The network is the computer. One of the major functions of any computer system is its ability to connect the user to other computers and systems around the office or around the world. Certified network professionals have endless possibilities that will continue for as long as the world uses computers.
The networking certification professional is an expert in the features and functions of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), intranets, extranets and many more uses of the computer as a communication tool. The internationally recognized networking credential opens employment possibilities in almost every industry in the world today. Holders of a networking certificate are knowledgeable in the configuration, installation, implementation, customization, and troubleshooting needed to build and maintain networks that that can connect two users or two million users.
The networking certification process developed by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) teaches the full range of network media, architectures, protocols and standards. Certified network professionals can work within the world of wi-fi, or wireless network technologies, dynamic Ethernet, cable broadband, optical fiber networks and all the newest, developing ways of interconnecting computers and computer systems.
Networking certifications indicate a full professional understanding of the basic components of networks such as Internet protocols (IP), packet exchange, file transfer protocols (ftp) and the interaction between multi-level network layers. The expert must be able to apply the latest principles of network technology as soon as they are released to the public.