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(Computing Technology Industry Association, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Formerly ABCD:The Microcomputer Industry Association, it is a membership organization of resellers, distributors and manufacturers dedicated to business ethics and professionalism, founded in 1982. It sets voluntary guidelines and is involved with many issues including product returns, freight and warranty claims and price protection.

CompTIA is also well known for its certifications for computer professionals, all of which have a plus sign at the end of their names as outlined in the following list. See certification.

Short        Full Name orName         Field of Coverage

 A+           Service technician

 CDIA+        "Certified Document
                Imaging Architect"

 i-Net+       Internet skills

 Network+     Network support and

 Server+      Server architecture

 Linux+       Linux proficiency

 IT Project+  Project management

 e-Biz+       E-Business

 CTT+         "Certified
                Technical Trainer"

 Security+    Security specialist

 HTI+         "Home Technology
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The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam covers five categories: software, hardware, security, networking and basic IT literacy.
Study materials for the new CompTIA Network+ exam are available now from Pearson Learning.
IT professionals in 108 countries around the world are CompTIA Security+ certified.
CompTIA also said that the new date for the launch of its continuing education program will be January 1, 2011.
The change brings the CompTIA certifications in line with the practice of other major providers of certifications for IT professionals, such as Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle.
Candidates must pass both exams to become CompTIA A+ certified.
CompTIA also will establish a marketing development fund program to assist partners with marketing initiatives related to CompTIA's 12 certifications as well as the new CompTIA Strata Fundamentals exam series.
The CompTIA Managed Services Summit is scheduled for May 1-3 in San Diego, Calif.
The expanded effort by CompTIA to support the managed services sector mirrors significant, positive industry trends.
The CompTIA Industry Web Portal for Services and Support is targeted at providers of first levels of support, such as a help desk, call center or support center; as well as for field and desk-side support technicians," said Richard Rysiewicz, vice president, services, CompTIA.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today that its CompTIA Security+[TM] certification, a benchmark of information technology (IT) security implementation skills, has been attained by more than 30,000 IT professionals worldwide.

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