator

Computer Technician

Network Field Technician

Help Desk Technician

Junior System Engineer

System Engineer

IS Consultant

Network Support Specialist

Network Field Engineer

Network Analyst

Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-008
Launch Date September 15, 2021 
Exam Description The CompTIA Network+ certification verifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:
  • Establish network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless devices
  • Understand and maintain network documentation
  • Understand the purpose of network services, basic datacenter, cloud, and virtual networking concepts
  • Monitor network activity, identifying performance and availability issues
  • Implement network hardening techniques
  • Manage, configure, and troubleshoot network infrastructure
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions 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 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  Usually three years after launch 
Price $348 USD (See all pricing)
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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 CCENT Cisco CCNAMicrosoft MTA/Networking Fundamentals
Performance Based Questions 
Exam FocusJob role based. Covers networking technologies across all vendors & solutions.Not job role based. Entry level networking for Cisco products & solutions.Job role based. Networking for Cisco products & solutions.Not job role based. Minimal introduction to networking.
Experience LevelCompTIA A+ &/or a minimum of 9 months networking experience recommendedNone1-3 years experienceNone
Vendor Neutral   

Exam Preparation

Books, eBooks & Study Guides for Network+

Developed with CompTIA Official Content, Network+ books, ebooks and study guides are packed with information and come with 20 years of our experience in optimizing content to speed up your learning and improve retention of new knowledge.



Online Training 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 CompTIA CertMaster Labs for Network+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on online training that simulates real world IT configurations. 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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Video Training with ITPro TV for Network+

Together with our partner IT Pro TV, CompTIA offers videos moderated by Network+ experts who explain the exam objectives of A+ in a talk show format that is easy to follow.


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Exam Practice with CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Network+

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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Classroom Training for Network+

When you’re looking for training for your organization, contact us to learn how we can assist you. If you’re looking for a classroom setting to learn the Network+ exam materials for yourself, choose a CompTIA training partner.


Training for Your Team   Training for You 


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.

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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)



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eLearning Bundle




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