New CompTIA Mobility+ Certification Addresses Skills Needed In Mobile Environments
CompTIA, the non-profit association for the global IT industry, recently introduced CompTIA Mobility+, a new industry-built, internationally-recognized skills certification for the fast-growing arena of mobile technologies.
CompTIA Mobility+ covers the knowledge and skills IT professionals need to deploy, integrate, support and manage a mobile environment, including mobile device management, troubleshooting, security and network infrastructure.
“Accommodating mobile devices and apps and optimizing the mobile experience for customers and employees alike are top priorities for virtually all organizations,” said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, CompTIA.
“But the various facets of the mobile ecosystem present many challenges for IT professionals, who must balance user expectations with requirements for availability, reliability and security,” Erdle continued. “CompTIA Mobility+ will identify IT professionals who possess the validated skills to deploy, integrate, manage and secure mobile devices and platforms to optimize performance and mitigate risks and threats.”
Potential candidates for the CompTIA Mobility+ credential include mobility architects, mobility engineers, network administrators and security administrators. The certification is best suited for individuals who are CompTIA Network+ certified or have equivalent working knowledge; and have at least 18 months of work experience in the administration of mobile devices in the enterprise.
Complete exam objectives are available on the CompTIA Certification website.
This is this second mobility-related certification introduced by CompTIA in 2013. In October, CompTIA Mobile App Security+, a credential aimed at raising security awareness and preparedness in the mobile app development universe, was launched.
Courseware, Training Available
CompTIA Authorized Learning Content Partner Logical Operations offers its CompTIA Mobility+ courseware available through the CompTIA Marketplace and Logical Operations’ e-commerce store. The courseware’s instructor and student editions support a 32-hour, expert-facilitated class that can be taught in varying periods of time. Online assessments and eBook versions of the student manual are available through Logical Operation’s CHOICE learning platform.
Mobile Comply offers its “Mobility Plus for the IT Professional: CompTIA Mobility+ Certification Training,” both as an instructor-led offering and as a 14-day or 5-day online training. By mid-November, Mobile Comply will offer a print version of its Mobility Plus for IT Professionals curricula.
In addition to certifications for individual IT professionals, CompTIA offers other mobility-specific initiatives, including training for IT channel companies involved in or interested in offering mobility solutions to their customers; the CompTIA Mobility Community, a group of industry thought-leaders who are shaping the mobility market; and leading market intelligence and research on mobility topics and trends.
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