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Network+ Certification

Length: 32 hours | PDUs: 32 contact hours

Course Desription

CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure by covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. This certification validates the hands-on skills needed to work with both wired and wireless networks, and also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. This powerful credential will help take your IT career to the next level.

This course first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security. After attending this course and completing the hands-on exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot an existing network. Finally, you will be well prepared to pass CompTIA’s (the Computing Technology Industry Association’s) Network+ certification exam. This course explains concepts logically and in a clear, approachable style.

Class Delivery

Classes are delivered virtually over Eight (8) 4-hour sessions. Students need to have computer, internet and Voice over IP access.  Courses are also stored on AristaLearn’s eLearning Campus with class recordings, materials, glossaries, case studies and interactive forums for the learners and instructor.

Participants Will Learn

  • Authentication and Access Control
  • Introduction to IP Routing
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Introduction to Internet Protocol
  • IP Addressing, IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP
  • Introduction to NAT, Management, Monitoring and Optimization
  • Network Threats and Mitigation
  • Network Troubleshooting, Networking Devices, Networking Topologies
  • Connectors
  • Wiring Standards
  • Physical Security and Risk
  • Routing Protocols, Software and Hardware Tools
  • Switching an Virtual LANS
  • The Current Ethernet Specifications
  • The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
  • Troubleshooting Tools, WANS, Wireless Networking

Why Network+ Certification?

Networks are what support our entire “information highway” i.e. the Internet. There is not one piece of information or transaction made on your smartphone, tablet, or computer that does not flow over some part of a network. Knowing that there currently a skills gap in IT and network support because the supply of qualified candidates falls short of the available job openings (source: CompTIA Jun 26, 2017 “Organizations struggle to close widening skills gap”).

Network+ Exam is Certified by ISO and approved by DoD

CompTIA has submitted the Security+ exam (like all its exams) to review by the ISO for the ISO 17024 standard which has approved its processes for that exam. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Defense has approved the exam to fulfill its Directive 8570.01-M skills requirements. Finally, Security+ SY0-501 is compliant, under the Federal Information Security Management Act – FISMA, with government regulations.

Exam Information

Certification exams are administered by third party testing companies such as Pearson Vue or Prometric. Our courses prepare you for the certification exam, which is an additional fee paid to the testing provider.