CompTIA Network+ Course

About the N+ Course and Exam

 

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Other courses include:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
IT Project Management (P+)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
Computer Service Support (A+)
Network Support and Administration (N+)

According to the CompTIA; CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. In fact, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. Microsoft added CompTIA Network+ into their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks.

CompTIA Network+ and Related CompTIA Certifications
CompTIA Network+ prepares networking professionals to earn vendor-neutral certifications in other areas of expertise. CompTIA Network+ certified professionals who want to diversify their base knowledge in other areas should also consider pursuing CompTIA Security+, Server+ or Convergence+.

Diagram: Comp TIA Network plus and related Comp TIA Certifications

Who should apply?

Those who want to broaden the scope of their IT career into the vast world of computer networks backed by international certification. Ideally, those who have obtained the A+ credential are highly recommended to pursue the N+ certification.

Pre- requisite learning

Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification.

Benefits

The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. In fact, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums.

Key benefits for becoming CompTIA Network+ certified:

      • A solid credential that makes you more marketable, leading to better job opportunities.
        • CompTIA Network+ is one of the top ten most popular certifications among IT professionals, and 89 percent of certified technicians say the main benefit of IT credentials is to supply qualifications for either current or future positions.
      • Credibility and respect in the workplace.
        • Nearly 71 percent of certified professionals say that credentials give them more prestige among their colleagues.
      • Validation of achievement in an industry-valued skill.
        • Employers rank "networking" as one of the most in-demand IT department skills.*
      • Increased knowledge, leading to increased job satisfaction.
        • Ninety-three percent of CompTIA certified IT professionals feel their customers are in qualified hands, and 84 percent say they have the confidence and required skills to do a superior job.
      • Viable career path, leading to higher level positions.
        • Seventy-four percent of IT managers say a CompTIA certification is an important factor in considering an employee for a promotion.

    CompTIA Network+ is a Stepping Stone to Other Vendor Certifications (Please see the diagram above)

Curriculum

The CompTIA Network+ gives students the resources they need to gain a competitive advantage locally and internationally. The curriculum is international in scope with an orientation to the South African developing country context, and it has strong practical emphasis. The curriculum will enable the participant to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

Course Outline:

  1. Network Fundamentals
  2. The OSI Model
  3. TCP/IP Fundamentals
  4. TCP/IP Utilities
  5. Network Operating Systems
  6. Wired and Wireless Networks
  7. WAN and Remote Access Technologies
  8. Network Access and Security
  9. Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery
  10. Network troubleshooting

Learning Methodology

Simlau Biztech Academy endeavors to ensure that delegates undergoing the training are prepared enough for international exams by the time they finish the course. This is made possible by our training methodology anchored on the 'Learning by Doing' philosophy. The 'Doing' part is concerned with physical networking of computers in the college lab. At Simlau Biztech Academy our intention is to groom our students as much as possible with sufficient practical skills and knowledge for the achievement of our target result of 100 percent in certification exams.

Course Features

  • We have allocated more than essential training hours so that our delegates can master their work as much that any aspect of failing the exam will be unlikely.
  • Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 students.
  • Practicals are done during all sessions.
  • Exam Practice questions are done during all sessions.
  • Mock exams are administered before a candidate tales the actual exam.
  • Hundreds of Exam Practice questions are made available for self practice. 
  • Each registered delegate is entitled to a Starter Pack which includes the ICDL/ECDL Study Guide at the start of the course
  • Our trainers have multiple skill sets encompassing Information Technology, Training, General Management and Education.
  • All our trainers are involved with multiple real life projects from complex organisations.  

Course duration

We hold a 4 hour training session per week on Saturdays from 08:30hrs to 13:00hrs for a period of 3 months (30 minutes break)

Classes During the week will be done upon arrangements with the lecturers.