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The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a global trade association representing the business interests of the information technology industry.

CompTIA develops vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals. “A solid vendor-neutral technology foundation will always help IT professionals in today's multi-vendor world.  In fact sponsors of vendor certifications acknowledge this view by building in CompTIA's vendor-neutral certifications into their certification paths”.

Use these resources for more information and insight on CompTIA certifications:

CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA, Value and Top Certifications

Project+ - combining the technical world and the business world

 

Who is CompTIA?

CompTIA Certifications

A+

CompTIA's A+ is the leading certification for foundational hardware and software skills. It is one of the most popular certifications in the IT Industry.

http://www.jidaw.com/whatisaplus.html

http://www.comptia.com/certification/A/default.asp

CDIA+ (Certified Document Imaging Architech)

This is CompTIA's oldest credential. CompTIA's CDIA+ “is the industry standard for validating document imaging and management skills”.

http://comptia.org/certification/cdia/default.asp

CTT+

Certified Technical Trainer. “CompTIA's CTT+ certification is the industry recognition for training professionals that have attained a professional standard of excellence”.

http://www.comptia.org/certification/ctt/default.asp

e-Biz+

The CompTIA e-Biz+ certification is an electronic business certification “for both technical and non-technical individuals who work in an e-Business environment and possess at least 12 months of core e-business experience”.

http://comptia.org/certification/e-biz/default.asp

HTI+ (Home Technology Integrator+)

“The CompTIA Home Technology Integrator (HTI+) certification exam is the leading vendor-neutral certification for professionals servicing the automated home industry”.

http://www.comptia.org/certification/hti/default.asp

i-Net+ (Internet+)

CompTIA's i-Net+ “is the worldwide standard of foundational-level competency in knowledge of Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies”.

http://www.comptia.org/certification/i-net/default.asp

IT Project+

CompTIA's IT Project+ sets standards and validates IT project management skills and knowledge.

http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/projectcerts.html

http://www.comptia.org/certification/itproject/default.asp

Linux+

CompTIA's Linux+ is an entry-level certification for professionals interested in Linux expertise.

http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/linuxcerts.html

http://www.comptia.org/certification/linux/default.asp

Network+

CompTIA's Network+ is the recognized certification for acquiring and validating fundamental Networking skills and knowledge in support or administration.

http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/netpluscert.html

http://www.comptia.com/certification/network/default.asp

Security+

CompTIA's Security+ covers the fundamentals of information security  and covers “industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security”.

http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/securitycerts.html

http://www.comptia.org/certification/security/default.asp

Server+

CompTIA's Server+ validates knowledge and competency in advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology.

http://comptia.org/certification/server/default.asp

 

CompTIA, Value and Top Certifications

Interested in certification? Then you've probably heard about CompTIA and its certifications. While CompTIA provides research, networking and partnering opportunities for its members globally, it is the area of certification that CompTIA attracts more attention from IT professionals. Through vendor-neutral certification programs CompTIA develops human resource standards for guiding practitioners in the IT industry.  

What is the value of CompTIA certifications?

http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/comptia1.html

Who is CompTIA?

CompTIA (The Computing Technology Industry Association) is a global trade association representing the business interests of the information technology industry. For more than 22 years CompTIA has provided research, networking and partnering opportunities to its more than 19,000 members in 89 countries.  

The association is involved in developing standards and best practices, and influencing the political, economic and educational arenas that impact IT worldwide.

More information is at http://www.comptia.org

IT Professionals See CompTIA Certifications as Key to Career Advancement, Job Satisfaction

“Information Technology (IT) workers overwhelmingly believe professional certification from CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, is a critical factor in their ability to obtain the jobs they want, advance their careers and perform work that is personally satisfying.”

http://www.comptia.org/pressroom/get_news_item.asp?id=420

IT Managers Say CompTIA Certifications Help to Improve Business Bottom Line

“Information Technology (IT) managers believe their companies benefit financially and operationally by having a high percentage of CompTIA-certified employees on their staffs, according to the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Computing Technology Industry Association. IT managers reported that they see clear benefits in such critical areas as network availability, help desk and field service productivity and employee retention.”

http://www.comptia.org/pressroom/get_news_item.asp?id=418

Project+ - combining the technical world and the business world:

An Interview with Ayana Nickerson, Project+ Certification Program Manager for CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association).

As businesses and organizations see the need to prevent waste and reduce risks associated with IT projects, there is a growing appreciation of project management. The Project+ certification program is expected to grow in relevance considering the premium being placed on soft skills and management in the IT industry.

On August 11, 2004, CompTIA announced that it has renamed its popular project management certification from CompTIA IT Project+ to CompTIA Project+.

Jidaw.com had the opportunity to interview Ayana Nickerson, Project+ Certification Program Manager via e-mail. In the discussion she talks about Project+ and Project management certifications

Project+ - combining the technical world and the business world:

 

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