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Course Details

Certificate in CompTIA Network+

Course code: BN706 Entry Route into programme:
  • Basic Computer Literacy Skills
Duration: 1 Semester
NFQ level: 6
Fee: €1,600
Schedule: Wed 6pm - 10pm
Award title: Certificate in CompTIA Network+
Credits for Full Award: 10 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body: ITB  

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This course is not being offered in the academic year starting Sept 2013.

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Minimum Entry Requirements

Basic Computer Literacy Skills


CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognises 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 CompTIA A+ certification.

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.

The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and
topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network
administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require
CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite
option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is
recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-005, was released 1st Dec 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model. Those who successfully complete the programme will be trained to a level where they are thoroughly prepared to take the CompTIA Network+ certification.

Those who successfully complete the programme will be trained to a level where they are thoroughly prepared to take the latest CompTIA Network+ certification.
The course will achieve its aim by transferring knowledge and skills to the participants in a dynamic and exciting way, making the best use of instructorled
tuition, practical skills sessions, project work and the most up-to-date on-line learning materials.

Exam Objectives

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented. CompTIA Network+ exams are based on these objectives.

Domain % of Examination
1.0    Network Concepts


2.0    Network Installation and Configuration


3.0    Network Media and Topologies
4.0   Network Management
5.0   Network Security

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Geri Wickham

"I have done a few software modules in ITB, so I knew the focus would be different if I came here. The practical experience here really helped me. Until I started doing Software, I was a complete technophobe. I was working as an engineer, but now I do more quality and IT. I work in a very small company, everybody has to do bits of everything, and I learnt a lot here, and it gave me great confidence."

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