Essentials for CompTIA Network+ Certification

ZNET-001 Essentials for CompTIA Network+ Certification (36 hours)
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CompTIA Network+ LogoCourse Description

CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. Many corporations and organizations recommend or require the CompTIA Network+ certification for their IT employees. As the demand for skilled network support professionals grows, CompTIA Network+ is quickly becoming the standard for networking competency,

The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a career in the  IT Infrastructure fields this is great first step along with attaining your CompTIA A+ Certification.  This also the first step towards a Cisco CCENT Certification.

Topics covered in this program include: Network Fundamentals, Network Protocols, TCP/IP subnetting,VoIP, Wireless networking, network troubleshooting, Infrastructure installation, and maintenance. 

Target Audience

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network Infrastructure support or Networkk administration,


  • CompTIA A+ Certification or at least a working knowledge of PC hardware and Operating Systems

  • Students should already have a basic understanding of networks and how they function. A recommended 8-hour workshop to be completed prior to this program would be the Introduction to LANs: For the Beginner and Understanding TCP/IP Seminar or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and be able to configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.

You will:

  • Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.

  • Identify & Describe different network medias (bounded &unbounded)

  • Identify the major types of network implementations.

  • Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.

  • Understand Static and Dynamic routing technologies.

  • Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks, such VoIP.

  • Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.

  • Identify the components used in virtualization &cloud computing.

  • Describe basic concepts related to network security.

  • Respond to security incidents.

  • Identify the components of a remote network implementation.

  • Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.

  • Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.


What Can CompTIA Network+ do for you?

Having proof of your skills and knowledge gives you the edge over other candidates when you're applying for a job, providing:

  • Proof of professional achievement

  • Better job opportunities

  • A viable career path

  • Certification can be used towards college credit

  • Foundational knowledge for additional certifications

  • Prerequisite for Microsoft and Cisco certification courses


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CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Objectives

The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey. The results of this survey were used in weighing the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of the content.

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented.

CompTIA Network+ 006 exam is based on these objectives.

Domain % of Examination
1.0 Network architecture 22%
2.0 Network operations 20%
3.0 Network security 18%
4.0 Troubleshooting 24%
5.0 Industry standards, practices and network theory 16%
Total 100%

Printable PDF version of CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives


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Industry & Government Support for CompTIA Certifications

The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. In fact, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. Microsoft added CompTIA Network+ into their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations such as Cisco, Novell, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks.

  • CompTIA Network+® and the US Department of Defense
    In 2004, the US Department of Defense (DoD) established Directive 8570.1: Information Assurance Training, Certification and Workforce Management. It requires that all DoD Information Assurance technicians and managers are trained and certified.

  • Many government agencies and contractors have found that requiring certification increases employee retention and productivity and keeps employees up-to-date on current technologies.

Government agencies and contractors that currently employ CompTIA-certified professionals include:

U.S. State Department FBI
American Embassy FAA
BAE Systems Booz Allen Hamilton
General Dynamics Northrop Grumman

DOD Directive 8570.1Approved for DOD Information Assurance Directive 8570.1

The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes CompTIA certifications in its technical and management tracks for information assurance technicians and managers under DoD Directive 8570.1M. CompTIA certifications are also part of the State Department Skills Incentive Program (SIP).

How CompTIA Certifications Fit into DoD 8570.1M


IAT Level I

IAT Level II


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
CISSP  (or Associate)

IAM Level I

IAM Level II


CompTIA Security+
CISSP  (or Associate)
CISSP  (or Associate)




CISSP  (or Associate)
CISSP  (or Associate)

For more information on CompTIA certifications and what they mean for government agencies and contractors, download these resources: