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CompTIA beefs up education, training programs

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CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry, has released the latest additions to its portfolio of education and training resources for the IT channel and industry.

The new, expanded offerings include several Quick Start e-learning courses and a series of on-demand executive certificate courses.

Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA said, “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.”  

“Our education and training offerings are comprehensive and current, developed with the guidance of the industry’s best business minds.” Ricker continued.

According to Ricker channel partners and others will “up their games by choosing CompTIA for their education and training needs.”

Ricker said several CompTIA exec 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:

•    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, and for more information click here.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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