The Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional.
The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The current version of Network+, exam code N10-005, was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.
- Network Topologies & Types Of Networks
- The OSI Model
- Networking Equipment – I
- Networking Equipment – II
- Understanding Frame Types, Especially Ethernet
- Understanding Wireless
- TCP/IP Addressing and IPv6
- Protocols of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
- NAT and ICS
- DHCP, Port Forwarding, and DMZ Hosts
- TCP/IP Troubleshooting Tools
- Network Troubleshooting – A Case Study
- Common Protocol Suites
- WAN Technologies
- Network Management
- Remote Access
- Repair Tools
- Final Review Questions
The duration for N+ is:
Regular Track: 160 Hours (80 Days, 2 Hours per Day)
In order to receive the N+ certification
- N10-005: Network+ Certification
No prerequisites for N+