CompTIA Network+ Certification
The CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification for network technicians. This certification is designed to test the competency of a mid-level network technician in supporting and configuring TCP/IP clients in terms of network design, cabling, hardware setup, configuration, installation, support, and troubleshooting.
Tuition: $1,850 + $100 registration fee. Financing Options Are Available.
The CompTIA Network+ Class covers:
- The OSI Seven-Layer Model
- The TCP/IP Model
- Coaxial, Twisted-Pair, and Optical Fiber cabling
- Network Topologies
- Network Hardware
- IPv4 and IPv6 Network Addressing, Subnetting, DNS, and Routing
- Internet Connectivity and WANs
- Network Security
- Network Design, Implementation, & Trouble-shooting
- Wireless Networking
The Network+ exam tests the ability of a networking technician to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and support a network, and understand various aspects of networking technologies, including TCP/IP and the OSI model. It also tests knowledge of network com-ponents and where they function in association with the OSI model, network cabling, network security, and network troubleshooting.
The Network+ certification is sponsored by CompTIA, which is the Computing Technology Industry Association, as such they are as vendor-neutral as possible. The Network+ exam contains situational, traditional, and identification types of questions. The Network+ exam is open to anybody, although it is designed to be taken by those with at least 18 months of on-the-job experience as a network technician, as well as the A+ certification or equivalent knowledge.