New Credentials Validation Service Available for CompTIA Certified IT Professionals

Downers Grove, Ill., June 23, 2013 – IT professionals who hold skills certifications from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry, can now validate those credentials for prospective employers through a new service launched this week.

CompTIA has teamed with two organizations – Blue Ribbon Techs and Zylog Systems (Canada) Ltd. – to allow IT professionals to include validation of their CompTIA credentials in their online job profiles.  

"This is a fast and simple way for IT pros to validate for prospective employers that they are CompTIA certified, said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification CompTIA.

"It's especially important for the growing number of independent contractor technicians," Erdle continued. "Until now, these IT pros had to validate their skills and certifications for every job they took on. Now they can provide this information once and have it available to any and all customers or prospective clients they work with."

"Zylog recognizes the value of CompTIA certified professionals and has invested with CompTIA to enable real time certification verification." said John Mehrmann, chief executive officer, Zylog Systems (Canada) Ltd. "With certification verification we are able to match qualified professionals with quality opportunities on contract and in permanent positions."

"Enabling contractors to maintain their credentials in one place where it can be shared by a number of companies reduces overall costs for everyone, reduces the risk of using contractors with less screening or unverified qualifications and improves the consistency of the independent contractor vetting process," said Michael G. Kraemer, chief executive officer, Blue Ribbon Techs.

The service is available to any CompTIA certification holder regardless of how many certifications they have or when or where they were obtained. Relevant CompTIA certification logos will appear on the individual's profile page.

With more than 1.7 million certifications awarded worldwide, CompTIA is the largest provider of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals.

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 Blue Ribbon Techs (BRT)
BRT is the first independent, online service providing independent service professionals a single and neutral place to obtain and/or maintain professional credentials. BRT's "One and Done" concept is designed to reduce the endless and expensive cycle of obtaining redundant credentials such as drug and background checks. Additionally, BRT provides a centralized repository where your clients can come to validate your industry credentials, e.g.  CompTIA certifications, background checks, and drug tests.

About Zylog
Providing professional services and solutions with local delivery teams, Zylog proudly represents top talent in IT, Engineering, Health Care, Government, and Retail positions. As an application designer and developer, Zylog has introduced an Enterprise Social Media CRM to empower consultants, contractors, and employers with powerful HRIS supported by highly skilled recruiting and customer care representatives. by Zylog provides contractors, technicians and job seekers with unparalleled services, benefits, training and personal development previously reserved for employees of Fortune 500 organizations. The people of Zylog take a personal interest in our customers and the community.

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