CompTIA’s Nonprofit Arm is Bringing Discounted IT Certification Classes To Philly

Recovers IT certification is often essential for graduates and people who are unemployed (or underemployed) and is to begin a career in information technology.


Passing the 220-802 CompTIA A + 220-801 CompTIA A + certification and is a strong first step for anyone from IT certification process. These certifications are often a prerequisite for all tasks in quality department. If your interests are elsewhere in IT, CompTIA certification paths for accumulation of CompTIA A + 220-801 and 220-802 and can lead to high security, server, cloud, mobility and financial barriers careers.But oriented networks to abound market entry.

Training courses for CompTIA exams can reach $3,000, and the cost of taking the exam itself is nearly $200. For the first time, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, is coming to Philadelphia to address this problem with IT-Ready, a free eight-week course that focuses on education and career placement.

The majority of students who complete the IT-Ready course interview qualify for a six-month paid apprenticeship with a local participating company. Student tuition is free, books are free and students receive a voucher to take the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams for free.

Since the program began in 2012 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, students, was founded, 95 percent of IT-ready have their CompTIA A + certification and 80 percent have earned deserved paid IT professions.Philadelphia branch of the IT-Ready with the development organization labor Philadelphia Works, which is actively recruiting employers to commit interviews and internships associated for graduates of IT-ready.

According to the website of IT Futures Foundation, among those who are recruited specifically for the training of apprentices veterans and their spouses, women, African-Americans and Hispanics.The prerequisites for the program are minimal, and the benefits are significant. Over the eight-week course, students are paired with a mentor who is deeply embedded in an IT career. There they learn about computer technology and hardware.


CompTIA Announces 2015 IT Hall Of Fame Inductees

CompTIA recently announced two emerging technological leader Scott Cook, founder of Intuit and Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM in the Hall of Fame IT are included. The award ceremony will take place at the annual general meeting of CompTIA 24 at March 26, 2015 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Cook, Innovative IT wing of the Hall of Fame IT was elected, is excellent for the co-founder of Intuit, maker of business solutions and financial management for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. A former marketing brand manager for Procter & Gamble products, Koch co-founded Intuit with the vision of helping individuals and small businesses to simplify, organize and automate your finances with the power of technology.

Cooking is an innovator who realized early on software should be simple, easy to use and solve a pain point for truly small businesses and consumers of IT Hall of Fame selection committee said. From day one, Intuit has become synonymous with accounting and management technology back office for small businesses. Remains one of the largest software companies succeeds, not only from a computer, but a brand-oriented business was founded.

It is an honor to be elected to the Hall of Fame IT and recognized as one of the leading business and technology industry leaders, says Cook. Greatness comes to experiment. Listen to what the market is telling you to learn to move quickly and never afraid to try new things.Palmisano selected for Channel IT IT wing of the Hall of Fame, he is known for his legacy as CEO of IBM from 2002 to 2011. During his tenure, Palmisano monitored by IBM dynamics in outsourcing and cloud and was responsible for the introduction of the IBM Smarter Planet initiative, which was responsible a general strategy for large amounts of data and Internet solutions things. In 2005, he shocked the industry by selling PC business to Lenovo, IBM, which has grown into one of the fastest growing brands in the PC in the IT channel.

It is an honor to be elected to the Hall of Fame IT and recognized as a leading business and technology leaders from industry, says Cook. Greatness comes from experience. Listen to what the market tells you learn quickly and never afraid to move, try new things.Palmisano selected channel for IT IT wing of the Hall of Fame during his tenure is known for its legacy as CEO of IBM from 2002 to 2011, supervised by a dynamic Palmisano IBM’s outsourcing and cloud and was in charge responsible the introduction of the IBM smarter Planet initiative, which was a common strategy responsible for a large amount of data and Internet solutions things. In 2005, he shocked the industry by selling PC business to Lenovo, IBM, which has grown into one of the fastest growing brands in the PC in the IT channel.

CompTIA Study Reveals What SMBs Want From MSPs


CompTIA enable new small and medium enterprises with technology research found many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) want innovative technology partners and lack of innovative technological solutions is one of the main reasons why some of these companies decide to change companies TI.

CompTIA reported that more than 70 percent of SMBs said they have an IT company externally, at least temporarily, in the last 12 months. Also note, 46 percent of small and medium businesses looking to companies that are not IT if Provider (MSP) could create more knowledge and new options, new opportunities for innovative managed service.

For MSP to be innovative, to be based on the financial results on a large scale approach and the best technological solution to determine proactive, Seth Robinson, senior director of CompTIA for analysis of technology, said MSPmentor.

Other CompTIA findings included:

• Two-thirds of SMBs said they spend less than $100,000 annually on technology, and 29 percent spend $10,000 or less.
• Two-thirds of respondents said they plan to increase their technology budgets, and nearly half noted that they would be willing to increase their budgets if presented with an innovative solution that could enable new business processes.
•SMBs are generally satisfied with their technology solution providers, but they do not always view their provider as a trusted advisor.

Robinson added that many SMBs could benefit from managed services, but finances could limit their managed services adoption.However, CompTIA said service providers could differentiate their offerings, and ultimately, become trusted advisors to SMBs via:

Analytics – Offering relevant data to SMBs could help these businesses make better decisions.
Cloud computing – Providing cloud services could allow MSPs to support a multi-cloud architecture “that businesses of all sizes are pursuing.
Web design – Leveraging mobile and online tools could help service providers promote their products and services to new audiences.

CompTIA’s Enabling SMBs with Technology study is based on an online survey of 500 SMB executives and professionals conducted in the United States last December.

CompTIA Exam Question 47

Question 47

Which of the following devices is BEST suited for servers that need to store private keys?

A. Hardware security module
B. Hardened network firewall
C. Solid state disk drive
D. Hardened host firewall

Answer : A

CompTIA Announces Cloud Trustmark+ Here’s What You Need To Know


CompTIA Cloud Trustmark In business credentials, which is intended to be accredited, and began to distinguish best practices cloud distributors and suppliers of IT channel. For Cloud trustmark, traders and cloud providers make must demonstrate a commitment to the provision of IT channel partners with best-in-class technology, integration, support and resources enabling CompTIA.

In addition, distributors and suppliers must verify third cloud is complete, CompTIA, said economic and technological criteria covering. Too technologies Cloud Player and Cloud are here today, gone tomorrow, Chris Johnson, president of the CompTIA IT security community, said in a prepared statement. The CompTIA Cloud trusted brand acts as a seal of quality, trust channel partners and cloud providers and distributors should pursue anyway.

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Additionally, cloud distributors and vendors must provide Cloud Trustmark+ documents based on five categories:

Channel/partner strategy.
Corporate and product overview.
Go-to-market strategy.
Internal operations and support.
Security and infrastructure.

CompTIA he said with members of a cloud and security communities, distributors and content providers and solution providers to develop the Trusted Cloud brand. The nonprofit organization based technology in Illinois Downers Grove, also pointed out that the trusted brand in the Cloud is a vendor-neutral credential.

What is the hallmark of the cloud by the channel? Lester Keizer, CEO of Managed Service Provider (MSP) business continuity Technologies, said he believes that these credentials eliminated the hard work for channel partners when it comes to time consuming approach to the instruction emerging and established the cloud provider.

Stacy Nethercoat, vice president of product marketing at Tech Data (DSCT) cloud platform TDCloud added that brand trust cloud could help your business, make better strategic partner on board Suppliers significant investment in cloud growth in the channel.