A new professional-level skills certification for information technology (IT) workers immersed in the fast-growing environment of cloud computing was launched recently by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the global IT industry.
Our vision of the IT landscape is shaped by nearly 30 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners.
As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. We:
- Educate the IT channel: Our educational resources, comprising online guides, webinars, market research, business mentoring, open forums and networking events, help our members grow their businesses and become the "best in class".
- Certify the IT workforce: We are the leading provider of technology-neutral and vendor-neutral IT certifications.
- Advocate on behalf of the IT industry: In Washington, D.C., we bring the power of small- and medium-sized IT businesses to bear as a united voice.
- Give back through philanthropy: Our foundation enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry.
Our vision of the IT landscape is informed by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,700 members and 1,000 business partners that span the entire IT channel. We are driven by our members and led by an elected board of industry professionals.
All proceeds are directly reinvested in programs that benefit our valued members and the industry as a whole. Headquartered outside of Chicago, we have offices across the United States and in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
CompTIA Breakaway: Learning Your Way Around The Cloud One highly anticipated (and attended) offering at CompTIA Breakaway 2011 was the cloud certification training being offered through the organization.
CompTIA Breakaway: How Can You Get More From Your Distributor Partners? One of my favorite times at CompTIA Breakaway is always working with a group of industry leaders to share information with Breakaway attendees.