What is CompTIA Network+ Certification?

CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot the critical networks your organization depends on.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networking on any platform.

CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills required by network professionals. Other certifications are so extensive that they do not cover the practical skills and accurate knowledge required in today’s networked environments.

CompTIA Network+ Certification is an IT certification exam that verifies that you have the essential networking knowledge and skills to develop your career in IT infrastructure.

 Unlike other vendor-specific network certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares to support networks regardless of platform. It provides the foundation you need before you specialize in vendor solutions. CompTIA Network+ is the only industry certification for both wired and wireless networks.

 CompTIA’s Network + validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage wired and wireless networks in organizations around the world. CompTIA Network+ demonstrates a professional understanding of new technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies

CompTIA Network+ Certification & Certification

What Skills Will You Learn?

Explain basic networking concepts including network services, physical connections, topologies and architecture, and cloud connectivity.

Explain routing technologies and networking devices; deploy ethernet solutions and configure wireless technologies.

Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity.

Explain security concepts and network attacks in order to harden networks against threats.

Troubleshoot common cable, connectivity, and software issues related to networking.

Exam Details

Launch Date
September 15, 2021
March 2018
Exam Description
CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies with expanded coverage of several domains by adding: Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners Key cloud computing best practices and typical service models Coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques Concepts to give individuals the combination of skills to keep the network resilient
Number of Questions
Maximum of 90 questions per exam
Maximum of 90 questions per exam
Type of Questions
Multiple choice and performance-based
Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test
90 Minutes per exam
90 Minutes per exam
Passing Score
720 (on a scale of 100-900)
720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience
CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
English, with Japanese scheduled and others TBD
English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
Generally three years after launch
June 30 2022
Testing Provider
Pearson VUE- Testing Centers & Online Testing
Pearson VUE- Testing Centers & Online Testing
$348 USD per exam
$348 USD per exam

CompTIA Network+ N10-008: What’s in this version

  1. Network architecture appears on the exam for the first time, including more emphasis on software-defined networking, ensuring that candidates understand network integrations and the cutting-edge technologies being used in deployments.
  2. Emerging wireless standards and technologies are covered to allow businesses flexibility and maximal security when deploying networks.
  3. Because constant access to both internal networks and SaaS applications drives productivity, network performance monitoring and high availability are covered as separate objectives.
  4. Network security has been streamlined to focus on the critical aspects of hardening networks against malicious attacks and the secure execution of network deployments to protect against unintended data breaches.

What does on CompTIA Network+ exam?

CompTIA’s Network+ certification validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless enterprise networks around the world. CompTIA Network+ demonstrates a professional understanding of new technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies.

CompTIA Network+ ensures that an IT professional has the following knowledge and skills:

  1. Functional Network Design and Implementation Configuring, Managing and maintaining major Network Devices
  2. Segment network traffic using devices such as switches and routers to create resilient networks
  3. Advantages of existing network configurations and identifying Disadvantages
  4. Network Implementing Security, Standards, Protocols
  5. Modifying the Network Issue
  6. Supports the Creation of Virtualized Networks


Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification

Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program

Your CompTIA Network+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like Network+ itself, CompTIA Network+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

It’s easy to renew

You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Network+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Network+ will automatically renew.

Network+ can be renewed.


CEUs needed for renewal


What are the job opportunities after the CompTIA network+ certification?

CompTIA Network+ is intended for professionals with 9 months of networking experience seeking to advance their networking career with the recommended prerequisites for CompTIA Network+ certification. CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates for the following job positions:

  1. Network administrator
  2. Field network engineer
  3. Junior network administrator
  4. IT consultant
  5. Network engineer
  6. Computer technician
  7. Help desk technician
  8. System Engineer
  9. Network Support Specialist
  10. Network analyst
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