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CompTIA Network+ Training & Certification

CompTIA Network+ Training & Certification

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Looking to move your Network Administration career forward? CompTIA Network Plus training is a foundational, entry-level course that uses your basic computer knowledge or your CompTIA A+ certification, to build out your understanding and ability to set up and maintain computer networks. CompTIA Network+ certification assures employers in Maryland, Virginia, or DC that you have the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network devices.

Network+ certification satisfies DOD 8570 IAT Level I

Top Tip! When it comes to job applications Network+ often goes hand-in-hand with CompTIA A+ certification as a basic requirement. If you’re looking to get into the IT industry, you can take these two certifications separately, or check out our accelerated and more cost-effective A+/Network+ Combo package.

Our Network+ class includes access to iLabs, provided by InfoSec Learning LLC

 

 

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    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      10/01/22 - 10/29/22

       Saturday (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      10/17/22 - 10/21/22

       Mon-Fri (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      11/14/22 - 11/18/22

       Mon-Fri (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      11/19/22 - 12/17/22

       Saturday (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      11/22/22 - 12/27/22

       Tue|Thu (6pm-10pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      12/12/22 - 12/16/22

       Mon-Fri (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      01/23/23 - 01/27/23

       Mon-Fri (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      02/13/23 - 02/17/23

       Mon-Fri (8:30am-5pm)

    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      03/20/23 - 03/24/23

       Mon-Fri (8:30am-5pm)

    Get your CompTIA Network+ Training & Certification training in our convenient IT training centers in Maryland or Virginia.


    Why Take Network Plus Training in DC?

    CompTIA Network+ Certification is a baseline standard for assessing an individuals understanding of IT security and network administration. Created and administered by CompTIA this certification is recognized worldwide and is a starting point for anyone looking to build a career in network administration. It is also a stepping stone to other branches of IT including cybersecurity. As a Platinum Partner to CompTIA, TrainACE offers high-quality, instructor-led training for Network+, preparing students to pass the certification.

    Network+ often goes hand-in-hand with A+ certification when it comes to getting a job in the IT industry. Many organizations see both qualifications as a must have for their entry-level IT positions. But as important as the certification is, being able to put your technical learning into practical use is important. TrainACE Network+ training classes have a high percentage of hands-on learning as part of the training experience. The result is that you are prepared to take action in the real world as well as pass the technical exams.

    This Network+ training near Washington DC is part of the Operate and Maintain and the Protect and Defend NICE Cybersecurity Workforce categories. It will help prepare you to work in the customer service and technical support, knowledge management, network services, systems analysis, or cyber defense infrastructure support NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework specialty area.

     

    What you need to know before taking Network+ training

     

    While CompTIA Network+ is considered an entry-level qualification, some experience in computers is strongly recommended. Many students prepare themselves for the course by first taking the CompTIA A+ training and certification.

    The Network+ training course is intended for those wishing to qualify with CompTIA Network+ certification. CompTIA's Network+ Certification is a foundation-level certification designed for IT professionals with around one year's experience whose job role is focused on network administration.

    What Jobs Can You Get with a Network+ Certification in Washington D.C.?

    When you receive your CompTIA Network+ certification, your job opportunities will open up considerably. One of the best things about this certification is that it isn’t vendor-specific. That means you may be qualified for jobs that use almost any kind of network, and that will increase your options even more.

    While the CompTIA Network Plus certification is an entry-level credential, it does help prepare candidates for various roles, including:

    • Network Technician – This may be the most obvious job for Network+ certified employees, but it is a valuable one. It’s a beginning position that provides foundational experience and paves the way for more advanced opportunities.
    • Network Administrator – To become a network administrator, you may have to obtain additional training. However, some organizations will consider previous work experience along with the Network+ certification when hiring.
    • Security Specialist – Cybersecurity is the fastest-growing field in the IT industry, and the most important aspect of information security is networking. As a result, the Network+ certification is usually required for positions in this area.
    • Other Career Paths – Many different IT career paths require the skills and knowledge that are validated with the CompTIA Network+ credential. It’s needed for individuals who want to work in IT training as instructors as well as other positions, including system analyst, network analyst, network forensics specialist, network systems development specialist, and networking equipment purchasing or sales specialist.

    In Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, there are hundreds of IT job openings. A quick search online can help you find a list of options you’re qualified for with the Network+ certification. Some of the largest corporations in the country are headquartered in the metro D.C. area, and they are nearly always hiring IT professionals. You’ll find organizations like Lockheed Martin, Danaher, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Marriott International, Capital One Financial, AvalonBay Communities, Hilton Worldwide, and of course, many government agencies. For example, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) often hires Network+ certified applicants because the credential meets the DoD directive requirements.

    How Much Can You Make with a Network+ Certification in Washington D.C.?

    In the Washington D.C. area, salaries for IT professionals are typically higher than salaries in other industries and other locations, even those that are entry-level. Some of the average salaries for IT positions that often require the Network+ certification in the Washington D.C. area includes:

    • Network Support Technician - $54,046 per year
    • Network Administrator - $72,310 per year
    • Help Desk Technician - $44,074 per year
    • IT Support Specialist - $51,254 per year
    • Network Support Specialist - $57,483 per year
    • Network Analyst - $81,247 per year
    • Systems Administrator - $76,964 per year
    • Network Designer - $95,047 per year

    The above are just a handful of IT jobs requiring Network+ certification that offer great salaries. Remember, the salaries above are averages. That means that if you’re brand new to the industry, you may start at a lower salary. However, it also means that you can earn significantly more with some experience under your belt.

    How is it Best to Prepare for the Network+ Certification in D.C.?

    It’s crucial that you receive the right training to prepare you for any IT certification, including the CompTIA Network+ credential. At TrainACE, we offer students of all experience levels courses that will prepare them for certification. Whether you’re just starting your IT career, or you’ve already been working in the industry, we can help you prepare for Network+ certification with the CompTIA Network+ Training and Certification course. In this 40-hour, in-class course, you will learn the knowledge and skills that are needed to successfully pass the Network+ certification exam and earn your credentials.

    Exam and Certification Requirements:

     

    Current exam number N10-008

    • Maximum of 90 questions
    • Time Length 90 minutes
    • Passing Score 720
    • Format Multiple Choice, Drag and Drops and Performance Based Questions

     

    Who needs Network Plus Certification in DC?

     

    CompTIA Network+ Certification prepares you for roles that include the following job titles:

    • Network Support Technician
    • Network Field Technician
    • Network Administrator
    • IS Consultant
    • Network Field Engineer
    • Computer Technician
    • Help Desk Technician
    • System Engineer
    • Network Support
    • Specialist
    • Network Analyst
    • Systems Administrator
    • Security Engineer
    • Network Designer

     

    Skills and Concepts:

    Module 1 / Local Area Networks

    Topologies and the OSI Model

    • Key Features of Networks
    • Network Topologies
    • The OSI Model
    • Physical Layer
    • Data Link Layer
    • Network Layer
    • Transport Layer
    • Upper Layers
    • OSI Model Summary
    • Labs
      • VM Orientation

    Ethernet

    • Transmission Media
    • Media Access Control
    • Broadcast Domains
    • Ethernet Frames
    • Ethernet Deployment Standards
    • MAC Addressing
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    • Packet Sniffers
    • Labs
      • Configuring Ethernet Networking

    Hubs, Bridges, and Switches

    • Hubs and Bridges
    • Switches
    • Switch Interface Configuration
    • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE)

    Infrastructure and Design

    • Network Infrastructure Implementations
    • Planning an Enterprise Campus Network
    • Network Hierarchy and Distributed Switching
    • Software Defined Networking
    • Planning a SOHO Network
    • TCP/IP Protocol Suite

    Policies and Best Practices

    • Procedures and Standards
    • Safety Procedures
    • Incident Response Policies
    • Security and Data Policies
    • Password Policy
    • Employee Policies

    Module 2 / IP Addressing

    Internet Protocol

    • IPv4
    • IPv4 Address Structure
    • Subnet Masks
    • IP Routing Basics
    • ipconfig / ifconfig
    • ICMP and ping
    • Labs
      • Configuring IPv4 Networking

    IPv4 Addressing

    • IPv4 Addressing Schemes
    • Classful Addressing
    • Public versus Private Addressing
    • Subnetting and Classless Addressing
    • Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
    • Public Internet Addressing
    • VLSM
    • Multicast and IGMP
    • Labs
      • Configuring IPv4 Subnets

    IPv6 Addressing

    • IPv6 Address Format
    • IPv6 Addressing Schemes
    • IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration
    • Migrating to IPv6
    • Labs
      • Configuring IPv6 Networking

    DHCP and APIPA

    • IPv4 Address Autoconfiguration
    • Configuring DHCP
    • DHCPv6
    • Labs
      • Configuring Address Autoconfiguration

    Module 3 / Internet working

    Routing

    • Routing Basics
    • Routing Algorithms and Metrics
    • Dynamic Routing Protocols
    • Administrative Distance and Route Redistribution
    • IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Routing
    • High Availability Routing
    • Installing and Configuring Routers
    • Routing Troubleshooting Tools
    • Labs
      • Configuring Routing

    TCP and UDP

    • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    • TCP and UDP Ports
    • Port Scanners
    • Protocol Analyzers
    • Labs
      • TCP and Port Scanning

    Name Resolution and IPAM

    • Host Names and FQDNs
    • Domain Name System
    • Configuring DNS Servers
    • Resource Records
    • Name Resolution Tools
    • IP Address Management (IPAM)
    • Labs
      • Configuring Name Resolution and IPAM

    Monitoring and Scanning

    • Performance Monitoring
    • Network Monitoring Utilities
    • Logs and Event Management
    • Simple Network Management Protocol
    • Analyzing Performance Metrics
    • Patch Management
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Labs
      • Performance Testing and Monitoring

    Network Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting Procedures
    • Identifying the Problem
    • Establishing a Probable Cause
    • Establishing a Plan of Action
    • Troubleshooting Hardware Failure Issues
    • Troubleshooting Addressing Issues
    • Troubleshooting DHCP Issues
    • Troubleshooting Name Resolution
    • Troubleshooting Services

    Module 4 / Applications and Security

    Applications and Services

    • TCP/IP Services
    • HTTP and Web Servers
    • SSL / TLS and HTTPS
    • Email (SMTP / POP / IMAP)
    • Voice Services (VoIP and VTC)
    • Real-time Services Protocols
    • Quality of Service
    • Traffic Shaping
    • Bottlenecks and Load Balancing
    • Multilayer Switches
    • Labs
      • Configuring Application Protocols

    Virtualization, SAN, and Cloud Services

    • Virtualization Technologies
    • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    • Fibre Channel and Infiniband
    • iSCSI
    • Cloud Computing
    • Configuring Cloud Connectivity

    Network Security Design

    • Security Basics
    • Common Networking Attacks
    • Network Segmentation and DMZ
    • Virtual LANs (VLAN)
    • VLAN Trunks
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Device and Service Hardening
    • Honeypots and Penetration Tests

    Network Security Appliances

    • Basic Firewalls
    • Stateful Firewalls
    • Deploying a Firewall
    • Configuring a Firewall
    • Deploying a Proxy
    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • Denial of Service
    • Labs
      • Configuring a NAT Firewall

    Authentication and Endpoint Security

    • Authentication and Access Controls
    • Social Engineering
    • Authentication Technologies
    • PKI and Digital Certificates
    • Local Authentication
    • RADIUS and TACACS+
    • Directory Services
    • Endpoint Security
    • Network Access Control
    • Labs
      • Secure Appliance Administration

    Module 5 / Operations and Infrastructure

    Network Site Management

    • Network Cabling Solutions
    • Distribution Frames
    • Change and Configuration Management
    • Network Documentation and Diagrams
    • Labeling
    • Physical Security Devices
    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    • Network Link Management
    • Power Management
    • Backup Management
    • Labs
      • Network Inventory Management

    Installing Cabled Networks

    • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP)
    • Twisted Pair Connectors
    • Wiring Tools and Techniques
    • Cable Testing Tools
    • Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity
    • Other Copper Cable Types
    • Fiber Optic Cable and Connectors
    • Transceivers and Media Converters

    Installing Wireless Networks

    • Wireless Standards (IEEE 802.11)
    • Wireless Network Topologies
    • Wireless Site Design
    • Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
    • Wireless Security
    • Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol
    • Troubleshooting Wireless Security
    • Wireless Controllers

    Installing WAN Links

    • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
    • Telecommunications Networks
    • Modern Telecommunications Networks
    • Local Loop Services
    • Installing WAN Links
    • Wireless WAN Services
    • Internet of Things

    Configuring Remote Access

    • Remote Access Services (RAS)
    • MPLS and PPP
    • SIP Trunks
    • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
    • SSL / TLS / DTLS VPNs
    • IPsec
    • Internet Key Exchange / ISAKMP
    • Remote Access Servers
    • Remote Administration Tools
    • Managing Network Appliances
    • Remote File Access
    • Labs
      • Configuring Secure Access Channels • Configuring a Virtual Private Network