News | June 16, 2014

New CompTIA Website Provides Open Access To IT Channel Business Tools, Insights And Training

The IT Industry Association’s New Mobile-Optimized Website Offers Content, Connections and Credentials Proven to Help IT Channel Experts, Professionals and Businesses Thrive

CompTIA recently unveiled its new, mobile-optimized website CompTIA.org. Designed to invite, inspire and advance the IT industry, the new site is open to visitors, registered users and CompTIA premier members, and has been completely re-architected to ensure a fresh and engaging experience that supports CompTIA’s new open access model.

Featuring a sleek and professional interface, the site is easy to navigate and optimized to offer a consistent user experience regardless of device preference. The redesigned site makes it easier for users to search for content and provides fast access to industry insights, tools and channel training programs. Additionally, CompTIA’s registered users and premier members can use the site as a reliable and convenient means to connect with peers and leading IT experts within the IT association’s fast-growing communities.

“User behavior has dramatically changed over the past decade, prompting new approaches to web-based content and pushing organizations to think differently about how they communicate, and what they communicate,” says Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “By revamping, streamlining and optimizing our site, we’ve made it so much easier for our registered users, premier members and visitors to search, learn, download and connect with one another. It’s a giant leap forward for CompTIA that will bring immediate benefit to anyone and everyone who works with us.”

Key features available through the new CompTIA website include:

•    Open Access: The new website was built to serve the association’s open access model. Now registered users and premier members can login and easily view and access all the information they need. A great majority of CompTIA’s content is now in front of the firewall, including industry research, white papers and training guides.
•    Simple, Intuitive Navigation: Built for speed and efficiency, the new site features fewer menus and a dramatic reduction in the amount of text and pages. All content is now consolidated in one place – Insight & Tools – and is available through a sleek new download interface that features smart filters to help users quickly find the content they are looking for, without requiring them to browse a specific section on the website.
•    Responsive Design: The new CompTIA website is fully responsive, meaning users will have a similar experience on any device, and can access content on a smart phone or tablet the same way they would on a desktop PC. The website also supports all modern browsers.
•    Powerful Search Engine: Search is a much more integral part of the new CompTIA website. Leveraging a Google Search Appliance, users can now execute faster searches to find the content that is most relevant to them.

Valuable Research and Resources Available Online at No Cost
As part of CompTIA’s new open access model, registered users can benefit from a growing portfolio of CompTIA industry insight, research and training materials at no cost including CompTIA’s Quick Start Guides, white papers and webinars. Premier members can also leverage these valuable resources and receive proprietary access to CompTIA’s channel research and trending studies including its “Third Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility” study. Other exclusive, online resources available to CompTIA’s premier members include the association’s 10 week channel training guides, e-learning modules, executive certificate courses and business tools and templates designed and proven to drive business success.  

“The team at CompTIA has done a terrific job modernizing the website to support our new open access model and make it easier to engage and collaborate with others, as well as find the tools and resources we’re looking for online,” says MJ Shoer, founder, president and virtual chief technology officer, Jenaly Technology Group and chairman of CompTIA’s Board of Directors. “The responsive design and the powerful search capabilities will become priceless as more people and businesses engage with CompTIA to further differentiate themselves in their respective markets.”

For more details about CompTIA’s new open access model, or to become a CompTIA registered user or premier member click here at http://www.comptia.org/register.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information, communications and technology (ICT) 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. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx. 

SOURCE: CompTIA

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