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CompTIA

(Computing Technology Industry Association, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, www.comptia.org) 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
               administration

 Server+      Server architecture

 Linux+       Linux proficiency

 IT Project+  Project management

 e-Biz+       E-Business

 CTT+         "Certified
                Technical Trainer"

 Security+    Security specialist

 HTI+         "Home Technology
                Integrator"
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Additionally, the company offers more than 200 proprietary courses that lead to industry certification programs such as CompTIA's A+, I-Net+, and Network+ programs and to job skill certifications such as: data and telecommunications engineers, webmasters, and network security administrators.
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Recognizing the value of CompTIA's vendor-neutral certifications as an entry point to further specialized training, IBM has worked with CompTIA and provided its expertise and ongoing support for CompTIA's A+, Network+, CDIA (Certified Document Imaging Architech) i-Net+ and now Linux+ certifications," said Gene Salois, vice president of certification at CompTIA.
A+ and other industry-accepted CompTIA certifications, such as Network+, Server+ and i-Net+, in turn lead into higher-level vendor-sponsored and vendor-neutral technical certifications.
Courseware products and related training materials include ECDL/ICDL; Microsoft Office XP, A+ Certification, Network+ Certification and I-Net+ Certification from CompTIA; internet tools and career certifications; and MCSE amongst others, with a total of 400+ titles currently available to order.
Vendor-neutral certifications, such as A+, Network+, and I-Net+ are also available.
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Skills In Demand's CIW Foundations series helps students prepare for both the CIW Associate credential and CompTIA's i-Net+ certification.