CompTIA revises industry certifications, introduces continuing education

Effective as of Jan. 1, the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications will be valid for three years from the certification date. Certification holders must then renew the credential by either passing an updated exam on the respective certification, or enroll in the CompTIA Continuing Education Program.

The new CompTIA CEP program is web-based and allows members to submit and track continuing education credits online. The program, said CompTIA, is available to anyone who is already certified in any version of the CompTIA A+, Network+, or Security+ qualifications.

"There are great career opportunities available in technology, but the dynamics of IT always call for people to upgrade their skills and certifications", said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, for CompTIA. "Certifications and skills acquisition are key factors for enhancing your employability."

CompTIA members looking to take advantage of the continuing education program will need to participate in a range of activities, including teaching, attending relevant industry events, or educational courses, to name just a few.

“We're offering IT professionals a way to document the skills they've developed across the emerging standards of computing and networking,” Erdle added.


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