CompTIA's Network+ certification is an entry-level certification for information technology (IT) professionals. Unlike many vendor-specific certifications in the IT industry, such as Cisco Systems' Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, Network+ is a vendor-neutral certification intended to verify that a candidate has the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network devices. This exam profile provides a sense of what to expect on the N10-006 exam, along with preparation strategies.
- Number of questions: CompTIA states that the Network+ exam contains 7885 questions.
- Type(s) of questions: A handful of simulations, some interactive questions based on scenarios, but mostly multiple-choice questions. Some of the questions are based on exhibits; for example, showing the output of a command involving an interface on a network device. You should be prepared to perform calculations such as those used by IPv4 subnetting. The exam tests whether candidates are able to use their knowledge and apply critical thinking skills to arrive at a correct or best solution.
- Passing score: CompTIA requires that you score a 720 on the Network+ exam, on a scale of 100900.
- Time limit: You have 90 minutes to complete the Network+ exam.
- How to register: Registration for the Network+ exam can be done through Pearson VUE.