CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam Available

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<strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; Jan. 12</strong><br />The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced the availability of a new CompTIA Network+ exam that reflects the evolution of today&#39;s data and communications networks.<br /> <br />”Network security considerations are top of mind for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Wireless computing options continue to proliferate, and today&#39;s networks are expected to handle a myriad of advanced applications,” said Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills development at CompTIA. <br /> <br />”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,” Erdle added.<br /> <br />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, the successful candidate will be able to describe networking technologies; understand basic design principles; adhere to wiring standards; and use the proper testing tools.<br /> <br />More than 235,000 information technology professionals worldwide are CompTIA Network+ certified. They 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. <br /> <br />Employment opportunities for IT professionals with advanced networking skills continue to be available. 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.<br /> <br />CompTIA Network+ is one of 12 certifications offered by CompTIA. These certifications are the recognized industry standards for a broad range of technology skills. More than one million individuals around the world are CompTIA certified.<br />

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