The CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. CompTIA A+ ensures the right people have the right skills. While many of the essential skills are universal, there are additional skills required to support the needs of businesses. By offering alternative validation paths for specific job scenarios, CompTIA A+ gives individuals the ability to grow their careers in a certain area, and employers the flexibility to choose the validation that best fits their needs.
The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a competent networking professional. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician's competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure.
To become certified, a student must pass two exams: CompTIA A+ exam code 220-801; and CompTIA A+ exam code 220-802.
The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals. This course teaches the fundamentals of networking and prepares students for the Network+ certification exam. Through hands-on training and exercises students learn the vendor-independent skills and concepts necessary for all networking professionals.
In order to be certified in the latest version of CompTIA Network+, students have to pass exam N10-005: Network+ Certification.
The exam addresses the latest skills needed by technicians, such as basic principles on how to secure a network. The exam covers network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management, tools and security. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification.
NetCom's Network+ courseware has received a ProCert rating of 5.0 out of 5.0!
This training combines and covers materials from the following courses:
Media Access Control (MAC) and Logical Link Control (LLC)
IEEE 802 Specifications
Introduction to Network Connection Devices
Putting Data on the Cable
The Network Layer
Internetwork Connection Devices
The Transport Layer
Transport Layer Addressing Issues
The Transport Layer Segmenting Process
Transport Layer Connection Services
The Session Layer
Dialog Control Modes
Managing the Session
What is TCP/IP?
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
IP Addressing, Subnetting and Supernetting
Interior Gateway Protocols
Introduction to Subnetting
Accessing and Using a TCP/IP Network
Configuring Clients for TCP/IP Networks
TCP/IP Suite Utilities
Using TCP/IP Suite Utilities to Check Network Connectivity
Remote Access Protocols
Remote Access Protocols
Examining Remote Connection Options
Network Security and Fault Tolerance
Firewalls and Proxy Servers
System Fault Tolerance
Backing Up Data
Preparing for Network Installation
Planning and Gathering Information
Networking Components and Connectors
Maintaining the Network
Patches and other Software Updates
Troubleshooting the Network
Exploring Troubleshooting Models
Identifying Troubleshooting Tools
Why You Should Take the A+ and Network+ Certification
Benefits of Certification
For IT professionals, certification is a third party validation of your skills, that helps distinguish you from your peers. Beyond demonstrating a level of competency and proficiency, certification proves that you are committed to your cause and that you've invested the time and money to prove it. Holding a certification also makes you a more valuable employee, and often results in raises, promotions, and a better career.
For organizations, certifications identify the credentials that can be used to hire the right employee. Having certified employees also increases sales for the organization by proving to prospective clients that the organization has the skills to support its claims.
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We take care of all logistics for you, so you can concentrate on learning, acquiring skills and getting certified. We provide instructors, books, computer equipment and software in a comfortable learning environment for most training.
Do you have the right background for A+ and Network+ Certification?
We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will tell you so right away. We will also recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.
Our required skill-assessments ensure that:
All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.
As a recognition for training excellence, NetCom Learning was chosen by Microsoft as the 2007 Worldwide Learning Solutions Partner of the year out of 1400 training companies.
In addition, we have won numerous other training awards for quality and customer satisfaction by CompTIA, EC-Council and other vendors. We are simply passionate about learning and achieving the highest customer satisfaction in your learning experience!
See the training value proposition below:
Why CompTIA Training at NetCom?
NetCom Learning is a proud member of the CompTIA Learning Alliance. NetCom is also a Platinum level CompTIA Authorized Partner, the highest level of recognition as a CompTIA training provider. Make sure you invest in quality authorized training so your hard-earned money does not go to waste. It does make a difference!
CompTIA Learning Alliance Value Proposition:
CompTIA Learning Alliance
Non-authorized Training Center
Only CompTIA Certified Instructors are authorized to teach the class
Not required, non qualified instructors can teach the class
NetCom Learning is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS), Cisco Learning Partner, CompTIA Platinum Partner, EC-Council Accredited Training Center, Adobe Authorized Training Center, Autodesk Authorized Training Center and many others. We are proud to offer the highest quality, authorized training solutions from our many partners for our customers.
- Phenom in the IT industry, earned her first Microsoft certification at age 15. - B.B.A in Management along with numerous Cisco, Microsoft, and CompTIA certifications. - Database designer and network administrator background.
Amanda is a phenom in the IT industry. The daughter of NetCom Learning Instructor and Subject Matter Expert, Michael Govinda, Amanda was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer at age 15 and began earning Cisco credentials at 17. She also holds a B.B.A in Management and worked as a database designer and network administrator in the IT department of a top New York City publishing firm.
Amanda currently teaches CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+, as well as Cisco CCNA and CCNA Voice courses at NetCom Learning, garnering much acclaim from her students who enjoy a close-to-perfect pass rate on their certification exams. Amanda is a certified trainer for Cisco and CompTIA, and holds numerous technical certifications including Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security, CCSI, CCNP, CCVP, MCSE, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis.
Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS.
Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst) - Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master. - Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.
Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.
Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.
David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.
David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way � very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
- Vastly experienced working within multinational environments and capable of connecting to different audiences - In-depth expertise in the implementation, troubleshooting and documentation of networks and security systems, with strong "hands on" technical knowledge of CISSP, CEH and CHFI. - Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, and holder of several technical certifications. - Highly-skilled in diverse fields ranging from Security, Computer Forensics, Networking, Routing Protocols, Programming, Databases and Applications to name a few.
With over 25 years of technical experience, Emilio brings a dynamic set of skills supported by a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering and on-the-field experience working in multinational environments. He also holds more than 12 Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft certifications. Although he is well versed and thorough in multiple technological fields, his technical forte lies in the security domain, specifically CISSP, CEH and CHFI.
Emilio�s skills have evolved over time, studying closely and constantly staying well informed of the growing cyber threats. These are just some of the few reasons why Emilio brings to his classes more than just what's in the books.
- Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and holder of several Cisco, CompTIA and Microsoft certifications. - Experienced instructor working in the field since 1999 and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning since 2006. - Worked as Technical Support at Solomon Smith Barney/Citibank.
Enayat Meer has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and holds numerous certifications such as A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, MCT, and MCTS to name a few. He is an experienced trainer, and has served as an A+, NT4.0, Window 2000 and Windows 2003 instructor in a variety of New York schools since 1999. Since that time, he has also provided technical support at Solomon Smith Barney/Citibank in its private banking and global assets management group.
Enayat has trained over 800 students at NetCom Learning. He has been a Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning since 2006 and his hands-on project expertise is an invaluable addition to NetCom Learning�s classroom instruction, helping to bring theoretical topics to life.
- Masters Degree in Computer Science from Boston University along with several certifications. - Over 25 years of experience in the IT field and expert in Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle ecosystems. - More than 10 years working as a Software Engineer in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.
Finnbarr has both breadth and in-depth knowledge of Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle with 25+ years of experience in operating system internals development, system administration, application development and project management on a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. As a Software Engineer, he developed and managed numerous projects in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.
Finnbarr is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as well as a Moderator at unix.com. He is also a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning and is well recognized by the students for his knowledge and his great teaching technique.
- CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), and CompTIA Project+. - Won NetCom Learning "Instructor of the Year" Award in 2008 and 2009. - Over 20 years of Project Management experience in Fortune 500 financial firms.
Jeff Furman is a highly experienced trainer, course developer, IT project manager and certified PMP with more than 20 years experience for Fortune 500 financial firms. His classes have helped numerous application developers learn new skills that have helped their companies as well as their careers.
He has eight years of experience as a full-time technical trainer and has developed curriculum for New York Life Insurance Company, Prudential Securities, and New York University, where he developed and taught many widely-attended classes ranging from programming languages to development and testing tools.
As an IT manager, Jeff has led application and system support teams, as well as Change Management groups and QA-testing teams. He also has written articles published in leading IT publications including ComputerWorld.
- Experience teaching beginner to advanced software engineering and development classes - Architectured NetCom Learning's Mobile Development Professional training package (Android & iPhone) - Acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.
Mark is an accomplished web and mobile development trainer and Subject Matter Expert. He has been teaching beginner to advanced software engineering and development classes since 2005. With an extensive background in corporate programming he easily understands the impact of new technologies and the knowledge developers need to succeed.
Most recently Mark architectured NetCom Learning's Mobile Development Professional training package (Android & iPhone) to much critical acclaim. Mark's passion and aptitude for the subject matter is abundant, and clearly evident in his near-perfect post-class evaluation scores (8.7 out of 9) and praise from clients.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. - An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses. - High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.
Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
Very knowledgeable, made learning fun and easy. Always interacted with us, understood the material and would always go above and beyond to make sure we understood the material. Would like to take another course with him.
The instructor was well prepared and taught me things my college professor could not. Classes were small, so it made it easy to focus and have time to ask the professors questions. Also, if I can't make it to class physically, virtually coming to class made it great.
Training to Oversee Implementation of New Technology
Published On: 14 November 2012
Customer: Anonymous Client
Location: New York, NY, US
The client, who has used NetCom Learning in the past for specialized training initiatives, has a business unit that is implementing Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) technology, as a pilot program in the area of inventory control/asset management.The company plan is that RFID technology will be used in a workforce location using a RFID tag to identify and track materials through the job process. The RFID data will be translated by Microsoft Biz Talk Server then routed to the company's ERP software (Enterprise Resource Planning) for reporting and analysis. The client is using a systems integrator for the RFID implementation. The internal team at the business unit located at an international site wants to have a working knowledge of the software and technology involved in the implementation process. This would provide the team with the required background to supervise the implementation oft he project and ensure that the right questions are asked.
NetCom Learning's sales representative for the client was able to propose a solution for the business unit that met the clients needs, helping them ensure the upcoming project would be successful. NetCom Learning provided a customized solution to a unique training issue, so that the client can oversee the vendors work in the implementation of new technology at the workforce site. The NetCom Learning solution provided management with the necessary training they needed to be knowledgeable about the upcoming RFID installation.
The energy company's staff was able to obtain the skills they need in order to fully plan out and manage the software implementation in their own environment. The knowledge gained about the new software, and the programming language that will be used, helps the staff with an understanding of the new processes. It will also ensure that the implementation is accomplished in a timely and efficient manner.The management classes taken by the two managers provided the supervisory tools needed for overall project management.
NetCom’s classroom training ensures that you have state-of-the-art tools, techniques and practices you need to succeed on the job. Our instructors are active practitioners and true masters in their fields. With convenient classes at multiple learning centers across the US, you never have to go far to get ahead.
NetCom’s premium Live Online Training (we call it LOT) is the ultimate in convenience and cost-effectiveness. LOT combines interactive video instruction via the latest web conference technology, and post-class access to learning labs for a best-in-class learning experience. Learn more about LOT
NetCom’s intensive boot camps are designed to advance your skills in the shortest possible amount of time and get you certified. Boot camps go at a faster pace and often run for longer days, so you must have some level of subject matter experience before enrolling. Boot camps have mandatory assessment tests to ensure no one will slow down the class for other students. Learn more about Boot Camps
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News: NetCom's CompTIA Courseware Receives 5 out of 5 Rating!
The courseware NetCom uses for CompTIA A+ and Network+ instructor-led training was awarded a perfect rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 from ProCert Labs. ProCert Labs is the quality assurance standard for curriculum alignment.
According to ProCert Labs, the reviewers commended the course's easy-to-follow instructional design, exam objectives correlations, and exercises that provide real-world situations and scenarios.
Utilizing only the best official courseware is just one of the ways NetCom strives to ensure your success!