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CompTIA Network+


Certification Industry: Network and Security

Certificate Name: CompTIA Network+

Certificate Issuing Authority: CompTIA

Certification Price: $329 USD

Certificate Validity: 3 years

Certification Details:

CompTIA Network+ certification ensures that a professional is equipped with everything to support virtual networks. It helps in developing a career in implementing network security, standards, and protocols. Among a number of renowned IT-driven companies, Apple, Dell, Canon, HP, and Intel are a few to mention which trust the CompTIA Network+ certification for their network management. Junior Network Administrators, Computer Technicians, Network Field Technicians, Network Analysts, System Engineers, IS Consultants and Network Field Engineers should apply for this certification.

Average Salary Range of CompTia Network+

USA : $65,000 (Source)

India : 2,96,000 INR (Source)

Who Should Apply for CompTIA Network+?

Benefits of CompTIA Network+ 
  1. Fulfillment of Requirements: CompTIA Network+ certification acts as a baseline for all network information. It is greatly recognized by the firms and with this certification, a professional is said to have fulfilled the training requirements as both A+ and Network+ certifications are expected for hiring and promotions
  2. Validation of Achievements: Many IT professionals specializing in networking are obsessed with collecting network certifications. They do so to outshine their peers and to enhance their career opportunities. As CompTIA Network+ covers everything about networking, it is preferred over other Microsoft certifications.
 Exam Topic: 
DOMAIN
% OF EXAMINATION
NETWORKING CONCEPTS 23%
INFRASTRUCTURE 18%
NETWORK OPERATIONS 17%
NETWORK SECURITY 20%
NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING AND TOOLS 22%
TOTAL 100%

Exam Details:

Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based

Duration: 90 Minutes

Passing Score: 720 (on a scale of 100-900)

The credentials can be renewed by earning 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or by taking CertMaster CE Network+ Training Course. Another route for renewal can be to take a higher-level CompTIA certification to update the skills.

Recommended Experience: CompTIA A+ Certification and At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience

An applicant is required to create a Pearson VUE testing account after which it will be allotted a test center or take the exam online.  Register for the exam here

Since this exam covers all that there is to know about networking, it is considered to be a high-level exam despite the limited number of questions. Therefore, certified professionals recommend about 3 months of study for a beginner.

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