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CompTIA and IIB Education Launch New Training and Certification Initiative

Thrissur, Kerala, IndiaCompTIA, the leading association for the global information technology (IT) industry, is expanding its training and certification activities in Kerala in association with IIB Education Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading industrial training and research centers in the state.

The official launch of the CompTIA – IIB Education partnership was held on 25 April 2013 at Lulu International Convention Center, Thrissur. The event was accompanied by the inauguration of CompTIA Partner ZFP Exam center with IIB Education. ZFP Exam center is an Internet-based exam center. The main idea of ZFP Exam center is to deliver the testing irrespective of geographic location. So certification candidates can attend examinations at the CompTIA- IIB ZFP Exam centers in their nearest locality.

As a vendor-neutral trade association and stands for social amelioration, CompTIA plans to extend activities for the uplift of unskilled IT work force in India by providing skill development training on advanced IT technologies.
New research from CompTIA finds that nearly two-thirds of Indian companies surveyed believe information technology is important to the success of their business. A full 97 percent of firms in India expect to increase their IT spending in 2013, with priorities in areas such as IT security, data security and backup, network infrastructure and web and e-commerce presence.

“Each of these technology priorities – and dozens of others – will require a pipeline of skilled and certified IT workers,” said Dennis Kwok, vice president, Asia Pacific, CompTIA. “Employers are looking for, and are willing to pay for technology workers with these skill sets and others that help make the company more competitive and more productive. CompTIA is pleased to team with IIB Education in this effort.”

CompTIA and IIB Education venture to do many projects together for uplifting the downtrodden categories in Kerala.

“We are planning to impart industry oriented skill development training and certification programmes to the youths belong to SC/ST categories through various campuses across Kerala in association with Public Sector Undertakings under Government. of Kerala,” Kwok noted. “Many projects for woman empowerment are also under consideration.”
CompTIA and IIB Education jointly aim for empowerment of Indian youth by imparting international certification and training which meets the industrial requirements and thereby make them competent in the international job market. We endeavor to create skilled IT Work force with international competency and recognition.

Beyond helping develop a new generation of skilled IT workers, CompTIA also provides insights into the myriad of issues affecting the industry. This includes trends in technology, research, legal issues, public policy, workforce training, and business trends. So it will be highly beneficial for the career aspirants to get trained and get certified by a global leader in the IT sector like CompTIA.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy.

About IIB
IIB Education Pvt. Ltd (formerly known as IRS Informatics) is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified organization focused into Skill Development training programs in areas like Computer Hardware & Network Engineering, Instrumentation & Automation Engineering and Civil Engineering. IIB Education Pvt. Ltd. functions as the Official Training Partner and Exam Delivery Partner of CompTIA, the leading association for the global Information Technology (IT) industry. IIB Education is also the All Kerala Facilitation Support Partner (FSP) of Kerala Government PSUs such as KELTRON; Government autonomous bodies like C-DIT Trivandrum and Kerala SIDCO (Kerala Small Industries Development Corporation). IIB Education Pvt. Ltd., is accredited as the Vocational Training Provider (VTP) by the Government of INDIA. IIB Education executes various projects of Kerala Government SC/ST (Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes) department and Minority Welfare Department in providing training to the students belonging to SC/ST/Minority segments free of cost as per the Government order. As of today, around 10000 students are enjoying the benefits of various projects per year which is spread across 60 Arts & Science Colleges and 40 Government Polytechnic Colleges all over the state of Kerala. As part of this Industry Institute Linkage Training Program IIB Education is handling the largest CE Cell education network in Kerala that spreads across Government Polytechnic colleges, Arts & Science colleges and Engineering colleges on behalf of various Kerala Government bodies as mentioned above. IIB Education also has tie up with Pearson VUE. Since, 2009 IIB Education has been appointed as the PEARSON VUE Authorized testing center for conducting various International Examinations including CompTIA certifications.