Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners-Network+
December 2, 2022
Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners-Network+
December 2, 2022
Best Cybersecurity Certifications - Network+

Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners

Best Cybersecurity Certifications - Network+

Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners

This is the fourth blog in a series discussing the best cybersecurity certifications for beginners.

When you are brand new to the information technology (IT) field, one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is learning, understanding, and knowing how to implement all the necessary terminology and components that make up IT infrastructure.  For someone that is brand new, it’s like learning a new language. This field is full of information, and it can feel like drinking from a fire hose at times.

And even if you study and memorize all of the necessary verbiage, knowing how to apply that knowledge and troubleshoot issues is another layer. That’s what makes the CompTIA Network+ certification so powerful.

What is the CompTIA Network+ Certification?

Referencing the CompTIA website, “CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that business rely on.” This program is ideal for someone looking to dive into the industry, because it covers all of the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for every IT professional. Many times, trying to learn and understand all of this new information would seem difficult, but CompTIA helps with applying that knowledge early on, providing an approach that lets you build on the knowledge you are learning through each module.

These courses are perfectly segmented. You start by learning a small chunk of information, then through hands-on labs, you apply that small bit of information immediately. Then with some Q&A sessions, you can be sure you understand what you have learned, before moving on to the next module.

What are the CompTIA Network+ Objectives?

This program covers several essential skills that every single professional in the field will need to understand:

  • Networking Fundamentals – explaining the basic networking concepts;
  • Network Implementation – Exploring routing technologies, networking devices, ethernet solutions, and configuring wireless technologies;
  • Network Operations – Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity;
  • Network Security – Explain security concepts and network attacks to help harden networks against threats; and
  • Network Troubleshooting – Troubleshoot common cable, connectivity, and software issues.

What jobs can I get with CompTIA Network+?

The CompTIA Network+ certification can be the ideal route for professionals looking into these roles:

  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • NOC Technician
  • Cable Technician
  • Datacenter Support
  • System Administrator
  • Telecommunications

Ready to achieve your CompTIA Network+ certification?

You can find additional information about CompTIA Network+ through our Phishbuster Academy training center. These cybersecurity certification bootcamps are ideal for anyone looking to break into this incredible field quickly. We also have highly effective self-paced programs for those looking to take their time while preparing for this exam.

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