CompTIA has just recently announced that in January of 2009 they will be significantly changing the Network+ Certification Exam. Objectives on this exam have been the same for quite some time, although the exam still maintains a deep respect in the IT industry and in Networking / Network Administration. In spite of the certification’s long valued weight and substantial respect the objective changes are definitely overdue.
Network+ has always been a certification that maintains usefulness mainly because it provides the base knowledge for anyone interested in networks – and that is general on purpose. Local area network admins or those who wish to be routing and switching professionals all need the fundamentals of the Network+.
The changes to the CompTIA Network+ for 2009 are too numerous to list or mention. Lightly stated, they en capsule the more recent developments and upgrades in networking hardware and software.
To learn more about the changes in the cert, I recommend turning to the words of the foremost Network+ professional – Mike Meyers. Listen to his podcast about these changes here.