Published : 2017/2/13 18:52:01

CompTIA于本月启动了“CompTIA继续教育项目”,这一项目将给持有CompTIA认证的IT人士提供更新证书和技能的新选择。该项目以低成本的方式允许持有CompTIA相关认证的专业人士通过参与一系列的专业活动来展示其相关行业知识的持续更新的方式来延续原有证书的有效性。拥有任何版本的CompTIA A+认证,Network+认证或Security+认证的专业人士均可参加该项目。

  Downers Grove, Ill., January 18, 2011 – Information technology (IT) professionals certified by CompTIA, the leading non-profit trade association for the IT industry, have a new option to keep their certifications current and their skills up to date.

    The association this month launched the CompTIA Continuing Education Program, a cost-effective method for keeping certifications current through the completion of a variety of activities that demonstrate relevant industry knowledge. The program is currently available to individuals worldwide who are certified in any version of CompTIA A+, Network+ or Security+. 

    “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, CompTIA.       “Certifications and skills acquisition are key factors for enhancing your employability. We’re offering IT professionals a way to document the skills they’ve developed across the emerging standards of computing and networking.”

    The first IT professional to enroll in the CompTIA Continuing Education Program is Ken Chalmers, a 25-year veteran of the industry. Chalmers is a technology specialist in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

    “I was interested in earning the continuing education designation because it shows that I am staying current in my field and that I’m striving to stay abreast of the rapidly changing trends in security,” said Chalmers, who is certified in CompTIA Security+ and CISSP among others.

    Chalmers has attained other industry certifications in the past, “but I found if I didn't stay current, the training I received soon became obsolete and outdated.”

    "I’ve resolved that if I’m going to go through the work to earn a certification, I need to keep it current,” he added.

    Individuals can earn CompTIA Continuing Education credits by engaging in a broad range of educational and learning activities. Among activities that qualify for education units are teaching, lecturing or presenting on relevant industry topics; participating in non-degree courses or computer-based training; attending relevant industry conferences and events; participating in CompTIA exam development workshops; publishing articles, whitepapers, blogs or books on relevant topics; obtaining other industry certifications; completing industry-related college courses from degree-granting institutions; and on-the-job experience. The complete list of qualifying activities is available on the CompTIA web site.

    The new continuing education program is linked to a change in policy affecting some CompTIA certifications. As of January 1, 2011, all CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications are valid for three years from the date a candidate becomes certified. After three years, the certification must be renewed either by passing the most current exam for a respective certification; or by participating in the continuing education program.

    The CompTIA Continuing Education Program uses a Web-based system linked to the existing database that CompTIA certification holders use. Once they’ve enrolled in the program participants can submit continuing education units and track their status online as they work toward their target.

    As part of the ongoing audit process, subject matter experts will review activity submissions to ensure what is being completed is relevant to the individual’s continuing education program level, demonstrating knowledge equal to or above current certifications.

    Participants in the CompTIA Continuing Education Program pay an annual maintenance fee to offset the costs associated for the administration and hosting of the continuing education program and system. The annual fee is $25 for CompTIA A+ certified individuals or $49 for CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA Security+ certified individuals.

    A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the continuing education program is available on the CompTIA web site.

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