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New CompTIA Network+ Certification goes live
20 May 2005 - The revised version of the Computing Technology Industry
Association's (CompTIA's) Network+ exam (N10-003) is now live and
available at VUE and Prometric testing centers worldwide (http://www.jidaw.com/testing.html).
The N10-003 exam is the second update of CompTIA hugely popular vendor neutral networking certification. According to CompTIA, "CompTIA Network+ exam tests for technical ability and skill in the networking environment in use today and planned for tomorrow. For example, the updated exam covers fast-growing technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet".
"The new exam reflects today's reality that network
administrators are coping with rapidly changing technologies in
networks, handheld devices and application development," said Neill
Hopkins, vice president, skills development, CompTIA. "The explosion
of wireless within the enterprise has allowed organizations to become
more creative with mobile computing. We've also seen a surge in demand
for 10-gigabit networking from corporations, research labs and
The new exam is the end-product of a far-reaching revision
process that included analysis of network administrator job tasks; as
well as the input of subject matter experts knowledgeable in the most
prevalent networking technologies, applications and best practices in
use today. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were
derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through a
survey of more than 2,500 networking professionals.
The new exam tests for foundational knowledge in important
areas such as media, network topology, protocols, services, and features
and functions of various networking components.
More than 150,000 IT professionals around the world are
CompTIA Network+ certified. CompTIA Network+ certification is
incorporated into the certifications tracks of many leading hardware and
software vendors. It also is the certification most often recommended by
community colleges and training organizations for individuals interested
in a career in information technology (IT).
CompTIA Network+ is among the certifications most frequently
recommended by community colleges and training organizations to those
pursuing a career in IT. More than 150,000 people across the globe hold
this certificate. CompTIA Network+ is also incorporated into
certification tracks by leading hardware and software suppliers.
Microsoft, for example, includes CompTIA Network+ as an elective in its
MCSA certification track.
The new CompTIA Network+ exam has 85 questions, which must be
completed in 90 minutes. Candidates must achieve a score of at least
554, graded on a scale of 100 - 900 to earn the certificate.
The outgoing CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-002), which is based
on objectives published in 2001, will remain live until June 30, 2005,
giving those who studied to those objectives a reasonable time to take
the exam. After that date, only the new exam (N10-003) will be
Get more information about CompTIA Network+ here:
CompTIA urges candidates to carefully review the certification
objectives prior to taking the exam and to use the objectives as an
effective content study guide. Linux+ objectives and exam related
information, including links to Pearson VUE and Thomson Prometric are
posted on the CompTIA website.
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