CompTIA Network+

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12% job growth is expected in network and computer systems over the next seven years.  Additionally, CompTIA Network+ professionals are known to excel in their jobs.  53% of IT and business executives agree that certified staff perform at a higher level than non-certified staff; this according to the CompTIA International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends report.  Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report estimates the average salary of a Network+ Certified IT professional at about $74,000.  This course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career.

Length: Approximately 35 hours of class time

This course pairs well with CompTIA A+ and Security+ as a complete certification ladder for developing cybersecurity professionals.



This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007).  This is a vendor-neutral and globally recognized industry certification.

Participants will receive a voucher for one attempt at the Network+ certification exam (N10-007).

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

This course continues the career pathway for someone who has 1-2 years of experience working in the IT fields of support, help desk or PC technician.

It provides knowledge used in the roles of network administrator, network technician, network installers and more.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic components of network theory.
  2. Identify the major network communications methods.
  3. Identify network data delivery methods.
  4. List and describe network media and hardware components.
  5. Identify the major types of network implementations.
  6. Identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
  7. Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  8. Identify the components of a LAN implementation.
  9. Identify the components of a WAN implementation.
  10. Identify major issues and technologies in network security.
  11. Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
  12. Identify major issues and technologies in disaster recovery.
  13. Identify major data storage technologies and implementations.
  14. Identify the primary network operating systems.
  15. Explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  16. Describe how to troubleshoot network issues.

To be successful in this course, participants should have the following skills and knowledge prior to registering:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Practical industry experience (e.g., work as a network administrator) in networking is strongly recommended.

Price: $1,500.00 Early Bird Pricing: $1,350.00 until three weeks prior to each course start date

  • Course Texts: All course materials, exam simulator and exam voucher for CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007) are provided
  • Food: This course does not provide food or beverages
  • CEUs: 3.96
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science and Education Center
  • Parking: Available in the Metropolitan State University ramp for a $5.00 daily fee

Please note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni or a current student, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us at 612-659-7230 prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  4. The Institute for Professional Development does have a cancellation policy that you need to be aware of.

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out the Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State.

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Instructors may vary for this course.

Available Sessions:

  • Saturdays starting September 8 through October 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break)


  • Tuesdays and Thursdays starting November 6 through December 18, 2018 (no class on Thursday, November 22, 2018) from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


If you want to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact or