The CompTIA Network+ exam certification will test your skills and knowledge as a networking professional. Because it is not vendor specific and only recognizes your ability to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking, the CompTIA is an internationally recognized certification giving body. In the CompTIA Network+ exam, your ability on identifying protocols and services will be tested heavily and it is therefore recommended that you have an adequate experience in network support or administration, although not a requirement.
Successful CompTIA Network+ exam passers will have the ability and the credentials to enhance and improve their IT career path because many vendor specific certification exams like Microsoft, Cisco, Java, Linux, Novell, HP, 3Com recognize the CompTIA Network+ certification in their program. Employers will have the assurance that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully finish your task. As a matter of fact, the CompTIA Network+ is an approved US Department of Defense certification program under the DoD Directive 8570.1.
The CompTIA Network+ exam consists of 85 questions combining conventional, situational, identification and multiple choice questions. It will last for only 90 minutes and a grading scale of up to 900 points is given. The minimum passing score is 554. The official CompTIA Network+ Exam Code is N10-003 (2007 Edition) and CompTIA Network+ E2C Exam JK0-012.
You can also enhance your CompTIA certification by getting a Security+, Server+ or Convergence+ exam so that you may be able to further increase your knowledge in other areas of your IT profession. This will give your credential some solid ground when it comes to your IT career path.