CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices. CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in-demand worldwide.

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The stakes are high. Data networks are more crucial for businesses than ever before. They are the lifeline to the critical financial, healthcare and information services that need to function at the highest, most secure level. With a CompTIA Network+ certification, you will possess the key skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage these systems and keep your company productive.

Network+ is vendor-neutral and globally recognized
CompTIA Network+ professionals are trained to work with a variety of hardware, software and networks. Take your talents wherever your IT ambitions lead you.

Network+ makes you shine in a growing industry
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12% job growth is expected in network and computer systems over the next seven years. Additionally, CompTIA Network+ professionals are known to excel in their job: 53% of IT and business executives agree that certified staff performs at a higher level than non-certified staff; this according to the CompTIA International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends report. Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report estimates the average salary of a Network+ certified IT professional at about $74,000.

Network+ meets the highest standards
CompTIA Network+ is compliant with ISO 17025 US Department of Defense Directive 8570.01-M and US Department of Defense Directive 8140 requirements. Our subject matter experts spend hundreds of hours making sure our exams meet the needs of the industry.

Network+ is industry supported

Network+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Network+ exam development and the CompTIA Network+ Advisory Committee.

Jobs that use CompTIA Network+

Network Field ​Technician/​Engineer

Network ​Administrator

Help ​Desk ​Technician.

Network ​Support ​Specialist

Network ​Analyst

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Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-006 
JK0-023 (for CompTIA Academy Partners only)
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
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
(9) months of networking experience
Languages English
Japanese in development
Launch Date Feb. 28, 2015
Retirement TBD - Usually three years after launch
Price $277.00 USD (See all pricing)
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Exam Preparation


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Training Materials

There’s a wealth of training materials available that match your learning needs and learning style. Whether you are studying on your own, or in a classroom environment, we recommend CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) training materials that will help you get ready for your certification exam and pass the test.

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Instructor-Led Training

Instructor-led training provides a comfortable teaching environment with instructors that are familiar with the certification process and can help you master your certification exam. Find your instructor now.

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Ready for the Test?

When you’ve completed your training and you know you can take your certification exam with confidence, head over to the CompTIA Marketplace and purchase your exam voucher that you will need to sign up for the test.

Once you’ve purchased your voucher, you can find a testing location and schedule your test.



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. 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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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