The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) will begin offering its CompTIA Convergence+ certification March 30.
CompTIA Convergence+ certification validates an information technology professional’s knowledge and skill in the area of communications technologies where data, voice, video and broadcast multimedia technologies are combined in a single IP-based delivery system.
The vendor-neutral certification recognizes a technician’s ability to design, implement and manage both data and voice networking, and covers areas such as telephony, network engineering, applications, hardware, architecture, management and security. The exam is intended for those with 18 to 24 months experience in data networking, VoIP and related convergence technologies.
The test is multiple-choice and is taken on a computer in a proctored environment. Candidates will have 90 minutes to answer 90 questions, and a minimum score of 720 on a scale of 100-900 is required to become certified. Certification candidates must pre-register for the exam.
CompTIA also is offering the study guide, CompTIA Convergence+: CompTIA Press Student Edition to help candidates prepare for the exam. The study guide covers such topics as the PSTN, voice/data/video traffic, systems management and network security. It also includes a map of certification exam objectives and a convergence industry acronyms list.
Additional features include classroom/lab setup tips, instructor notes, key terms and concepts and pointers on how to conduct hands-on classroom activities.
The guides are available in the United States and Canada only, and can be ordered through the CompTIA Online Store.