CompTIA Network+

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The CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) certification validates the skills required to build, manage, and troubleshoot wired and wireless devices. This certification covers basic networking concepts such as protocols, network infrastructure, network troubleshooting, and network security. It is widely accepted in the IT industry as a standard for entry-level networking positions. Industries utilize this certification to verify that their IT employees can deploy, maintain, support, and operate networks. The Network+ (N10-008) certification validates a professional’s knowledge of network gear, installation, and troubleshooting, laying the groundwork for future growth in IT/network job opportunities.


  • No prerequisites.

  • Networking Fundamentals

    • Compare and contrast the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers and encapsulation concepts.
    • Explain the characteristics of network topologies and network types.
    • Summarize the types of cables and connectors and explain which is the appropriate type for a solution.
    • Given a scenario, configure a subnet and use appropriate IP addressing schemes.
    • Explain common ports and protocols, their application, and encrypted alternatives.
    • Explain the use and purpose of network services.
    • Explain basic corporate and datacenter network architecture.
    • Summarize cloud concepts and connectivity options.

    Network Implementations

    • Compare and contrast various devices, their features, and their appropriate placement on the network.
    • Compare and contrast routing technologies and bandwidth management concepts.
    • Given a scenario, configure and deploy common Ethernet switching features.
    • Given a scenario, install and configure the appropriate wireless standards and technologies.

    Network Operations

    • Given a scenario, use the appropriate statistics and sensors to ensure network availability.
    • Explain the purpose of organizational documents and policies.
    • Explain high availability and disaster recovery concepts and summarize which is the best solution.

    Network Security

    • Explain common security concepts.
    • Compare and contrast common types of attacks.
    • Given a scenario, apply network hardening techniques.
    • Compare and contrast remote access methods and security implications.
    • Explain the importance of physical security.

    Network Troubleshooting

    • Explain the network troubleshooting methodology.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common cable connectivity issues and select the appropriate tools.
    • Given a scenario, use the appropriate network software tools and commands.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless connectivity issues.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot general networking issues.

Exam Codes



The CompTIA Network+ certification verifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:

Establish network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless devices

Understand and maintain network documentation

Understand the purpose of network services, basic data center, cloud and virtual networking concepts

Monitor network activity, identifying performance and availability issues

Implement network hardening techniques

Manage, configure and troubleshoot network infrastructure

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple choice and performance-based

Length of Test

90 Minutes

Passing Score

720 (on a scale of 100-900)


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