CompTIA’s Network+ certification serves as an entry-level certification for information technology (IT) professionals. Unlike many other certifications in the IT industry (for example, Cisco Systems’ Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification), Network+ is vendor-neutral certification requiring competencies in networking fundamentals (for example, identifying the purpose of various network devices, IP address subnetting, and network troubleshooting.) The good news for Network+ candidates is that the certification can be attained by passing a single exam, N10-005. This exam profile seeks to give you a sense of what to expect on the N10-005 exam, along with preparation strategies.
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- Number of questions: CompTIA states that the Network+ exam contains 100 questions.
- Type(s) of questions: The Network+ exam consists of multiple choice questions. However, many of the multiple choice questions are based on exhibits, and you should be prepared to perform mathematical calculations (for example, binary math calculations when solving a subnetting question) required for network design and troubleshooting.
- Passing score: CompTIA requires that you score a 720 on the Network+ exam, on a scale of 100-900.
- Time limit: You have 90 minutes to complete the Network+ exam.
- How to register: Registration for the Network+ exam can be done either through Pearson VUE or Prometric.