STUDY THE EXAM OBJECTIVES
We can apply good teaching techniques by downloading and studying the CompTIA Network+ exam blueprints. The Exam Objectives can be found on the GetCertified website (under the Exam Tab). CompTIA is transparent about the content and its relative weightings on the tests. The About Exam webpage herein will provide you with additional metadata, such as the number of questions, time limit, passing score, and so forth.
The exam objectives exam/ blueprint is an excellent way to record your progress through the material, and verify that your students are prepared to sit for the exam. When entering the Exam room, your students should be intimately familiar with each item from the detailed the exam objectives. Remember; your students can access MP4s associated with the domain topics from this website should content refreshers be needed.
UNDERSTAND THE THEORY
Make sure you use the student supplemental resources to every one of the modules. Maximize your absorption of the Network+ material by participating in course discussions with your students in the classroom. Discussions on how the content relates to the workplace is invaluable.
MASTER THE SKILLS
Understanding the theory behind the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks–being able to actually perform these tasks is quite another. Please understand that CompTIA gives you several performance-based items in addition to the standard-issue multiple-choice questions.
In these performance-based questions you’re given a simulated environment; for instance, arrange the troubleshooting steps in the order the technician should perform them. Maybe you’ll be asked to troubleshoot workstations that are unable to access the internet after a recent power outage. Configure the appropriate devices to ensure all workstations have internet connectivity. Perhaps you’ll be tasked with testing a CAT5e cable. The bottom line is that it’s crucial that both you and your students know how to apply the knowledge that you build within the course learning paths. Build a practice networking lab so you can practice the software and hardware related procedures.
DRILL ON PRACTICE QUESTIONS
Have you ever taken a computer-based exam? They are a different beast from the old pencil-and-paper tests that you may have taken in the past. I strongly suggest that you invest heavily in the CANVAS exam simulation software in your course preparation and before your students sit for their N10-007 Network+ certification exam. Students and faculty can register for the CANVAS exam simulations on this site. Remember, your students are not allowed to print these documents and must use the exam simulation only online. To print hard copies of the exam simulation would be a disservice to the student, as the University wants the student review to be in the same format as the official certification exam ensuring the students are best prepared for the exam format they will be experiencing in the testing center. Before being issued an exam voucher, students must successfully complete all the quizzes and the competency exam at 85% proficiency level. The student must achieve this goal within 45 days of receiving the CANVAS exam simulation. Faculty can use the exam simulations in the classroom and use the questions as discussion topics. Why is this the right answer? What eliminates this answer?
Passing a CompTIA Certification exam doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By applying these simple tips your students can show up on test day, ready to go and confident of success.