CompTIA Network+

Course Code: N10-008

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain, and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. It is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need. Other certifications are so broad, they don’t cover the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed in today’s networking environments.


The CompTIA Network+ course helps you to:

  • Establish network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless devices
  • Understand and maintain network documentation
  • Understand the purpose of network services
  • Understand basic datacenter, cloud, and virtual networking concepts
  • Monitor network activity, identifying performance and availability issues
  • Implement network hardening techniques
  • Manage, configure, and troubleshoot network infrastructure
  • CompTIA A+ Certification and a minimum 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience working in a junior network administrator/network support technician job role.

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification.

  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • NOC Technician
  • Cable Technician
  • Datacenter Support Technician
  • System Administrator
  • Telecommunications Technician
1.1 Compare and contrast the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers and encapsulation concepts.
1.2 Explain the characteristics of network topologies and network types.
1.3 Summarize the types of cables and connectors and explain which is the appropriate type for a solution.
1.4 Given a scenario, configure a subnet and use appropriate IP addressing schemes.
1.5 Explain common ports and protocols, their application, and encrypted alternatives.
1.6 Explain the use and purpose of network services.
1.7 Explain basic corporate and datacenter network architecture.
1.8 Summarize cloud concepts and connectivity options
2.1 Compare and contrast various devices, their features, and their appropriate placement on the network.
2.2 Compare and contrast routing technologies and bandwidth management concepts.
2.3 Configure and deploy common Ethernet switching features.
2.4 Install and configure the appropriate wireless standards and technologies.
3.1 Use the appropriate statistics and sensors to ensure network availability.
3.2 Explain the purpose of organizational documents and policies.
3.3 Explain high availability and disaster recovery concepts and summarize which is the best solution.
4.1 Explain common security concepts.
4.2 Compare and contrast common types of attacks.
4.3 Given a scenario, apply network hardening techniques.
4.4 Compare and contrast remote access methods and security implications.
4.5 Explain the importance of physical security.
5.1 Explain the network troubleshooting methodology.
5.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common cable connectivity issues and select the appropriate tools.
5.3 Given a scenario, use the appropriate network software tools and commands.
5.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless connectivity issues.
5.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot general networking issues.
Length of exam 90 minutes
Number of questions 90 questions
Question format Multiple choice and performance-based
Passing grade 720 on a scale of 100 – 900
Exam availability English, German, Portuguese and Spanish
Testing center Pearson VUE Testing Center, Online Testing