This course is designed to provide network technicians and support staff with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ 2009 certification exam. It should be noted that a course alone cannot prepare students for any CompTIA exam. It is important that students have the recommended work experience in IT networking prior to taking the exam. For the CompTIA Network+ 2009 certification, CompTIA recommends students have 9 to 12 months of experience in the IT support industry.