Certification Exam Objectives: N10-006
The CompTIA Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners.
Test Purpose: This exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The candidate will have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
CompTIA Network+ is accredited by ANSI to show compliance with the ISO 17024 Standard and, as such, undergoes regular reviews and updates to the exam objectives.
- CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, though CompTIA A+ certification is not required.
- Have at least 9 to 12 months of work experience in IT networking.
The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented. CompTIA Network+ exams are based on these objectives.
| Domain || Percentage of Examination |
| 1.0 Network architecture || 22% |
| 2.0 Network operations || 20% |
| 3.0 Network security || 18% |
| 4.0 Troubleshooting || 24% |
| 5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory || 16% |
| Total || 100% |