Network+: Overview of Domains
The latest version of the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam has been launched this year, and with it comes a few changes. The exam tests the candidate’s knowledge about configuring, troubleshooting and installing network components, both wired and wireless. These skills include:
- Network design and connectivity considerations
- Network documentation, including how to create and maintain it effectively
- Identify and resolve network limitations and weaknesses
- Network security implementation, and the standards and protocols associated with each type
Once a candidate has successfully passed their Network+ examination, they will possess fundamental knowledge of commonly-used technologies such as unified communications, mobile device implementations, cloud computing and virtualization.
What Domains Are Covered On the Network+ Exam?
There are five domains in total, and each one has its own weighting within the context of the overall exam. This weighting is represented with a percentage value that shows how much of a passing score is dependent on each domain. The current version of the exam carries the designation N10-006 and has a maximum of 90 questions. The question format is a mixture between multiple-choice and performance-based questions and lasts 90 minutes.
Candidates do not have to possess any other qualifications in order to sit for the Network+ N10-007 exam. However, it will certainly help if they have experience in network support and/or administration, a CompTIA A+ certification or a similarly-geared academic training certification that teaches basic computer and networking concepts.
The Five Domains
- Networking Concepts
- Network Operations
- Network Security
- Network Troubleshooting and Tools
How Often Are the Network+ Domains Updated?
The current CompTIA update cycle for the Network+ exam is around three years. This is in line with some of CompTIA’s other certification programs such as the ever-popular CompTIA A+ exam.
How Are the Domain Percentages Weighted for the Network+ Exam?
The exam objectives, also known (Read more...)
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