CompTIA Network+® Certification
The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. A typical candidate would have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, but this is not a prerequisite. An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey of more than 2,500 participants.
Earning a CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. The exam also covers new technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet.
Industry Support for CompTIA Network+®
The technology community identifies CompTIA Network+ as the perfect entry into a networking career. Top technology companies including Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, Compaq, Lotus and 3Com recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification track. Many other corporations recommend or require the CompTIA Network+ certification for their IT employees. Companies such as CDW Computer Centers and CompuCom know the value of a CompTIA Network+ certification and require it of their IT employees. NexInnovations relies on IT certifications to validate their employees' skills. As the demand for skilled network support professionals grows, CompTIA Network+ is quickly becoming the standard for networking competency.
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