Network+ certification: Review of exam specifics, Part 1

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. Find a review of CompTIA Network+ exam specifics here.

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international vendor neutral industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training.

Exam costs: $218 each attempt. CompTIA Corporate Members receive discounts off the non member pricing. Employers that require this test are usually corporate members and will inform you of this. You can also buy exam vouchers of VUE or Prometric to get a discount. Check CompTIA store for exam vouchers.
Exam location: You can register for the exam at any Pearson VUE and Thompson Prometric center.
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Time allocated: 90 minutes per exam
Total marks: Graded from 100-900 marks
Minimum pass marks: 554
Number of questions: 85 questions per exam
Exam format: Linear format; computer-based test (CBT)
Prerequisites: None. CompTIA A+ and/or equivalent of nine months of networking experience is recommended but not required.
Validation period: Certification does not expire however it is recommended you upgrade to the latest exam version when objectives are revised.
Score report: Delivered immediate on test completion.

Exam pattern
The question types found on the A+ exam are:

  • Multiple choice with single answer: Student is required to select a single answer from a range of options (generally 4-5) by clicking on a radio button.
  • Multiple choice with multiple answer: Student is required to select a range of options. The number of options to select is specified.
  • Fill in the blank: Student is required to type in the missing text to complete the sentence.

Network+ Exam Objectives
Certification Domain Area Percentage Of Exam
Media & Topologies 20%
Protocols & Standards 20%
Network Implementation 25%
Network Support 35%

Exam objectives:
This is only meant as quick overview for you to get a better grasp of what is involved with studying for the CompTIA Network Plus certification exam. If you are 100% committed to following through with your entry into the IT world we highly suggest you visit the CompTIA Network+ Web site and gather all needed details.

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This was first published in September 2006

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