Personal Review: CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Full Course & Practice Exam
I have recently completed the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Full Course & Practice Exam. It is a course targeted at beginner-level networking enthusiasts.
This course is for you if you are interested in taking part in the CompTIA Network+ certification exam and know a little about computer fundamentals and its networks.
I have listed out and ranked the best IT networking course and certifications, including this course. You can check them out if you want to know more about starting your career by taking these courses and achieving those certificates.
So without further a due, let’s jump into the review.
- Rating: 4.7/5 (16.3k ratings)
- Total Number of Students: 60k+
- Total Number of Courses: 1 Course comprised of 18 sections and 103 lectures
- Certification: Available
- Level: Beginner
- Video Material Length: 14.5 hours of on-demand videos
- Time to Complete: Almost 5 weeks at 10 hours per week
- Total Number of Articles: 1
- Total Number of Downloadable Resources: 1
- Practice Test: Yes
- Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with computer networks, completion of CompTIA A+ certification is a plus point.
- Cost: $9.99
1. Jason Dion
- Instructor Rating: 4.6/5
- Total Reviews: 111k+
- Total Students: 364k+
- Total Courses: 27
Jason Dion (CISP #349867) is a former college professor and the lead instructor at Dion Training Solutions. Aside from having the CISSP certification, he also has CEH, CNDA, DFE, DMC, CySA+, Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2, and ITIL certifications.
Jason’s networking experience dates back to 1992. He has been a Network Engineer, Deputy Director of a Network Operation Center, and Information Systems Officer for organizations around the globe.
2. Dion Training Solutions
- Instructor Rating: 4.6/5
- Total Reviews: 109k+
- Total Students: 362k+
- Total Courses: 26
Dion Training Solutions is a training institution that has a partnership with CompTIA (Platinum Partner) and Linux Professional Institute (Platinum Partner) and is an Accredited Training Organization for the ITIL, PRINCE2, and PRINCE2 Agile certification exams by PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos (The makers of the ITIL Certifications).
What I’ve Learnt From This Networking Course
- All the basic networking concepts and components
- Reference Models (OSI and TCP/IP reference models)
- Everything about Media and Cabling
- Ethernet and all of its fundamentals
- What virtualisation is
- What cloud computing is
- All the basics about wireless networks
- Everything about IP Addresses (IPv4, IPv6, and Subnetting)
- Routing fundamentals, protocols, troubleshooting, and multicast routing
- NAT and PAT
- Wide Area Networks (WAN)
- Networking Security
- How to check Network Availability
- How to do Network Management
- How to do Troubleshooting
- Basic knowledge on Networking Tools (Both Hardware and software)
- Basic ideas about Windows and UNIX command lines
Why You Should Enroll in This Networking Course
After finishing the course, these are the reasons why I think you can give this course a shot.
A. Everything is Taught in a Descriptive Manner
All the topics are discussed in a way that if you have no idea whatsoever about networking, you will surely understand the topics. Very few instructors have that ability.
B. Complex Topics are Explained in Simple Words
No matter how much difficulty a topic has, easy-to-understand and straightforward words are used during the whole course. So if English isn’t your strong suit, you’ll still have no problem understanding what the instructor is saying.
C. Short but Informative Videos
The videos aren’t that long, and all the essential pieces of information are nicely added to those videos. Whereas in many courses, you will see hours-long video lectures. Short video lectures help you to concentrate on the topics. You won’t get bored.
D. No Unnecessary Information
Knowing what kind of cable was used in the late ’90s won’t increase your skill. These kinds of information are avoided in the course. It is only focused on the information necessary for you to pass the CompTIA Network+ exam.
E. The Course is Not Too Long
The course is comprised of only 14.5 hours of video lectures. So, either if you are a fast learner or a slow learner, it doesn’t matter. It won’t take too long for you to complete the whole course.
F. Real-Life Examples are Given
During the whole course, real-life examples are used for you to understand everything. Take the introductory networking lecture for an example. Devices like phones and routers are mentioned for you to understand which goes into which type of network.
G. Study Guides are Provided
You will be given a study guide as reading material. This will help you to understand topics throughout the whole course as you move forward.
H. Practice Exam is Included
A practice exam is a massive bonus for anyone interested in taking part in any kind of exam. Having a practice exam included in the course will give you an idea of how the actual exam will be and what type of questions you should be expecting
You have read a lot about my review until now, but I think you should check the popular reviews as well. By reading these reviews, you can get a good idea of the quality of this course. These are the popular reviews.
After completing the course, I actually felt confident about taking the Network+ exam and networking in general.
Jason has a way of invoking enthusiasm in the topic. I was always excited to watch the next lecture.- Ethan Coolidge
Just passed Net+ on the first attempt. Thank you!
The courses Mr. Dion offers are priceless. The content is thorough, clear, and it flows in a way that helps connect the topics. I recommend multiple study sources before taking an exam, but if I only had one pick, I would choose DionTraining every time.- Dalton Wood
I want to get into cybersecurity and decided to get Network + as a good foundation before I throw myself into Security+, CEH, and Pentest+. Passed the certification exam today with a score of 800/900!
Jason is very clear in explaining all of the objectives. A very big recommendation from me to anyone thinking about getting this certificate, whatever your reason may be.- Thomas Zuiker
I'm a person who had almost no knowledge in how networking works or even what a network really was. This course has opened up a whole new understanding for me into the universe that is Networking.- William R Bennett
Drawbacks Of The Course
While doing the course, I’ve noticed some issues. Before enrolling in this course, you should know about the following issues so that you can be prepared beforehand or if you think they bother you, you can check The Complete Networking Fundamentals Course or course1 or course 2.
A. Only Basic Information
Throughout the whole course, the instructor didn’t dive too deep into the topics. He just touched the surface. This might be a problem if you are willing to give the exam right after completing this course.
B. Some Exam Topics are Untouched
The instructor has left some topics untouched that might appear in the actual exam. Though the questions might vary from year to year, there is no guarantee that this course will cover everything that might appear in the exam.
C. A Little Bit Hard for Absolute Beginners
Though this course is for beginners, you might be unfamiliar with many concepts considered granted, which isn’t the case for the complete networking fundamental course.
If you don’t have the CompTIA A+ certification or are not familiar with basic concepts of computers, there is a chance that you will face a hard time understanding some of the topics of this course.
D. Uncovered Topics In The Practice Exam
Some of the questions mentioned in the practice exam are not relevant to the topics of this course. Questions from untouched topics of the course are present in the practice exam question sheet.
The absence of those topics might create some confusion. You might be confused whether those untouched topics come in the actual exam or a mistake on the instructor’s part.
Is This Course Worth Buying?
Aside from the flaws like giving only the basic information in some sections, a few untouched exam topics, and being a little bit complex for absolute beginners, the course is great. Especially considering the price.
If you are okay with all these flaws, I would suggest you take this course. It is worth buying.
If you think that CompTIA Network+ might not be the perfect certification for you, you can check out The Complete Networking Fundamentals Course and course2. This course is prepared for the CCNA exam which is almost the equivalent of the CompTIA Network+ exam.
In this course, you’ll have most of the things that you might need for your CompTIA Network+ exam.
After completing this course you’ll learn basic networking concepts, reference models, media, cabling, ethernet, virtualization, cloud computing, wireless network, IP addresses, routing, NAT, PAT. WAN, Network security, availability, management, and troubleshooting, networking tools, and working with Windows and Linux command lines.
Apart from some flaws like touching only the surface of the topics, missing exam topics, and being a little bit hard for beginners, the course is not bad at all.