CompTIA Network+ Certification Practice Test Questions
The Network+ Certification focuses specifically on the knowledge of networking and troubleshooting, unlike the very broad, fundamental A+ certification. It is considered a mid-level certification and is recommended for newcomers and veterans of the IT career field. Obtaining both the Network+ certification and the A+ gives you an even higher chance of being hired, and a higher possibility of getting raises. Like the A+ certification, the Network+ certification is vendor-neutral and recognized internationally. It complies with the ISO 17024 standard and is used by big companies such as Apple, Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Specific jobs that may benefit from having a Network+ certification include network field technician, network support specialist, network administrator, network analyst, and help desk technician.
There are no course prerequisites to take any CompTIA exam, and anyone at or above the age of 13 may register. However, it is recommended that applicants for the Network+ certification exam have at least nine months of networking experience in the field and an up to date CompTIA A+ Certification.The current exam code for Network+ is N10-006.
This exam tests you on knowledge of the design, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common devices both wired and wireless. Any newly emerging cloud, mobile, virtualization, and communications technologies will also be covered in this exam and may not be explicitly listed in any exam prep booklets or practice tests There is a maximum of ninety questions on this exam which may include multiple choice questions, multiple response questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drag and drop questions, exhibit questions (containing an image or a video) and performance-based questions. Performance-based questions build scenarios that require you to perform specific tasks.
The exact number of performance-based questions has not been made public. You will have ninety minutes to take this exam. On a points scale of 100-900 points, the minimum passing score is 720. This exam is currently offered in English, German, and Japanese. The current exam code was launched in February of 2015, and so it may be translated to more languages before its retirement (expected to be in 2018).
The price is $285. This certification is valid for three years from the date of your exam, and then may be renewed either by retaking the Network+ exam or joining CompTIA’s Continuing Education program and completing at least thirty Continuing Education Units (CEUs). These include any number of workshops and training programs, including programs on higher certifications.