The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry
credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals
with at least nine months of experience in network support or
administration or adequate academic training. A typical candidate
would have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge,
but this is not a prerequisite.
An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for
networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA
Network+ into their curriculums. There are approximately 135,000
CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. The skills
and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from
an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an
industry-wide survey of more than 2,500 participants.
a CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate
can describe the features and functions of networking components,
and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure
and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.
The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies,
protocols and standards, network implementation, and network
support. The exam also covers new technologies such as wireless
networking and gigabit Ethernet.
Support for CompTIA Network+®
The technology community identifies CompTIA Network+ as the
perfect entry into a networking career. Top technology companies
including Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, Compaq, Lotus and 3Com recognize
CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification track. Many
other corporations recommend or require the CompTIA Network+
certification for their IT employees.
such as CDW Computer Centers and CompuCom know the value of
a CompTIA Network+ certification and require it of their IT
employees. NexInnovations relies on IT certifications to validate
their employees' skills. As the demand for skilled network support
professionals grows, CompTIA Network+ is quickly becoming the
standard for networking competency.