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SBN Maintaining Your Network+ Certification: Renewal Requirements

The Renewal Requirements for the Network+ Cert

Unlike other certification programs, CompTIA+ offers five different routes to renew your Network+ cert. These are the following five methods:

1) Complete a “CompTIA Cert Master CE”

This is essentially a self-paced e-learning course which builds on the knowledge and the skills that you acquired when you first took the Network+ cert exam. The purpose of this route is to gives you the opportunity to show that you can meet the latest exam objectives without having to actually appear for the exam.

NOTE: Successful completion of this course automatically fulfills the CEU (Continuing Education Unit) requirement.

2) Earn a Higher-Level CompTIA Certification

This can be achieved by successfully passing one of these other CompTIA Certs:

  • The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Passing one of these exams earns you 30 CEUs.

3) Earn a Non-CompTIA Certification That Is Relevant to the Network+

There are a number of key stipulations for this:

  • Timing: This new cert must be earned within the three years of you earning your Network+ cert.
  • Relevance: It is important to keep in mind that you can’t simply take any cert; it must be on the pre-approved list provided by CompTIA. Be sure to check the list.
  • Documentation: You must provide the appropriate documentation, which includes the following:
    • A formal copy of the certificate
    • A transcript or badge issued by the certifying body which includes the following:
      • Your name
      • Name of the certification
      • The date that the certification was earned

It is important to note that CompTIA audits these transcripts for authenticity and legitimacy. Successfully passing one of these exams earns you 50 CEUs.

4) Pass the Latest Version of the Network+ Cert Exam

The latest version of the Network+ cert exam (Read more...)

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