Course Title CompTia Network+ (Preparation course)
Typical Schedule 1 evening per week, 8 weeks
Fees €920
Intake Dates Autumn and Spring (next course commences Autumn 2018)
Learning Mode In-class lectures and lab with online support
Certification / Award CompTIA Network+ certification / CCT Skills Certification / Microsoft Technical Associate (Optional)

CompTIA Network+ Course Overview and Audience

This Comptia Network + preparation course is ideal for those interested in progressing their computer Networking skills. The course covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognised by the U.S. Department of Defence.

CompTIA Network+ Course Aims and Objectives

The central aim of the course is to give attendees hands-on practical experience in Networking fundamentals and to help course participants acquire networking certifications.

Programme Content

This programme is presented in a structured format by the trainer, and is principally and comprehensively geared towards preparing candidates for the CompTIA Network+ certification and the Microsoft Technical Associate Networking Fundamentals certification.

The course is composed of the following five main areas:

  • Network Concepts
  • Network Installation and Configuration
  • Network Media and Topologies
  • Network Management
  • Network Security


This course prepares candidates for the necessary globally accredited online Network+ certification examinations.

The CompTIA Network+ exam is based on these objectives.
1.0 Network Concepts 21%
2.0 Network Installation and Configuration 23%
3.0 Network Media and Topologies 17%
4.0 Network Management 20%
5.0 Network Security 19%
Total 100%

The successful candidate will have an understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualisation technologies.

Career Progression Opportunities and Further Study Options

CompTIA Net+ certification is industry recognised on a multi-national level, and can lead to careers in the Networking industry, in such roles as Network Technicians, PC Troubleshooting, Network Administration.There is quite a natural progression pathway from CompTIA Network + to the CCT College Dublin Cisco Certified Network Associate preparation programme.


*Provisional – subject to change