CompTIA Expands Education, Training Resources

PRESS RELEASE — Downers Grove, Ill., April 6, 2016 – CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry, today announced the latest additions to its portfolio of education and training resources for the IT channel and industry.

The new offerings include a Quick Start Guide to Education IT, several Quick Start e-learning courses and a series of on-demand Executive Certificate courses.

“Ongoing, advanced education and training are critical to a channel partner’s continued growth and success, and represent a high-value benefit of becoming a Registered User or Premier Member of CompTIA,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA.

“Our education and training offerings are comprehensive and current, developed with the guidance of the industry’s best business minds,” Ricker continued. “Channel partners and others will up their games by choosing CompTIA for their education and training needs.”{ad}

One example is the CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Education IT. This resource provides IT solution providers with a snapshot of current trends in the education market; as well as insights into how to take advantage of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by K-12 schools in the United States.

On-Demand Flexibility

Several CompTIA Executive Certificate programs – previously only available in a live, classroom-based environment – are now offered as self-paced online curriculum. Designed specifically to help managed services providers and IT solution providers gain the knowledge and expertise they need to take advantage of current opportunities in the IT industry, CompTIA’s portfolio of on-demand executive training programs includes the following:

  • Executive Certificate in Cloud Intermediate addresses the “how-tos” of profitably integrating cloud-based services into a channel partners’ business, delving into specific elements of growing a cloud-based business.
  • Executive Certificate in IT Security Foundations assists channel partners in becoming a trusted IT security advisor. Participants learn to gauge the impact of emerging trends on their customers’ businesses, how to explore ways to facilitate meaningful conversations around security, and how to leverage those conversations in the design and implementation of appropriate security solutions.
  • Executive Certificate in Mobility Foundations provides an overview of the various opportunities for managed services providers (MSPs) and IT solution providers to build their businesses around mobility, including establishing a mobile strategy, and understanding mobile management and the stages of the mobile device lifecycle.

CompTIA’s Executive Certificate programs are available to CompTIA Premier Members only. For more information, click here.

Best Practice Guides Now Available in e-Learning Format
CompTIA is offering many of its popular Quick Start Guides as short one-hour video courses. The new e-Learning courses provide information that IT professionals, MSPs and IT solution providers can use to improve their business operations. Available to both CompTIA Registered Users and Premier Members, the line-up of Quick Start e-Learning courses includes The Art of the Deal; Business Agility; Managed Services; Managing a Managed Services Sales Organization; Improving Sales with a Sales Playbook; and Tackling Cloud Security Concerns.

To access CompTIA’s Quick Start Guides and the complete CompTIA IT Training Catalog Spring 2016, visit

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 75,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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