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.
The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-005, was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.
CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier – 0731. The CompTIA Network+ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CompTIA Network+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.