by Oriol M.J.
Who Needs CompTIA certifications?
Article by Gergely Farkas
Certification may seem to be a credential gained for: career advancement, increased knowledge, increased compensation, specific specialization, entry level certification.
Comptia network certification is for those who would like to make an entry into the Networking area. Network+ is for networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. Along this there are many other entry level certifications offered by CompTIA.
Test of Skills
Network+ deals with the following topics Introduction, Topologies, Physical OSI Layers, Logical OSI Layers, Cabling & Connectors, Ethernet Basics, Modern Ethernet, Beyond 10Base-T, Structured Cabling, Testing Tools, Protocol Concepts, Common Protocols, Practical TCP/IP, IP Address/Sub netting, Network Protocols/DNS, DNS within a Windows Environment, Network OS Concepts, History of Network Operating Systems, Sharing Resources in Windows 2000/XP, Protecting the Network, Interconnecting Operating Systems, Dial-Up Connections, WAN Connections, Remote Connection Options, Wireless Networking, Disaster Recovery, Troubleshooting Strategy, Alternate Wireless and IPv6.
Comptia Security+ covers the topics such as Basic Access, Authentication Methods, Implementation Modes, Denial of Service, Identity Theft, Identity Attacks, Common Attacks, Malicious Code, Remote Access Security, Remote Services, Email Security, Secure Web Traffic, Web Client Vulnerabilities, Web Server Vulnerabilities, Authentication Services, Communication Security, Infrastructure Design, Media Security, Security Topologies, Intrusion Detection, IDS Monitoring, Security Baselines, Security Checklist, Cryptography Concept, Key Management, Operational Security, Policies and Procedures and Security Management.Jobs and Salaries
The pay depends on the certification taken entry level or intermediate level.
The earnings potential for Network+ is ,000 and security+ is ,000.
Network+ job profiles:
- Technical Support- Helpdesk Support- Network Engineer- Support Engineer- Trainer- IT Support Engineer- Helpdesk Engineer- Security Engineer- Network Support- Technical Support- Consultant
Security+ job profiles:
- Security Analyst- Consultant security- Support Engineer- Security Engineer- Security Consultant- Systems Engineer- Tester- Technical Support- Desktop Support- Support Analyst- Network Engineer- Systems Analyst- Security specialist
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