CompTIA Network+

  • For aspiring and practising networking professionals
  • Earn one of the most desirable certifications in the IT industry
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become an informed, multiskilled networking professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors
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    CompTIA Network+

    Networking is an essential aspect of any business, and the CompTIA Network+ certification is the gold standard for IT professionals looking to establish themselves in this field. From file sharing to secure communication, having a reliable and efficient network is essential to keep businesses productive and defend valuable data!

    With the CompTIA Network+ qualification, you’ll have the expertise to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot networks and associated software and hardware. This certification is highly regarded in the industry and can help you stand out! If you want to take the next step in your IT career and become a top-performing professional, the CompTIA Network+ certification is for you.

    Upon completing this certification, you can advance your education and boost your career by learning how to protect your network against cyber threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities with the most popular certification for cybersecurity professionals: the CompTIA Security+.

    Alternatively, our IT Specialist Career Programme is the preferred route for students looking to kickstart their careers and thrive as IT Professionals.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • CompTIA CertMaster Labs give you the opportunity to implement your IT skills and gain practical, real-world experience
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 12-month access to the official CompTIA Network+ Course
    • Official CompTIA Network+ Exam
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examination, notes, and study queries
    • Official CompTIA learning portal with access to videos, flash cards, and performance-based questions (PBQs) to maximise your chance of success
    • A professional, industry-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    Certification: CompTIA Network+

    Vendor: CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association

    Course prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification, however, the CompTIA A+ makes an exceptional starting point for those with little or no IT experience.

    Key learning objective: The CompTIA Network+ focuses on everything networking, including its fundamentals, implementations, operations, security, and troubleshooting.

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is a verified CompTIA Authorised Partner (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the go-to for individuals looking to enhance their skills and take their career to the next level. With a range of certifications covering everything from cyber security and cloud computing to networking, CompTIA has something for everyone! With over 2.5 million certifications awarded to date, you can trust that you’re in good hands with CompTIA.

    But CompTIA is more than just certifications – they’re a community of experts and professionals, passionate about advancing IT and promoting excellence. That’s why they offer a range of resources and support for their members, including training and development opportunities, networking events, and research and policy work.

    Certification expiry
    This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.

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    CompTIA Network+

    What You Will Learn

    The CompTIA Network+ focuses on everything networking, including its fundamentals, implementations, operations, security, and troubleshooting.

      Networking Fundamentals

      You will focus on foundational networking concepts and dive into the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, including the function of each layer and how data is encapsulated and decapsulated across the network. Network topologies (mesh, star, bus, ring, hybrid) and types (LAN, MAN, WAN, WLAN, PAN, CAN, SAN), alongside the characteristics of each will be covered. This section will explain what key network services like DHCP and DNS are, and highlight their roles and operational details. Additionally, you will cover things like cable types, standards, and proper selection for networking solutions, and touches on IP addressing, subnetting, and common network protocols and their secure alternatives.

      Network Implementations

      You will dive into the setup and configuration of network devices and services. You will discuss the roles and features of switches, routers, and other networking hardware. Topics like VLANs, network addressing, routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), and Ethernet standards are central, emphasising the correct configurations and deployments in various scenarios.

      Network Operations

      This topic focuses on the day-to-day management of networks. It covers performance monitoring using metrics like bandwidth, latency, and jitter, alongside the use of SNMP for network management. Documentation is a key focus, explaining the need for maintaining network diagrams, policies, and operational procedures. High availability and disaster recovery strategies are discussed, including concepts like load balancing and redundant systems to ensure network resilience and continuous operation.

      Network Security

      You will be introduced to the security fundamentals, including the CIA triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) and exploring various network threats, vulnerabilities, and security policies. You will cover network segmentation, physical security and secure network access control methods like 802.1X and TACACS+. Not only that, but you will learn about risk management and strategies for hardening network security.

      Network Troubleshooting

      Focusing on problem-solving skills, this topic details a systematic approach to network troubleshooting, starting with problem identification and progressing through hypothesis, testing, and resolution. You will cover the use of various network tools and software essential for diagnosing and resolving network issues, including command-line tools and network scanners. Common connectivity issues will be covered, as well as the importance of documentation for tracking and preventing future issues.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Information Technology is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Network Technician

      Network Engineer

      Network Administrator

      Network Analyst

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      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

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      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £35.7K /

      per year

      Network Administrator

      £46.2K /

      per year

      Network Engineer

      £67.7K /

      per year

      Senior Network Engineer

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      CompTIA Network+
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      CompTIA Network+ is a globally recognised certification for IT professionals that validates the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage networks.

      The CompTIA Network+ certification was created for individuals looking for a career in networking, as well as professionals that require an understanding of networking for their jobs. This certification is also beneficial for experienced networking professionals who wish to validate their skills and experience through an industry-recognised qualification.

      CompTIA Network+ is assessed and awarded by means of an examination. This exam comprises of a maximum of 90 multiple choice questions (meaning you will have to select your answers from the options you are provided with). Your exam will be 90 minutes long, and you will be required to score 80% (700 out of 900) or higher in order to pass.

      This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.