CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) CertificationExamination Objectives
The CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) certification is an internationally recognized validation of thetechnical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners.The CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) certification ensures that the successful candidate has theimportant knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate andconfigure basic network infrastructure, describe networking technologies, basic design principles,and adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools.The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide jobtask analysis and validated through an industry-wide global survey in Q2 2008. The results of thissurvey were used in weighing the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative ofthe relative importance of the content.It is recommended for CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) candidates to have the following:
CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, though CompTIA A+ certification isnot required.
Have at least 9 to 12 months of work experience in IT networking.The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they arerepresented. CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) exams are based on these objectives.
Domain % of Examination
1.0 Network Technologies 20%2.0 Network Media and Topologies 20%3.0 Network Devices 17%4.0 Network Management 20%5.0 Network Tools 12%6.0 Network Security 11%
**Note: The bulleted lists below each objective are not exhaustive lists. Even though they arenot included in this document, other examples of technologies, processes or tasks pertaining toeach objective may also be included on the exam.
(A list of acronyms used in these objectives appears at the end of this document.)CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) Exam Objectives
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The CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) Exam Objectives are subject to change without notice.