CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global workforce information technology (IT), today the updated CompTIA Network + certification exam.Heightened security considerations greater reliance on software defined networks,the explosion Mobile and BYOD devices and the critical need to prioritize network traffic are just some of the challenges that IT professionals deal with every day, said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA.Each of these problems and others are addressed in the new test.
CompTIA Network+ is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Now in its 15th year,checks the credentials for an individual to manage knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot,configure and networking skills today.More than 400,000 people worldwide technicians are CompTIA Network+ certified.Network,engineers,managers,analysts, technicians cable service and technical support are just a few of IT positions to seek certification. However,its applicability and relevance not only happen in IT functions.
Consider all network elements present in an assembly line of automobile manufacturing; or distribution operation and municipal water filtration; or any other computer-based monitor and control industrial, infrastructure or facility-based processes, James Stanger, senior director of product management, CompTIA.The days of creation of a network system are pointed out and away long gone.Today networks require constant supervision, fit and protection, continued. We have updated our review to reflect this new reality.The new exam (N10-006) network covers five areas: architecture, operations, security, troubleshooting and industry standards, practices and network theory. New areas and updated the networks covered in the examination are:
• Cloud and virtualization
• Network segmentation using physical and virtual solutions
• Wireless and mobile support, mobile device management and device security
• Digital forensics techniques for preserving and securing data
CompTIA Network+ is compliant with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment, the international standard designed to ensure that certification bodies around the world operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner.The certification is used worldwide by many governments. For example, it is included in U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.01-M, which provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification and management of government employees and contractors who conduct information assurance functions in assigned duty positions.
Training Resources Available
A large selection of learning content to prepare for the new exam is or soon will be available. CompTIA CertMaster, the online, confidence-based learning solution that helps individuals learn and retain information more effectively, will introduce a new course on the latest CompTIA Network+ exam in mid-March.Additional study materials include instructor-led training courseware from Logical Operations and Pearson Education; self-study e-learning options from IT University, Medallion Learning, Pluralsight, Robust IT and Skillsoft; books and e-books from gtslearning, McGraw Hill and Wiley Sybex; and practice tests from Kaplan Transcender.Complete information on CompTIA Network+ is available at http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/network.aspx.