Network+ Certification

network plus trainingCompTIA Network+ Certification demonstrates competence as an entry-level Network Professional.

Network+ is a vendor neutral certification that proves an IT professional's expertise in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic computer networks.

Beyond its standalone value, CompTIA Network+ certification is the gateway to a range of in-demand IT credentials. Microsoft included Network+ certification in their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification program, and other certifying bodies such as Novell, Cisco and HP recognize CompTIA's Network+ certificate as a requirement in their career certification tracks.

Becoming Network+ certified is a distinctive step toward a career in networking or telecommunications. Universities, colleges and private computer schools offer networking courses and specialized college degrees featuring Network+ training and exam prep. Compare Network+ training programs and degrees in the U.S. and online below.

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Skills Measured by Network+ Certification

Here are some of the key skills covered in the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Net+ certified professionals can:

  • Manage and troubleshoot a basic network infrastructure.
  • Install, operate and configure wired and wireless networks.
  • Identify and explain common networking protocols and ports.
  • Identify and troubleshoot performance and connectivity issues.
  • Install, configure and differentiate between common network devices.
  • Describe networking technologies and basic network design principles.
  • Adhere to wiring standards and use the latest network testing tools.
  • Operate using the best practices in cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Understand key cyber security concepts and work closely with info-sec specialists.

Download the CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives for a more complete curriculum.


Network+ Certification Exams

  • Network+ Certification (Exam # N10-007)
pdf icon CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam Objectives | N10-007


Exam Type: Multiple choice (which may have more than one correct answer), Drag & Drops, and Performance-based questions
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Length: Maximum of 90 questions
Network+ Exam Cost: $319 USD
Passing Score: 720 out of 900


Network+ Prerequisites

  • Required: There are no required prerequisites for Network+ certification.
  • Recommended: A+ certification and/or 9 months of networking experience or equivalent education

Network+ Training

Browse the top-rated undergrad & graduate degree programs, professional certificates, and self-paced online training courses matching the CompTIA Network+ certification and related career tracks.

Admissions advisors can provide more info about Network+ programs and curriculum, admissions & start dates, online learning, career opportunities, tuition costs, personalized financial aid & scholarship options.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+
    • TestOut Network Pro, Security Pro & Pro PC
  • Gain the Skills and Credentials to Pursue Jobs in Cyber Security and Network Management
  • Information Security Tools and Techniques
  • Design, Build & Manage Secure IT Networks
  • Cyber Security Policy and Risk Management
  • IT Service and Process Management
 

Associate of Arts in IT: Network Administration

  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Prepare for Entry-Level Roles in Network Administration and Technical Support
  • Manage Microsoft PCs and Servers in Cloud (Azure) and Virtual (Hyper-V) Environments
  • Cisco Network Design and Administration
  • Network Security and Digital Forensics
  • Intro to Web Development & Programming
 

Bachelor of Science in Network Technology: Cisco

  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Project+ & Linux+
    • Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching
  • Design & Manage Cisco Wired / Wireless Networks
  • Network Security Threats & Countermeasures
  • Install and Support Telecommunications Systems
  • IT Project and Process Management Training
  • Explore Hot IT Topics inc. RFID Architectures, Enterprise Mobility & Cloud Computing
 

Master's in Technology Management

  • Prepare for Leadership Roles in Business and Information Technology
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security Threats & Countermeasures
  • Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers
  • Globalization and the Modern IT Workforce
  • Computer Systems Analysis Tools & Techniques
  • Wield Emerging Technologies and IT Personnel to Achieve Business Goals
  • No GRE or GMAT Required for Admission
 
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Network+ Salary

Average salary for Network+ certified professionals and related CompTIA certification holders:

  • CompTIA A+: $59,000
  • CompTIA Server+: $63,000
  • CompTIA Network+: $63,000
  • CompTIA Project+: $67,000
  • CompTIA Linux+: $70,000
  • CompTIA Security+: $72,000
  • CompTIA CTT+: $74,000
  • CompTIA Cloud+: $74,000
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP): $84,000

Source: Payscale.com


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Network+ Testimony

I always look for CompTIA Network+ on a job applicant's resume because it tells me they're motivated to learn, and it shows they have the ambition and drive to back up their knowledge.

Richard Johns
Engineer at Spherion