What is Network+ Certification?
CompTIA says, 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. 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. .
Why should I get certified?
It helps students get a foot in the door with either a
prospective employer or client. It lets others know your
achievement level, and many employers may use certification as
either a condition for employment or reward certifications
earned with job advancement or promotions.
What kind of jobs can I qualify for and what salary can I
Upon obtaining your certification, you can qualify for a
number of positions depending upon your background:
PC Repair Technician
Help Desk Support
See www.salary.com for
Where do I get a job? Will you provide assistance?
Harford Community College offers counseling and assistance in
your job search. Advisors are available to help current students
and graduates with resume development and interview skills.
Visit the Academic
Advising and Transfer Services website or contact them at
How long is the Network+ program? What will I learn?
The Network+ program is designed to allow an A+ certified (or
equivalent) technician to become a network support technician.
There is one course that prepares students for certification.
This hands-on course covers every aspect of PC
networks, from basic cable installation through advanced system
configuration. The course can be completed in under a month or
up to three months, depending on the course schedule selected.
Network+ Exam Requirements and Certificate
The Network+ exams are written by CompTIA
(Computer Technology Industry Association).
Certification is awarded for successful completion of the
examination, and not for completion of preparation courses.
There are no further Network+ education requirements or exams
once the student has become certified. For more information on
scheduling exams, visit www.2test.com.
What are the Prerequisites?
This certification program requires that students either be
A+ certified or have PC repair experience. Students interested
in enrolling in this program should attend Computer Counseling
Night held at the beginning of the Fall semester. Counseling
Night is FREE to the public and instructors will be available to
Iím still not sure the computer field is for me. What
should I do?
Attend Computer Counseling night held at the beginning of
the Fall Semester on the Harford Community College Campus. Itís
free to the public. Computer training instructors will be there
to speak with you and help select the programs appropriate for
How much will this cost?
See course listing and About
Certification Tests for fees.
Network+ is approved for Veteranís Administration
Educational benefits. Contact Janice Cassady at 443-412-2325. For
tuition assistance or loan deferment information, please contact
Finance and Accounting at 443-412-2207. For Presidential
Scholarship information, please contact Toni Mitchell at
or 443-412-2317. For additional
information, contact Pam Karwowski at 443-360-9108 or email