Network+ is a vendor-neutral technology certification that verifies the certified individual has the skills and knowledge needed to take on a pivotal role in building, managing, and protecting the critical asset that is the data network. Network + Technicians assist in the installation, setup, test, maintenance, and troubleshooting of LANs and/or WANs.
Degrees and Certificates
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This class prepares the student for a career in Network Support and/or Administration. Topics covered in the course include network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Job roles include network support specialist, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Emphasis will be on installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and supporting a network, and understand various aspects of networking technologies, including TCP/IP and the OSI model. Also covered is knowledge of network components and where they function in association with the OSI model, network cabling, network security, and network troubleshooting.
What are the prerequisites?
Needs some understanding of basic networking or have A+.