The CompTIA Network+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT network practitioner. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards, and use testing tools. This course offers a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network and is recognized by various federal and state government agencies. Additional job roles for prospective candidates include network technician, network installer, network administrator, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) N+ training offers midlevel certification to for network professionals. Designed to ensure competency of network technicians in configuring and supporting TCP/IP clients and the OSI model, CompTIA N+ training and certification ensures students have the skills necessary for hardware setup, network design, cabling, configuration, installation, troubleshooting and support. Earning CompTIA N+ Certification means that the individual possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful network professional offering a nationally-recognized and industry-recognized credential for experienced network technicians. Indeed, the most widely known technology companies recommend or require CompTIA N+ Certification for their networking technicians.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Summarize DNS concepts and its components
Identify the benefits and challenges of increasingly converged networks
Describe the role and impact of networks on daily business and work
Explain the structure of a network, including end devices and intermediate devices, and the interconnecting media
Distinguish between circuit-switched and packet-switched communications
Describe the role of addressing and naming in network communications
Explain the purpose and function of protocols and standards in network communications
Explain how protocols enable communications between completely different network devices
Distinguish between networking protocols and networking standards
Explain the advantages of using a layered model to describe network functionality
Describe the role of each layer in the OSI reference model and the TCP/IP stack
Identify virtual network components
Describe the functions of the three upper OSI model layers
Describe the function of well-known TCP/IP Application Layer protocols and their related services
Explain the principles of network client-server operation
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.