Are You the One? CompTIA Security+ Approaches 250K Certified

IT pro who hits milestone will win one year of free IT training 

Downers Grove, Ill., June 10, 2013 – CompTIA Security+, the internationally-recognized, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in an array of information technology (IT) security skills, is rapidly approaching a major milestone: 250,000 CompTIA Security+ IT professionals.

To mark that milestone, CompTIA and Knowlogy Corporation, a leading provider of learning solutions for corporate and government organizations, will award one year of free IT training to the person that becomes the 250,000th individual to become CompTIA Security+ certified.

Visit to learn more about the CompTIA Security+ 250K promotion.

Cyber sleuths also have the opportunity to win a $100 Amazon gift card if they can crack the code on this CompTIA Cyber Security info graphic.

"Security is one of the fastest growing segments in the IT workforce because the need for strong cybersecurity vigilance is present in every organization," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, CompTIA.

"Education, training and certification are essential components of this effort," Erdle continued. "We're proud of the role that CompTIA Security+ plays and commend the IT pros around the world who have earned this valuable credential."

IT professionals in 108 countries around the world are CompTIA Security+ certified. These individuals have demonstrated their ability to apply their knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to react to security incidents; and to anticipate security risks and guard against them.

CompTIA Security+ is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), generally recognized as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation, and conforms to the ISO/IEC 17011 international standard. CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities.

Visit CompTIA Security+ to learn more about Security+ certification.

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. Visit or follow CompTIA at and

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