Network+ Certification

Prerequisite: A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge is strongly recommended. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 10 and math score of 10 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). TABE test may be waived for students possessing a college degree.

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an entry-level certification open to anyone interested in learning networking basics as a foundation that can be applied toward other advanced networking certifications. Students will learn the skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructures and be able to describe networking technologies, basic design principles and adherence to wiring standards, and use testing tools.

Fundamental concepts covered in this Network track include:

  • Network Concepts and Protocols: IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4), IPv6, Ethernet, 802.11 (Wireless Technology) and Cable Management
  • Application Protocols: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Post Office Protocol Version 3 (POP3), Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Security and Network Issues: Students will learn the elements of effective troubleshooting methodology to identify the characteristics of a network that keeps data safe from loss or damage and will be able to create an effective security policy. Topics covered are: Virtual LANs, VLAN trunking (802.1q), Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secured Sockets Layer (SSL).

COSY-502 (125 Hours)
Fee: $2,415 (Tuition $2,265, Materials $150)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    Monday-Thursday beginning Jan. 20 (Ending Feb. 25)
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Note: If you are already A+ Certified and enroll in Network + Certification and Operating System Concepts programs and 100-hour internship, you may be eligible to earn 25 credits toward an Atlantic Cape Technical Studies degree. Call (609) 343-5655 for more information.