CompTIA: Network+ (Network Support)

Part Time

The internationally recognised CompTIA Network+ qualification covers the foundational knowledge required by today’s IT networking professional. It will give you a good understanding of the different areas of IT infrastructure with the appropriate level of difficulty for a junior network professional.

CompTIA Network+ is a performance-based certification that helps you develop a career in IT infrastructure by validating the hands-on skills needed to troubleshoot, configure and manage both wired and wireless networks.

Entrance Requirements
  • English and Mathematics at NQF level 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Completion of the CompTIA A+ programme is recommended before attempting Network+
Career Opportunities

Successful learners can enter a variety of positions in IT such as:

  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • IT support technician
  • Systems administrator
  • Support engineer
  • IT manager
Course Outline
  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks
  • Learn new, critical security concepts that will help you work with security practitioners
  • Understand key cloud computing best practices
  • Experience new hardware and virtualization techniques
  • Gain exposure to new network resiliency concepts, such as network virtualization, disaster recovery and device hardening
Accreditation and Certification

UniCollege prepares you to write the external CompTIA Network+ examination by first writing an internal exam. If you pass the internal UniCollege exam, you receive the UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Network Support.

On passing the external CompTIA Network+ exam, you receive your internationally recognised CompTIA Network+ certification.

Course Factsheet