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CompTIA Network+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industrial credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals. Network+ certification means that the candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components and possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

Career concentrations that benefit from CompTIA Network+ training include Network Devices (service center technician, PC technician, Help Desk technician, field support technician, customer service technician, project manager) and Network Infrastructure (network support technician, network analyst, network administrator, hardware installation coordinator, computer operator, project manager).

Network+ Certification Training Courses

CIT 1121, Networking Fundamentals, 3 credit hours
Information in current and emerging internetworking technologies, including

  • Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) reference model
  • Binary numbers
  • Hexadecimal numbers
  • Address classes
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting
  • Protocols
  • Standards
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Cabling techniques

CIT 1116, Data Communications and Networks, 3 credit hours
Principles of microcomputer data communications and network systems in preparation for the CompTIA Network+ exam. Includes

  • Serial and parallel data communications
  • Basic telephony
  • Electronic Industry Association (EIA) standards
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)


Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536
(630) 942-2134

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13
(630) 942-2081

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034
(630) 942-2592