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IT Certification Press Releases

Press releases and industry news published by certification vendors, training companies, and other members of the IT certification marketplace.

U.S. Department of Defense to Supply Safari Books Online to DOD, Active and Retired Military Personnel and Families

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has chosen to renew its license to Safari Books Online's digital library, which will allow active and retired military personnel and families, and DOD personnel, access to resources necessary to continue professional learning on a wide array of skills ranging from technical (IT development, IT security and more), creative (desktop publishing, web development, digital photography and more), and business (supervising, hiring and recruitment, finance and more). Access to Safari Books Online is facilitated by the library system in each military branch.

CompTIA Member Provides Testimony to House on Role of Certification Programs in Meeting Small Business Needs

Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing on Innovative Approaches to Meeting the Workforce Needs of Small Businesses. The hearing focused on small businesses' growing need for highly skilled and trained workers and how private, industry-led portable skills certification programs are helping meet these needs while improving career and educational prospects for students and workers.

Accenture Supports TSC

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and NPower's Technology Service Corps (TSC), which provides free IT career training to underserved young adults, today announced that Accenture has awarded NPower an additional grant of $100,000 to expand its IT training program nationally, beginning with the opening of its first branch classroom in Harlem this fall. The grant brings Accenture's direct support to NPower to US$1.9 million since 2004. Together, the two organizations have helped equip approximately 450 young adults with IT skills.

Foote Partners Report: ISACA Certifications Earn Top Pay Premiums

According to a new report from independent IT research firm Foote Partners LLC, ISACA's certifications are earning top pay premiums. The recent update of the firm's IT Skills and Certification Pay IndexTM found that the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations earn the highest pay premiums among 53 information security certifications reported. The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) credential also earns an above-average premium.

CTO of Information Security and Forensics Management Team Examines Top Cyberthreats

Cybersecurity incidents are major concerns for enterprises and governments worldwide. Data breaches are expected to account for US $130.1 billion in global corporate losses this year, no rx according to the Ponemon Institute.

LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2011

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), will offer all LPIC exams at the Ohio LinuxFest 2011 (Columbus, Ohio: http://www.ohiolinux.org/) on Sunday, September 11, 2011. This is the sixth year that LPI has been certification sponsor for Ohio LinuxFest.

Ethical Hacking Scholarship Worth USD 18,000 Announced to Create World-Class Ethical Hackers And Cyber Defenders to Protect Businesses

EC-Council University's announcement of a new 'Ethical Hacking Scholarship' to cover the full tuition and fees of its Master of Security Science degree program comes in support of and on the sidelines of the announcement by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the Draft National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Strategic Plan which is a national campaign by NIST, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Education (DOE), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) which is focused on enhancing cybersecurity in the United States via educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills and knowledge of every segment of the population.

Cisco Introduces New Entry-Level Certification: Cisco Certified Technician

Cisco today introduced the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) to its Career Certification Program. The CCT training and certification programs are designed for technicians who perform onsite support and maintenance of Cisco infrastructure for Routing and Switching, troche TelePresence and Data Center solutions.

CompTIA Offers IT Channel Training Programs on Healthcare IT and Unified Communications

Training programs designed to help information technology (IT) companies broaden their business skills and knowledge in the emerging areas of healthcare IT and unified communications are available in the coming weeks from CompTIA, arthritis the non-profit association for the IT industry.

(ISC)2 Foundation Announces Expansion of Worldwide Scholarship Program

(ISC)2 ("ISC-squared"), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers with more than 80,000 certified members worldwide, today announced that the organization's (ISC)2 Foundation is broadening the reach of its formal scholarship program to accelerate the growth of the cyber security workforce worldwide.

Learning Tree International Partners with SANS to Deliver SANS Information Security Training

Learning Tree International (NASDAQ: LTRE) announced today that it is partnering with SANS. Through this partnership, seek Learning Tree will deliver the latest and most relevant SANS information security training to prepare IT professionals for their GSLC and GSEC certifications beginning in October 2011.

ISACAs December 2011 CISM Exam is Last to be Based on Current Job Practice

Registration for ISACAs December 2011 Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) examination is open; the December exam is the last to be based on the current job practice.

Global Knowledge Launches App to Support PMP Exam Preparation

Global Knowledge, worldwide leader in IT and business training, today announced the launch of a free application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad entitled "Assessment: PMP Exam Prep Questions." The Apple iOS app is designed to test a user's readiness for the PMI PMP

North Carolina Technology Educator Named North America Teacher of the Year

Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today presented the Teacher of the Year award to Jennifer Tyndall, business teacher at Spring Creek High School. Tyndall was honored for her work in furthering certification in North Carolina by spearheading the school's Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification efforts at Spring Creek and helping more than 120 students earn certification during the 2010-2011 school year.

Cisco CCNP Security Certification Aligned to Federal Curriculum Standards for Network Security Administrators and Engineers

Cisco today announced that it has received formal accreditation from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), prostate which recognizes that Cisco

LPI Joins Information Technology Certification Council Web-based Credential TechCertRegistry

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced that they are joining the Information Technology Certification Council's (ITCC: http://www.itcertcouncil.org/) "TechCertRegistry". This service is a first-of-its-kind Web-based credential registry for the IT industry and allows IT candidates, certification program managers and employers, to aggregate, validate and verify IT credentials from participating members.