Preparation for Network+ Certificate, Credit Certificate
The program prepares students for the industry recognized CompTIA Network+ certification exam and validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. The Network+ certification exam 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.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam;
- configure networking on systems and workstations;
- understand and setup TCP/IP networks and subnets; and
- maintain physical and wireless network connections and equipment.
Total Credits Required for Certificate: 13*
The program prepares students for the industry recognized CompTIA Network+ certification exam and validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
Department Chair/Program Coordinator:
CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- The following Network Technology A.A.S. degree concentrations are offered both face to face and fully (100%) online: CISCO, General Networking, Information Technology (IT) Support, Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP), and Red Hat Linux.
- Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Network Technology, see Portfolio, Departmental Exam, and Articulated Credit by Industry/Apprenticeship. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
- Articulation and Transfer Agreements
Courses Needed for This Program*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.