Computer Network Certification

In this article, we will explore what a Computer Network certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Computer Network by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a Computer Network certification?
A Computer Network certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Computer Network. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • basic layers of network and its functions in computer networks.
  • evaluation of the performance of a network.
  • understanding of data flows from one node to another.
  • analysis and design of routing algorithms.
  • design of different networking protocols for various functions in the network.
  • working knowledge of various application layer protocols.
  • principles of application layer protocols.
  • identifying transport layer services and the corresponding UDP and TCP protocols.
  • classification of routers, IP, and routing algorithms in the network layer.
  • wireless and mobile networks (IEEE 802.11 standard).
  • multimedia networking and network management techniques.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Computer Network?
The best certification of Computer Network helps you achieve your specific career goals. The free Sanfoundry certification covers a wide range of topics, including network fundamentals, network security, and network troubleshooting. Other certifications include the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

What type of job can I get with a Computer Network certification?
With a Computer Network certification, you can become an IT professional, systems engineers, system design, network security, network administrator, network engineer, system analyst, or even a software developer. With this certification, professionals can gain the skills and knowledge needed to build, maintain, and troubleshoot computer networks.

What topics are covered in the Computer Network certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Computer Network Certification Syllabus
Computer Networks Introduction OSI Model Security & Physical Layer
Application Layer SMI SNMP
Transport Layer Frame Relay Congestion Control
TCP/IP Protocol Suite P2P Applications Analyzing Subnet Masks
Networking Cookies Web Caching
Network Layer OSPF Ethernet
Wireless LAN’s Electronic Mail File Transfer
Point to Point Protocol Error Detection SONET

Sanfoundry Computer Network Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Computer Network for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Computer Network from Sanfoundry.

Computer Network Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Computer Network Certificate

How to prepare for Computer Network Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Computer Network MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Computer Network Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Computer Network Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Computer Network Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Computer Network? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Computer Network certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Computer Network exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Computer Networks in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a Computer Network certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Computer Network course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Computer Network online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Computer Network.

7. Which online Computer Network Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Computer Network. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Computer Network Certification Course.

8. Can I get Computer Network certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Computer Network certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Computer Network certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Computer Network Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Computer Network MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Computer Network Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Computer Network certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Computer Network?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Computer Network certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

If you find any mistake above, kindly email to [email protected]

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