Become CompTIA Network+ Certified Online

IT networks seamlessly connect devices to the data and tools that provide users with the information they need. This 100% online course will teach you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot hard-wired and wireless IT networks. Key topics include network design, security, routing and switching, cloud computing, IPv6, and forensics. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-007).

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Job Outlook for CompTIA Network+ Professionals

Online CompTIA Network+ Certification Training Course FAQs

WHAT IS COVERED IN THE COMPTIA NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION PROCESS?

A thorough CompTIA Network+ Certification training course will prepare you to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. The exam is a comprehensive validation of the knowledge and skills required to set up, deploy, and manage a hard-wired or wireless IT network. It tests for professional-level competency in the following areas:

  • Designing and implementing IT networks
  • Configuring, managing, and maintaining network devices
  • Using devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic in order to create resilient networks
  • Reviewing existing network configurations for their strengths and weaknesses
  • Implementing and managing network security standards and protocols
  • Troubleshooting problems with hard-wired and wireless networks
  • Since the CompTIA Network+ Certification is considered a leading-edge credential, the exam covers cloud and virtualization technologies

According to CompTIA, the Network+ certification is ideal for establishing a career deploying and supporting network infrastructure. Professionals who hold the Network+ certification commonly hold positions that include:

  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Computer Technician
  • Network Field Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Junior System Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • IS Consultant
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Field Engineer
  • Network Analyst

Because the IT industry is subject to constant and rapid change, CompTIA encourages its certificate holders to pursue an aggressive schedule of continuing education (CE) once they achieve Network+ certification. The Network+ certification is valid for three years after the date of your exam. After expiration, CompTIA certifications can be renewed through CE for additional three-year intervals.

Although many IT network support positions involve hands-on work with networks, devices, network software and troubleshooting, CompTIA notes that many companies are opening user and customer support jobs to work from home (WFH) status.

Online CompTIA Network+ Certification Training Course Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, CompTIA recommends having up to 12 months of hands-on experience before taking the Network+ certification exam.

Curriculum

  • Network architecture

    Network infrastructure implementation, routing concepts and protocols, cloud and virtualization

  • Network operations

    Monitoring tools, network segmentation, configuration management

  • Network security

    Network vulnerabilities and threats, risk management, network access control models

  • Troubleshooting

    Network and security troubleshooting, common issues with fiber cables, copper cables, and WAN

  • Industry standards, practices, and network theory

    OSI model, wired connectivity, network policies and procedures

Instructors

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in technology education.

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