CompTIA Network+ 007 vs. 008 |

CompTIA Network+ 007 vs. 008

CompTIA routinely updates certification exams to ensure that the content accurately reflects updates in technology and industry standards. Specifically, CompTIA Network+ gets revised every three years.

The updated CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) certification validates the skills required to implement enterprise-level wired and wireless network solutions; identify and troubleshoot network performance issues and harden networks against threats to mitigate security vulnerabilities.

CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network engineers need. Other certifications are so broad, they don’t cover the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed to in today’s networking environments.

Here are a few highlights of the new exam and how it compares to the old version.

CompTIA Network+ 007 vs. 008 Exam Domains and Objectives


The content in the new CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) exam focuses on foundational networking tools and technologies used to create secure networks and guarantee the availability of critical business information, as reflected in the exam objectives below:

Here are some of the additions to the newest version of CompTIA Network+  (N10-008) as they relate to the exam domains:

  • Network architecture appears on the exam for the first time, including software-defined networking, ensuring that candidates understand network integrations and the cutting-edge technologies being used in deployments.
  • Emerging wireless standards and technologies are covered to allow business flexibility and maximum security when deploying networks.
  • Because constant access to both internal networks and SaaS applications drives productivity, network performance monitoring and high availability are covered as separate objectives.
  • Network security has been streamlined to focus on the critical aspects of hardening networks against malicious attacks and the secure execution of network deployments to protect against unintended data breaches.

How CompTIA Network+ Evolves with the Industry


Technology is ever-changing, and CompTIA certifications are routinely updated for that reason. CompTIA Network+ is accredited by ANSI and also meets U.S. DoD directive 1570.01-M requirements. This ensures that the subject matter is kept up-to-date and fills real world needs, including some of the most important skills IT pros need in their jobs. Such skills include:

  • • IP addressing and connecting networks to ensure connectivity and network availability
  • • Wireless standards and technologies that are continually evolving
  • • Securing and hardening networks against malicious attacks and presenting corporate networks with a first line of defense
  • • Troubleshooting end-user issues for a variety of common networking problems.

How to Train for CompTIA Network+


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