January 14, 2009 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced the availability of a new CompTIA Network+ exam that reflects the evolution of today's data and communications networks. The 2009 edition of exam places greater emphasis on security and wireless networking, says the industry association.
"Network security considerations are top of mind for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Wireless computing options continue to proliferate, and today's networks are expected to handle a myriad of advanced applications," comments Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills development, CompTIA. "The updated CompTIA Network+ exam places greater emphasis on security, wireless networking skills and other critical issues that networking professionals encounter on a daily basis."
According to the industry association, CompTIA Network+ 2009 focuses on the management and operation of network infrastructure. The exam tests for the ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and install a network. In addition, according to the association, the successful candidate will be able to describe networking technologies; understand basic design principles; adhere to wiring standards; and use the proper testing tools.
For more information on the CompTIA Network+ exam, visit http://certification.comptia.org/network/default.aspx.
Not to be confused with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA - www.tiaonline.org), the CompTIA is dedicated to advancing the world's information technology (IT) industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.comptia.org.
CompTIA Network+ certified individuals work in a variety of roles, including network administrators, network technicians, network installers, help desk technicians, and IT cable installers. Organizations across a range of industries and from small businesses to large enterprises use CompTIA Network+ as a skills benchmark for tech workers responsible for network operations. In a 2008 CompTIA survey of more than 3,500 IT managers, more than 60 percent said workers with general networking and network infrastructure skills will be in high demand for the next several years.
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