Network+ Experts Needed

CompTIA is seeking IT professionals who have experience working in the field of network administration and/or network support to be involved in an Item Writing workshop for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.

During the Item Writing workshop, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will create, develop, and review item content (questions) for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.

Assistance from SMEs is crucial in providing an industry relevant exam. Potential Network+ candidates must have at least 5 years of experience working in the field of network administration or network support to be considered. It is preferred that potential candidates are Network+ certified or hold equivalent or higher credentials.

SMEs who attend the workshop will receive:

  • An honorarium of $400 per day (or $2000 total for the week), pending adequate level of participation
  • A complementary CompTIA testing voucher for the exam of his/her choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments daily during the workshop

In recognition of their contributions, all SMEs who participate in the entire Item Writing workshop will have their names and companies (if provided) listed on the CompTIA website.

International SMEs (outside of North America) will receive a $500 a day stipend to help defer additional travel costs.

When: July 9th-13th, 201​8
Where: CompTIA Headquarters; 3500 Lacey Rd. Suite 100, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (Downers Grove is a suburb of Chicago)

Only professionals working in one of the fields above should apply. Although CompTIA appreciates interest from the training community, applications from trainers, authors, or individuals who may profit or materially benefit from knowledge of the CompTIA credential content are not eligible to participate.

If you have questions about the application process, email

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