CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

The new CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam is available as of March 2018. More information on both versions of the exam is available in the Exam Details below.

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Networking Concepts

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

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Infrastructure

Determine & explain the appropriate cabling, device and storage technologies

Maintenance

Network Operations

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

Maintenance

Network Security

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

Troubleshooting

Network Troubleshooting & Tools

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

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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 N10-007 
N10-006 
Launch Date March 2018 Feb 2015
N10-006 English retires 8/31/18; Other languages retire 1/31/19
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ N10-007 has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies with expanded coverage of several domains by adding:
  • Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners
  • Key cloud computing best practices and typical service models
  • Coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques
  • Concepts to give individuals the combination of skills to keep the network resilient
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 Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900) 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification and At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience CompTIA A+ Certification and (9) months of networking experience
Languages English
In Development: Japanese, German, Spanish, Portuguese
English, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Arabic
Price $302 USD (See all pricing) $302 USD (See all pricing)
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CompTIA Network+ N10-007:
What’s in this version

The new exam has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies including the following:

  • Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners
  • Cloud computing best practices & coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques
  • Concepts to give individuals the skills to keep the network resilient

How Does CompTIA Network+ Compare?

Cisco CCENT Cisco CCNA Microsoft MTA/Networking Fundamentals
Performance Based Questions
Exam Focus Job 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 Level CompTIA A+ &/or a minimum of 9 months networking experience recommended None 1-3 years experience None
Vendor Neutral

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Renewal

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.

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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 20 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.

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University of Technology, Jamaica

Network+ certification gets you to the top of the candidate list.

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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.

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Engineer, Spherion

A Network+ certification is proof that you have what your employer is looking for.

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Sr. Systems Engineer, Government Employees Health Association

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