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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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Six months after its introduction, the CompTIA Server+ certification has gained broad industry support by IT professionals as an important entry point to jobs and fresh career opportunities.
Just as CompTIA developed A+ certification to help address the need for skilled technicians in the personal computer industry, we introduced Server+ certification to address the explosive need for skilled technicians in the server market," said John Venator, CompTIA president and CEO.
Since the launch of the new certification in February, Server+ has received industry-wide recognition with companies such as Compaq, Intel, CDW, HP and Novell requiring technicians to be Server+ certified.
Pete Bolliger, worldwide training manager of Adaptec, says, "Adaptec considers the Server+ program to be an important first step for any IT professional that supports server technologies.
Intel, a cornerstone supporter of the CompTIA Server+ certification, recently transitioned its Intel Certification Program to require that all Premiere Providers be Server+ certified.
IBM sees an opportunity for CompTIA Server+ to become a worldwide education entry point for all OEM server service training.
For a current list of companies offering training to individuals preparing for Server+ certification, please visit: http://www.
The Server+ certified hardware specialist focuses on solving complex problems to ensure servers are functional and applications are available.
BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 1996 -- Zenith Data Systems (ZDS) today made it easier and less expensive to create a World Wide Web (WWW) site by unveiling a low-cost, entry-level Web Server bundle based on its Z-SERVER WG workgroup server and Netscape FastTrack Server+ software for Windows NT.