Exam Number: N10-007

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners.

This exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Troubleshoot, configure and manage common network devices
  • Establish basic network connectivity
  • Understand and maintain network documentation
  • Identify network limitations and weaknesses
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols

The candidate will have a basic understanding of enterprise technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies.

CompTIA Network+ is accredited by ANSI to show compliance with the ISO 17024 Standard and, as such, the exam objectives undergo regular reviews and updates.

CompTIA Network+ candidates are recommended to have the following:

  • CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge
  • At least 9 to 12 months of work experience in IT networking

Course Objectives

1.0 Networking Concepts
-Explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols.
-Explain devices, applications, protocols and services at their appropriate OSI layers.
-Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching.
-Given a scenario, configure the appropriate IP addressing components.
-Compare and contrast the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies.
-Technologies that facilitate the Internet of Things (IoT)
-Given a scenario, implement the appropriate wireless technologies and configurations.
-Summarize cloud concepts and their purposes.
-Explain the functions of network services.
-Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate cabling solution.
-Given a scenario, determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a network and install/configure them.

2.0 Infrastructure
-Explain the purposes and use cases for advanced networking devices.
-Explain the purposes of virtualization and network storage technologies.
-Compare and contrast WAN technologies.

3.0 Network Operations
-Given a scenario, use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the network.
-Compare and contrast business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.
-Explain common scanning, monitoring and patching processes and summarize their expected outputs.
-Given a scenario, use remote access methods.
-Identify policies and best practices.
-Summarize the purposes of physical security devices.
-Explain authentication and access controls.
-Given a scenario, secure a basic wireless network.

4.0 Network Security
-Summarize common networking attacks.
-Given a scenario, implement network device hardening.
-Explain common mitigation techniques and their purposes.

5.0 Network Troubleshooting and Tools
-Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wired connectivity and performance issues.
-Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless connectivity and performance issues.
-Given a scenario, troubleshoot common network service issues.

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