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CompTIA Network+

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CompTIA Network+ training and certification provides you with the education to begin a career in network administration. This free online course teaches the skills needed to create, configure, manage, and troubleshoot wireless and wired networks.

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The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do… It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”
– Steve Ballmer

You believe you have potential, training companies ask if you have money. If you you don’t, they are no longer interested in talking to you. Money should not ever be a barrier to a qualified person becoming a networking professional, anywhere throughout the world.

Similar to A+, Network+ training provides entry-level skills that provide the foundation to a career in network administration. The Network+ is recognized by employers globally as a statement that an individual has a core set of skills, which are required for most entry-level IT jobs everywhere. Everyone deserves a chance to begin or advance in their IT career, and our self-paced online CompTIA Network+ training is 100 percent free for that reason.

About the Online CompTIA Network+ Certification Training

The CompTIA Network+ curriculum covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management and security. After taking this free online self-paced course, you’ll be able to distinguish between different types of networks, identify features of VPN and VLAN, differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards, categorize WAN and LAN technology types and properties, implement a basic wireless network and recognize basic network attack types. It’s a wide variety of knowledge that can be used for job roles such as a network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

This online Network+ course is recommended for individuals who work in, or are looking to get into networking, cabling and systems administration, prior experience is not required. In addition to building one’s networking skill set, this course is also designed to prepare an individual for the Network+ certification exam, a distinction that can open a myriad of job opportunities from major companies. 

The IT industry is a stable and rapidly growing field and the demand for network professionals is continuing to grow. This certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance your future networking career.

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Total Clock Hours: 31 hrs, 52 mins
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About the CompTIA Network+ Exam

In order to earn the official certification for CompTIA Network+, you must take one required exam. Test-takers must score a 720/900 on the 90-minute, 100-question exam. The exam may be taken at any Pearson VUE testing center globally.

Certifications are valid for three years. Reestablishing your certification status requires certain guidelines be met. For more information on maintaining the CompTIA Network+ certification, visit CompTIA’s website

What is Involved in the CompTIA Network+ Course?

Curriculum for this training covers a wide range of network skills and knowledge. You will learn network technologies, media and topologies, installation and configuration, management and security. Additionally, the course covers internet utilities, ports and protocols, connection devices, network models, TCP/IP, DNS and URLs, and network troubleshooting. Upon completing Cybrary’s Network+ training, you will have the knowledge and tools to identify different types of networks, distinguish the features of VPN and VLAN, differentiate and implement wiring standards, and identify basic network attack types. This course will prepare you to successfully complete your Network+ certification. CompTIA Network+ has 31 hrs., 52 mins. of total clock time.

Who Should Take the CompTIA Network+ Online Course?

CompTIA Network+ training is designed for individuals who are looking to enter the IT industry in the networking, cabling and systems administration industry. The course is ideal for people who are already working in the field, but who are not yet certified. However, it is also a good fit for individuals who have no prior experience, but want to get started in networking.

Why Should I Get Network+ Certified?

Certification in Network+ shows perspective employers that you have to abilities and knowledge to oversee important and proprietary networks. Network+ certification is a credential that is recognized and preferred worldwide, and it will provide you with access to career opportunities that you won’t have without it. Certification demonstrates dedication, industry-recognized proof of achievement, and provides added opportunities for career advancement.

What Types of Jobs Will CompTIA Network+ Certification Prepare Me For?

CompTIA Network+ certification can open the doors for a wide range of in-demand IT business opportunities. Becoming Network+ certified is a step in the right direction for a career in either networking or telecommunications. Many reputable corporations require that job candidates are Network+ certified professionals, including Apple, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Novell, and Microsoft includes Network+ certification in their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification program, which offers an advantage in the current job market.

Certification in Network+ will prepare you for positions such as network field ​technician, network field engineer, network ​administrator, help desk ​technician, network ​support specialist, network security specialist, network analyst, network designer, and many more.

Additionally, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) IT positions are open to Network+ certified applicants, as the certification meets the DoD directive requirements.

What is Involved in the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam?

Testing for the CompTIA Network+ certification (exam code N10-006) covers configuring, managing, and troubleshooting wired and wireless network devices. Additionally, new technologies like unified communications, cloud, mobile, and virtual technology are covered.

The exam is made up of 90 questions and includes multiple-choice, drag and drop, and performance-based problems. You will have up to 90 minutes to complete the exam. To successfully pass the certification exam, you have to score 720 out of 900.

It is recommended that you have completed CompTIA A+ certification and that you have at least nine months of networking experience before taking the Network+ certification exam, but it is not required.

The cost for the exam is $302, but if you complete Cybrary’s free online course, you can receive a voucher that gives you the discounted price of $293.

Your certification will be valid for three years, at which time you will have to renew. Contact CompTIA for more information on this and other certifications.

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