Networking and DevNet/DevOps

CompTIA Network+
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Course Description

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain, and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on. CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe. The Network+ credential prepares individuals to support networks on any platform, providing individuals with a vendor-neutral certification that is useful regardless of product type.

This credential covers:

  • Networking fundamentals, from hardware to cloud connectivity
  • Network implementations and deployments
  • Network operations
  • Network security
  • Network troubleshooting

Who should complete this credential?

This credential and the associated coursework are ideal for individuals looking to begin or advance their IT networking career. 

The CompTIA Networking+ credential validates your skills in basic networking, network security, network operations, and troubleshooting. It covers all the basics in each of these areas and provides you with an unmatched breadth of skills in a vendor-neutral format.

This credential is ideal for individuals who would like to pursue a career as a junior network administrator, data center technician, network engineer, NOC technician, cable or telecom technician, or system administrator.

Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential

Once you’ve reviewed the exam prep and you’re ready to take the course, follow the steps below: 

  • Navigate to the CompTIA Certification Hub
  • Before proceeding to check out or scheduling an exam, reach out to NCBCE to see if you qualify to take the exam for free or speak to a representative from your school to see if this course is offered at no-cost
  • Once you understand if you qualify, you can complete the exam via PearsonVue online and follow the step-by-step instructions to create an account, select your online exam, and earn your credential

This course aligns with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school course(s): Network Administration II.

Potential Careers

​​Contact our NCBCE staff to see if you qualify for a free course.