Download of the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam Objectives (PDF)
Compare and contrast Network+ N10-006 vs N10-007
For your benefit, we have, in below two tables, listed side by side the Main Domains (exam objectives) of both Network+ N10-006 and Network+ N10-007.
|Network+ N10-006||Network+ N10-007|
|1.0 Network architecture||1.0 Networking Concepts|
|2.0 Network operations||2.0 Infrastructure|
|3.0 Network security||3.0 Network Operations|
|4.0 Troubleshooting||4.0 Network Security|
|5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory||5.0 Network Troubleshooting and Tools|
Below are the full and detailed Network+ exam objectives for both Network+ versions
Above lists do not reflect the extent of the differences between the two exams as those differences are more noticeable at the sub-objective level. In all about 30% of the sub-objectives are new to N10-007 and about 10% of N10-006 objectives have been dropped. The net effect is that Network+ N10-007 requires you to cover more content than N10-006.
Why Network+ certification matters
Networks are what support our entire “information highway” i.e. the Internet. There is not one piece of information or transaction made on your smartphone, tablet, or computer that does not flow over some part of a network. Knowing that there currently a skills gap in IT and network support because the supply of qualified candidates falls short of the available job openings (source: CompTIA Jun 26, 2017 “Organizations struggle to close widening skills gap”).
The Network+ exam is itself credentialled: Certified by ISO and approved by DoD
CompTIA has submitted the Security+ exam (like all its exams) to review by the ISO for the ISO 17024 standard which has approved its processes for that exam. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Defense has approved the exam to fulfill its Directive 8570.01-M skills requirements. Finally, Security+ SY0-501 is compliant, under the Federal Information Security Management Act – FISMA, with government regulations.
Network+ is developed through CompTIA by and for the industry
Network+, just like all other CompTIA certifications, is developed and maintained by leading IT experts working in the industry and volunteering for CompTIA. The exam objectives and skills tested on the exams stem from a combination of industry-wide surveys (performed by CompTIA) and contributions from a team of subject matter experts.
Exam specifications for Network+ N10-007
Maximum number of questions: 90
Maximum allowed time: 90 min.
Passing score: on a scale of 100-900, the minimum score is 750 (so a bit over 85%)
Suggested prerequisite: the ideal candidate has passed the CompTIA Network+ exam and has two years or more of experience in IT administration with an emphasis on cybersecurity.
Special note on Network+ N10-007
Being a “medium” exam in CompTIA’s exam hierarchy succeeding at this exam will automatically renew lower level certifications. This means that if you have a current A+ credential then it will renew automatically for three years from the date you pass the Network+ exam. The “higher” exam would be Security+ which would alleviate your need to retake A+ and/or Network+.