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Exam Profile: CompTIA Network+ N10-007

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CompTIA's Network+ certification is an entry-level certification for information technology (IT) professionals. In this exam profile, Anthony Sequeira provides exam details, highlights trouble spots, offers preparation hints, recommends study resources, and suggests next steps.
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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 that is intended to verify a candidate has the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, configure, and manage conventional network devices. This exam profile provides a sense of what to expect on the N10-007 exam, along with preparation strategies.

Exam Details

Number of questions: You can expect 80 questions on your N10-007 exam.

Type(s) of questions: You can expect two to three simulation-style questions at the start of your exam. Following those are multiple choice questions. Some of the multiple choice questions might have more than one option that is correct. The exam is always explicit about how many of the possible options are correct. For example, "choose two" or "choose three." You should be prepared to perform calculations, such as those used for IPv4 subnetting. The testing center provides scratch paper and a pen or pencil for this purpose. Remember, the exam is testing to see if the candidate can 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 (100-900 scale) on the Network+ exam. Your exam score report indicates specific topics where you answered items incorrectly. This feedback is provided to you regardless of your passing or failing mark.

Time limit: You have 90 minutes to complete the Network+ exam. You might note that CompTIA provides more time than this, but this "extra" time is for reading the instructions of the exam, and for completing a survey conducted by CompTIA. 90 minutes is always the fixed duration of time for solving your 80 questions.

How to register: You register for your exam through Pearson VUE.

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