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What is CompTIA Network+Certification?

What is the CompTIA Network+ Certification?

Network+ (Network Plus) is a mid-level certification for network technicians. 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.

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

CompTIA Network + Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-007 
Launch Date March 2018
Exam Description 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
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification and At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
Languages English, German, Japanese
In Development: Spanish, Portuguese
Retirement Usually three years after launch
Price $319 USD (See all pricing)

How Much Does the CompTIA Network+ Certification Cost?

The Code Academy of South Florida offers a price of  $319 for the CompTIA Network + Exam Voucher.

What type of jobs can you get with the CompTIA Network+ Certification?

  • Help Desk/Support/Services Management
  • Human Resources
  • Systems/Enterprise Architecture
  • Security Jobs Network Engineer. (Salary: is $73,400 per year)
  • Sr. Network Engineer. (Salary: is $98,545 per year)
  • Network Administrator. (Salary: is $67,961per year)
  • Information Technology Manager. (Salary: $87,360 per year)
  • Systems Administrator. (Salary: $68,884 per year)
  • Information Technology Director. (Salary: $117,536 per year)
  • Systems Engineer (Computer Network/IT) (Salary: $77,445 per year)

What type of salary can you get with the CompTIA Network+ Certification?

Network+ Salary The average salary for Network+ certified professionals and related CompTIA certification holders: CompTIA A+: $59,000. CompTIA Server+: $63,000

  • Security Jobs Network Engineer. Salary: is $73,400 per year
  • Sr. Network Engineer. Salary: is $98,545 per year
  • Network Administrator. Salary: is $67,961per year
  • Information Technology Manager. Salary: $87,360 per year
  • Systems Administrator. Salary: $68,884 per year
  • Information Technology Director. Salary: $117,536 per year
  • Systems Engineer Computer Network/IT) Salary: $77,445 per year

Where can you find training for CompTIA Network+ Certification?

Professor Messer Online video courses provide high-quality training materials for the world’s most popular certification exams. More than sixty-million Professor Messer videos have been viewed, and thousands more are watched every day. It has helped students, teachers, and IT professionals around the world with focused training materials.

You can also take training at the Code Academy of South Florida Inc for CompTIA Network+ Certification classes. Here is a complete list of the popular CompTIA classes offered by The Code Academy

CompTIA A+5$2500
CompTIA Network+52500
CompTIA A+ / Network + Boot Camp7$2995
Linux+ Boot Camp5$2495
Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Boot Camp5$2495
Server+ Boot Camp5$2500
Healthcare IT Technician Boot Camp5$2495
Train the Trainer (CTT+ / MCT) Boot Camp3$2500
Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+) Boot Camp5$2500
Strata Boot Camp5$2995
CompTIA Security+5$2495
CompTIA Cloud +5$2495
CompTIA Project+5 $2495

What are some popular books?

1. CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007) (Comptia Network + All-in-one Exam Guide)

Author: Mike Meyers

CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide is an excellent and fully updated book written by CompTIA training and certification guru Mike Meyers. This is the bestselling book which contains 100% coverage of the exam objectives, real-world examples from training expert, hundreds of accurate practice questions and serves as a valuable on-the-job reference.

It also covers :

  • Free video training

  • Interactive hands-on labs

  • Simulations that prepare you for difficult performance-based questions

  • A valuable pre-assessment test

  • A collection of Mike Meyers’ favorite shareware and freeware networking utilities.

2. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam Cram (6th Edition

Author: Emmett Dulaney

If you want to pass successfully CompTIA’s Network+ N10-007 exam CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam Cram is the perfect study guide for you. It covers information about cloud networking, IPv6, wireless technologies, wired and wireless typologies, ports, protocols. Cram quizzes, cram sheet tear card help you to enhance your knowledge in this field.

The key topic includes:

  • OSI networking model and network services

  • Addressing, routing and switching

  • Network components and devices

  • WAN technologies

  • Cabling and wireless solutions

  • Cloud computing and visualizations

  • Network operations and security

  • Network troubleshooting.

You have to know:

  • How to Implement networks based on specific requirements

  • Install and configure DNS and DHCP

  • How to manage TCP/IP routing and switching

  • How to establish a plan of actions.

  • Also, know how to monitor and analyze network traffic.

3. CompTIA Network+ Study Guide: Exam N10-006 (Comptia Network + Study Guide Authorized Courseware)

Author: Todd Lammle

CompTIA Network+ Study Guide is a well written, accurate and contains a lot of material with plenty of exercises that help you relate to real-world scenarios and applications. This book covers 100% of exam objectives, interactive online learning environment, and study tools with 2 custom practice exams, more than 100 electronic flashcards, searchable key term glossary. Also includes the URL on the back of the book to give u access to online practice test material that makes the exam easier.

It covers the following topics:

  • The Open Systems Interconnection specifications

  • Networking topological, connectors, and wiring standards

  • The current Ethernet specifications

  • Common network connectivity devices

  • Internet protocol

  • IP subletting, IP addressing, IP routing, troubleshooting IP

  • Authentication and access control

  • Physical security and risk

  • Software, hardware and Troubleshooting tools

  • Management, monitoring, and optimization.

4. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide (Certification Guide)

Author: Anthony Sequeira

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 cert Guide makes you the master of CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam by improving both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. In this book, materials are presented in a concise manner and review questions help you assess your knowledge. The key topics of this book are computer networks and the OSI model, network components, Ethernet, IP addressing, routing traffic, wide area networks (WANs), wireless technologies, network performance, command-line utilities, network management, policies, security, and troubleshooting.

This book provides the following:

  • 100% of all CompTIA Network+ exam objectives

  • 1200 practice questions with answers and explanations

  • 5 full-length chapter tests

  • 2 practice exams

  • A year of FREE access to the online test bank

  • Hundreds of exam-realistic questions.

  • An organized test preparation routine

  • Exam topic lists

  • Chapter-ending quizzes

  • Two hours of video mentoring

5. 31 Days Before Your CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the N10-006 Certification Exam

Author: Allan Johnson

A great, organized, structured, concise book and is a must read for those people who are preparing for the CCNA ICND2 exam as it encompasses all objectives for the ICND2 exam.

This book includes:

  • Network devices, services, and applications

  • WAN technologies

  • Cable installation

  • Network typologies and infrastructure

  • Implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

  • Routing concepts

  • Network monitoring and metrics

  • Network segmentation, patches, and updates

  • Risks, threats, and vulnerabilities

  • Physical security, firewalls, access control, and forensics

  • Implement policies, procedures, ports and protocols and safety practices

  • Troubleshooting

This book helps you:

  • To summarizing each day’s study topic by providing a Visual tear-card calendar

  • By covering Checklist for tracking your progress in mastering exam objectives

  • To make the study more enjoyable by using Conversational Tone

  • By providing Strategies to prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically for exam day.

6. CompTIA Network+ Certification Kit: Exam N10-006

Author: Todd Lammle, Jon Buhagiar

CompTIA Network+ Certification kit is the complete package with in-depth information needed to pass the certification. The book is broken into 5 parts including domain 1.0 network architecture, domain 2.0 network operations, domain 3.0 network security, domain 4.0 troubleshooting, domain 5.0 industry standards, practices, and network theory.

This book will provide:

  • 100% coverage of the network+ exam objectives

  • Clear and concise information on crucial networking maintenance and troubleshooting topics

  • Practical examples and insights are drawn from real-world experience

  • Exam highlights and end-of-chapter review

  • A glossary of the most important terms readers will need to understand

  • Authoritative coverage of key exam topics.

7. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack (Flash Cards and Exam Practice Packs)

Author: Anthony Sequeira

This is the best book to refresh your mind and test your knowledge before the exam. This book includes more than 700 flashcards, three full exams of realistic test questions, the actual exam experience which enables you to select question topics, check answers, review explanations, bookmark questions, and take notes, assessment software,40 performance-based question exercises and more than 100 graphical quick reference sheets. There is a very concise “reader’s digest” summary at the end of each chapter.

Key topics are:

  • Network devices and services

  • WAN technologies

  • Network topological and infrastructures

  • Addressing schemes

  • Cloud and virtualization

  • Network Segmentation

  • Implementing switches

  • Network security overview

  • Network troubleshooting methodologies

  • Networking standards

8. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual, Fourth Edition (Exam N10-006)

Author: Mike Meyers,Jonathan S. Weissman

This good book was written by Mike Meyers, the leading expert on CompTIA certification and training with lots of good information. Mike Meyers CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual is an up-to-date, full-color textbook including coverage of Learning objectives, photographs, and illustrations, real-world examples, cross-check exercises, key terms highlighted, tech tips, notes, and warnings, exam tips, end-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects.

Electronic content includes the following:

  • Shareware and freeware networking tools and utilities

  • 100+ practice exam questions

  • 20+ lab simulations

  • One hour of video training.

9. CompTIA Network+ Practice Tests: Exam N10-007

Author: Craig Zacker

CompTIA Network+ Practice Tests provides the coverage of 100% of all CompTIA Network+ exam objectives that help you gain the confidence you need for taking the new CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007. This comprehensive book provides advances in networking technology and reflects changes in associated job tasks.

This book covers the following:

  • 1200 practice questions with answers and explanations

  • 5 full-length chapter tests

  • 2 practice exams

  • A year of FREE access to the online test bank

Key topics are

  • Network architecture

  • Network operations

  • Network security

  • Troubleshooting

  • Industry standards, practices, and network theory.

  • Cloud and wireless networking topics

Where can you find a study guide?

The Code Academy of South Florida Offers the CompTIA A+/Network+ Course. The technology community identifies CompTIA A+ certification as the perfect entry into an IT career. Technology and certification companies including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Novell, and Certiport recognize CompTIA A+ certification as part of their certification tracks. Top technology companies including CompuCom, CompUSA, and IBM have also made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians. Additionally, more than 100 companies now require CompTIA A+ certification as a prerequisite to qualify for their corporate and vendor-specific training programs.

Sample questions

  1. How long does the training last?

  2. How old do you have to be to take the exam?

  3. Can I take my certification anywhere in the world?

How much is certification?

At The Code Academy of South Florida, the school provides a voucher for N10-007. Full Retail Price for the Network+ Exam is now $319.00.