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CompTIA Recognizes Outstanding Partners

Sep 14, 2016 - Downers grove, ILL. Six companies and two individuals have been recognized as outstanding partners and champions by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry and the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certification for the global tech workforce.


The awards, which recognize organizations and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to collaborating with CompTIA, were presented at the recent CompTIA Partner Summit in Orlando, Fla.


“One of CompTIA’s primary missions is to prepare the technology workforce of today and tomorrow, and our partners are right alongside us in this effort, “ said Joe Padin, CompTIA vice president, U.S. federal and education sales. “Together we’re educating, training and certifying the technology professionals that keep our networks running, our data secure and our economies growing.”


Walt Jacqua, information technology instructor for the South Bend, Ind., Community School Corporation, was honored as the most active member of the CompTIA Instructor Network. Through Jacqua’s leadership, high school junior and senior students have gained invaluable hands-on experience, earned college dual credits, obtained multiple industry recognized certifications, secured internships and acquired part-time and full-time jobs.


Meredith Caram, executive director of AT&T Partner Solutions, was presented with a CompTIA Champion Award.


Organizations receiving awards at the CompTIA Partner Summit included:

  • Ricoh USA, Inc., Outstanding Corporate Training and Certification Award

  • Pearson Technology Group, Best Exam Promotion Award

  • gtslearning, Best Customer Service Award

  • Tech Strategies, Outstanding Partnership Award

  • InfoSec Institute, Outstanding Partnership Award

  • New Horizons, Outstanding Partnership Award


With more than two million certifications awarded, CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications and education for the world’s IT workforce. CompTIA has four certification categories that test different knowledge standards, from entry-level to expert, in cloud computing, mobility, Linux, networking, security, storage, help desk and technical support, servers, project management and other mission-critical technologies. Visit to learn more.


About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.