CompTIA Network+ Recertification Exam for Continuing Education


The CompTIA Network+ Recertification Exam offers an efficient option for renewing active, qualifying CompTIA Network+ CE Certifications. The Recertification Exam bridges the competencies measured by the N10-005 version of the CompTIA Network+ certification exam and the current N10-006 exam. In addition to validating objectives new to the N10-006 exam, the Network+ Recertification Exam also assesses a subset of the knowledge and skills rated by industry experts as being the most relevant for on-the-job performance.

Am I eligible?

The current CompTIA Network+ Recertification Exam, RC0-N06, is available to anyone who earned their certification by passing the Network+ N10-005 exam (or earlier), and has maintained an active Network+ CE certification. Good-for-life certifications are not available for renewal.

How does the Network+ recertification exam work?

  • The Network+ Recertification exam is another way in which to renew your active Network+ CE certification.
  • CompTIA will notify those who qualify to take the Network+ Recertification Exam via email. The notification email will contain instructions, including a Private Access Code (PAC) needed to register for the exam.
  • The Network+ Recertification Exam may be completed online at any location Internet connectivity is available and meets minimum systems requirements. .
  • You may complete your exam once you have paid the exam fee and registered for the test.
  • You have 45 days from the registration date to complete the Recertification Exam. To qualify, the exam must be completed before your CE certification expiration date.
  • If you plan on taking a Recertification Exam to fulfill your current Network+ renewal requirements and you pass the exam, the CE Fees are waived.
  • Upon passing the Network+ Recertification Exam, your certification record will be updated automatically. Your new three-year CE Renewal Cycle dates will be displayed on the Continuing Education page in your certification record.
  • If you hold a higher-level CompTIA certification you will still need to meet the CE Requirements for that certification including paying CE Fees and earning CEUs.

Exam Details

Exam Codes RC0-N06
Launch Date Oct 13, 2016
Exam Description

The CompTIA Network+ Recertification Exam covers these domains:

  • 1.0 Network Architecture (17% of total)
  • 2.0 Network Operations (15% of total)
  • 3.0 Network Security (20% of total)
  • 4.0 Troubleshooting (28% of total)
  • 5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory (20% of total)
Recertification Exam Objectives  Download 
Number of Questions 45
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response)
Length of Test 75 Minutes
Passing Score 7​20 (on a scale of 100-900)
Delivery Non-proctored Pearson IBT
Eligibility Candidates MUST have:
  • An active Network+ CE certification earned by passing exam N10-005 or earlier.
  • Received an email from CompTIA containing a Private Access Code (PAC).
CEU Impact
  • Only candidates with an active Network+ CE certification will receive CEU credit.
  • Passing the exam will automatically renew your existing Network+ CE. Please allow 1-3 days for your record to be updated.
Price $175 USD

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