CompTIA Network+ Certification

IT LEVEL:
Beginner

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
6-12mos

PRIOR CERTS:
CompTIA A+ or ITF+

EXAM LENGTH:
90 mins

CompTIA Net+ Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions

The CompTIA Network+ exam is designed for early stage IT professionals or career changers looking to start or advance their IT career.  The Network+ exam validates your skills in configuring and maintaining business network environments, troubleshooting wired and wireless network devices, and implementing basic network security protocols.

If you’ve already successfully passed the CompTIA A+ and/or CompTIA ITF+ exams or have 6-12 months of hands-on industry experience maintaining or configuring business networks, you’re ready to start preparing for your Network+ certification exam.

The CompTIA Network+ exam covers a range of topics that help demonstrate competency in networking tasks including:

  • Configuring and maintaining network devices
  • Segmenting network traffic using switches and routers
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity problems

Before taking the CompTIA Network+ certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 5 core areas:

  • Networking Concepts

    Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately.

  • Infrastructure

    Determine & explain the appropriate cabling, device and storage technologies.

  • Network Operations

    Use best practices to manage the network, determine policies & ensure business continuity.

  • Network Security

    Summarize physical security & common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network.

  • Network Troubleshooting & Tools

    Explain the network troubleshooting methodology & appropriate tools to support connectivity & performance.

How confident are you with network fundamentals? Take our IT knowledge quiz to validate your confidence going into the exam and/or applying for your next IT position.

Maybe you’ve started some DIY studying on your own, but you’re not feeling quite confident enough to pass the exam. Join CIAT students and IT community members for some extra one-on-one help from our certified instructors in our complimentary online workshops.

The technical skills validated through the CompTIA Network+ certification exam will help prepare you for early stage IT career opportunities such as:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Computer / HelpDesk Technician

Successfully passing your Network+ IT certification exam is a critical step to starting a new IT career and is one of the most sought-after certifications for entry-level positions. However, passing the certification exam is only one step of the equation.  If you pass the exam, but have no demonstrable skills to back it up, you may have challenges getting past the interview stage with potential employers.

CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.

Students enrolled in our Computer Technician CertificateComputer Information Systems Certificate, or Computer Information Systems Degree programs feel confident taking the CompTIA Network+ exam after 10 weeks of technical training and exam preparation.

CompTIA Network+ is a beginner level certification that can serve as a launchpad for numerous IT certification and career pathways. The more certs you earn, the more skills you acquire, the more career opportunities will be available. Register for our CompTIA Net+ course today!

Your CompTIA Net+ exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition for all Certificate and Degree programs. CIAT provides unlimited attempts at passing the CompTIA Net+ to ensure you start your exam calm and confident, without worrying about what will happen if you don’t pass.

You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.

Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to CIAT students and alumni.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has now enabled students to take the CompTIA Net+ certification exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through CompTIA’s new “Test Anywhere” process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.

Studying for the CompTIA Network+ certification on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career.

Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including CompTIA Network+.

  • No exam fees
  • Unlimited exam attempts*
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support

 

*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.

Questions About Getting Certified?

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers. Navigating the IT certification landscape by yourself can be challenging. If you’re wondering which certification path is right for you or how to get started, we’re here to help.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is August 24th, 2021!

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