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New IT Career and Certification Resources Available from CompTIA

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New resources on career options for current and future workers in information technology (IT), and for the organizations that employ them, are now available from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry.

CompTIA announced it has launched a new web site,, a comprehensive source for IT job role information, career planning tools, interactive features to connect with other IT professionals and details on CompTIA certifications.

“Individual IT professionals, employers, government organizations, educational institutions and others will find a trove of resources,” said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certifications, CompTIA. “We’ve expanded the careers section to help anyone interested in an IT job to plan their career goals and chart a path on how to get there. Employers can access information on how they can benefit by hiring certified IT pros.”

CompTIA’s new certification web site also includes:

  • Expanded social media elements to interact with CompTIA and others in the industry.
  • Streamlined navigation that makes information gathering quick and easy.
  • Expanded news and update sections on new products and networking opportunities.

To celebrate the launch of the new website, CompTIA is hosting a virtual scavenger hunt on Facebook and Twitter. Beginning today, participants who surf CompTIA Certifications can answer questions and win prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a MacBook Pro. Other prizes include Bose headphones, FLIP video recorders, CompTIA grills and the ever-popular CompTIA Facebook Fan t-shirts. The contest runs through 15, with winners announced May 17.

With more than 1.4 million certifications awarded worldwide, CompTIA is the largest provider of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals. These certifications are the recognized industry standards for a broad range of technology skills, including PC fundamentals and repair, networking, security, server, Linux, project management, printing and document imaging and convergence technologies.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. For more information, visit or follow CompTIA on Twitter at