This post has info on the Network+ N10-006 exam. This is an entry level IT certification.

Exam Structure

  • Number of Questions: 90 questions max
  • Duration: 90 minute duration, not including survey time, about 1 minute per question
  • Score Range: 100-900
  • Passing Score: 720 (roughly 80%, not including experimental questions)
  • Types of Questions:
    • Multiple Choice – can have more than one answer
    • Performance Based – perform the requested action
    • Drag and Drop – visual matching

Exam Domains

  1. Network Architecture 22%
  2. Network Operations 20%
  3. Network Security 18%
  4. Troubleshooting 24%
  5. Industrial Standards, Practices and Network Theory 16%

Exam History

  • N10-007: March 2018, current
  • N10-006: February 2015, retired August 31, 2018
  • N10-005: December 2011, retired August 31, 2015
  • N10-004: 2009, retired August 31, 2012
  • N10-003: 2005, retired July 31, 2009
  • N10-002: 2002, retired June 30, 2005
  • N10-001: 1999, retired March 14, 2002

Update: Added the new N10-007 exam to the list.

Study Notes

A current overview of CompTIA Network+ certification exam N10-006. Not quite in same order of exam domains but it's close.

  1. OSI Stack
  2. Binary and Hex
  3. Network Types
  4. IEEE Project Standard
  5. Ethernet IEEE 802.1 and 802.3
  6. IP
  7. DNS
  8. Routing
  9. Telecom and WAN
  10. Hardware
  11. Wireless
  12. Network Protocols and Services
  13. Network Management
  14. Maintenance Tools
  15. Command Line Utilities
  16. Network Security
  17. VPN
  18. Network Troubleshooting
  19. Quality of Service (QoS)
  20. VOIP
  21. Virtualization
  22. Windows Administration
  23. Review Those Ports

After the Exam

Likely Jobs

  • Computer Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Junior System Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst

Pin It on Pinterest