CompTIA Mobility+ Part of New Dual Certification Program from Fiberlink, an IBM Company
Serves as prerequisite for entry into Fiberlink's MaaS360 Partner Academy
Downers Grove, Ill., March 26, 2014 – CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the information technology (IT) workforce, said today its CompTIA Mobility+ credential is part of a new dual-certification program introduced by Fiberlink, an IBM company and leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM).
Fiberlink has unveiled a new partner certification – the MaaS360 Partner Certification Program. As a prerequisite, anyone entering the MaaS360 Partner Academy must first earn the CompTIA Mobility+ certification.
The combination of CompTIA Mobility+ and the MaaS360 Partner Academy will optimize the partner's mobility proficiency to drive new opportunities and effectively design, manage and secure any mobile environment.
"CompTIA Mobility+ is extremely well designed for partners to acquire the basic knowledge which will enable them to deliver mobility services and technical skills. By adding our own content on top of Mobility+, we know partners will be well equipped for success in the mobility space," stated Francois Daumard, vice president of channels at Fiberlink.
"This is precisely the role that CompTIA certifications are intended to fill; to provide IT professionals with solid, foundational skills that they can use as a stepping stone to more specialized, vendor-specific credentials," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, certification and learning, CompTIA. "We're extremely pleased to collaborate with Fiberlink in their effort to train and credential their channel partners."
Mobile Opportunities for Channel Firms
Research from CompTIA and other sources finds that the top drivers for mobility adoption in the enterprise are empowering mobile employees and engaging with customers. But optimizing business
applications for mobile usage and maintaining consistency across all forms of Internet offerings is not a small undertaking,
"Integrating technologies in a complex landscape has long been a sweet spot for IT channel firms," Erdle noted. "The needs presented by mobility are no different. IT channel firms can add substantial value to their clients' mobility strategies."
Launched in November 2013, CompTIA Mobility+ is an industry-built, internationally-recognized certification that covers the knowledge and skills IT professionals need to deploy, integrate, manage and secure mobile devices and platforms to optimize performance and mitigate risks and threats.
Candidates for the CompTIA Mobility+ include mobility architects, mobility engineers, network administrators and security administrators. The certification is best suited for individuals who are CompTIA Network+ certified or have equivalent working knowledge; and have at least 18 months of work experience in the administration of mobile devices in the enterprise. Complete exam objectives are available on the CompTIA Certification website.
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MaaS360 by Fiberlink is the trusted enterprise mobility management solution to thousands of customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We make working in a mobile world simple and safe by delivering comprehensive mobile security and management for applications, content, email, and devices. Instantly accessible from the web, MaaS360 is easy to use and maintain and provides the flexibility organizations need to fully embrace mobility in every aspect of their business. Backed by the most responsive support in the industry, we put our customers first by providing them with the best user experience for IT and employees. To learn more go to http://www.maas360.com.