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CompTIA Introduces eLearning Courses for Technology Skills


OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor neutral skills certifications and certificates for the world’s information technology (IT) workforce, today introduced a new series of online learning courses.

CompTIA eLearning courses, offered in conjunction with leading learning solutions provider Element K, include a variety of online training options for seasoned IT professionals, workers new to the profession or individuals interested in a career in high-tech. The courses offer self-paced learning tools to develop IT knowledge, technical skills and enhanced performance levels, both as a stand-alone program to prepare for a specific certification or as companion learning resources to support and extend classroom learning.

CompTIA eLearning online courses provide students with a high degree of interactivity to reinforce basic skills. Courses combine comprehensive conceptual information and interactive procedural training. Lessons and course activities can be repeated as often as needed to ensure skill development.

“With CompTIA eLearning courses and our certification and certificate programs, individuals can empower themselves with qualifications and credentials to apply for IT jobs, qualify for promotions and build a stronger, more viable career,” said Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills certifications, CompTIA. “Ongoing training and certification are key building blocks to meet the ever expanding and complex job requirements facing today’s IT workers.”

“Element K has a long history of providing effective, high quality training to help professionals achieve their career objectives, including those IT job roles supported by CompTIA certifications,” added Paul Krause, president and chief executive officer of Element K. “As the leading developer of CompTIA training materials for both classroom and online delivery, we are proud to partner with CompTIA on this important initiative.”

Professional certifications are a critical element in career advancement for IT workers. A 2009 CompTIA survey of more than 1,500 IT workers found that 82 percent of certification holders surveyed assign value to their IT certification, with about half reporting a positive firsthand experience in the area of promotions, bonuses or other economic benefits as a result of being certified.

CompTIA eLearning courses are available for CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ , Linux+, Convergence+, Project+, RFID+ , and PDI+ certifications; as well as for the CompTIA Strata certificate program. For a complete list of CompTIA eLearning courses and other program details, visit http://www.comptia.org/elearning.aspx.

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. For more information, please visit www.comptia.org.

About Element K

For almost 30 years, Element K has provided clients with learning solutions to develop their employees, enable their partners, and educate their customers. Element K offers content collections that include e-Learning, e-Reference, instructor-led, and blended materials to provide learning and performance support in topic areas ranging from management skills to information technology skills to workplace compliance. We also provide custom learning program design, course development, and deployment. Element K enables learning delivery with flexible delivery technology, including the KnowledgeHub LMS and ContentHub Integration Server, and a broad set of administrative and advisory enablement services.

Element K is headquartered in Rochester, NY and employs over 700 professionals. For more information, please visit www.elementk.com.