1. What is Network+™
Network+ Certification is awarded
by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) and signifies the
competency achieved in configuring and troubleshooting PC hardware and software
(Operating Systems). The certification exams are computer based, and
conducted by Sylvan Prometric and VUE testing centers. The certification is
recognized by leading hardware, software, and firmware manufacturers, resellers,
and support centers. The certification, being widely recognized, offers improved
job prospects in the field of computer networking, and maintenance. There are no
pre-requisites for taking this exam. The only requirement being payment of exam
fee, which is about US$ 90 to US$ 225 (Depending on membership discounts). The
exam code for the Network+ Core Hardware exam is N10-003. The tests
contain identification and situational questions.
2. What are the test
As mentioned previously, to attain
Network+ certification, you must pass only one exam, that is Network+ exam.
Broadly, the exam objectives for each exam are given below:
Network+ Exam broad objectives
respective weightage are given below:
Topologies – 20%
Protocols and Standards
Network Support -
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3. Other Network+™ Certification
How long will
it take to prepare for Network+ certification exams?
are preparing for Network+ exams yourself (self learning), it is likely to take
about 2-3 months of preparation (Assuming 3-4 hours of study per day). However,
please note that the preparation time greatly depends on the background. If you
are already involved in the local area networking/wide area networking, you may
find it easy, and may require minimal preparation. On the other hand, if you are
new to computer computer networking, it may take about 6 months (assuming you
don't take any formal classroom coaching) for thorough preparation. CompTIA®
recommends A+ and nine months networking experience for taking Network+ exam.
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What is the exam fee and who
conduct the exams?
The exam fee for Network+ may
range from US$90 up to US$ 225. If you are a member of CompTIA, the exam fee
discounts apply. The exam is computer based, and Sylvan Prommetric (and VUE)
conducts the exam.
What is the format in which the
exams are delivered?
The exams are computer based, and
adaptive. Adaptive tests adjust the next question based on the answer to your
current question, and helpful in greatly reducing the exam time. However, please
note that CompTIA® may change the exam format from time to time, ensure that
you had verified with the official website.
Is it available in German or
Yes, Network+ exam is available in
English, German, Japanese and Korean.
How long the certification is
The certifications offered by
CompTIA are valid for a life time. Though, it is recommended that you retake
your certification when new exams are available, it is not compulsory.
What other certifications are
available from CompTIA?
The other certification available
are A+, Server+, iNet+, Linux+, etc.