CompTIA and Technical Communities Team Up to Expand Government Access to CompTIA Certifications
Back Published 2009-12-09
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. - Dec. 9
CompTIA, a provider of vendor-neutral certification for technology workers, and Technical Communities Inc., the company technical organizations that sell to the government rely on for proven go-to-market solutions, announced they are cooperating to make CompTIA certifications more accessible to federal and state government workers.
The two organizations have signed a government service partnership agreement that authorizes Technical Communities to offer CompTIA certification exams under the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules managed by Technical Communities. This means any government agency or department at the federal and state levels that make purchases off a GSA schedule will be able to purchase CompTIA certifications exam vouchers.
“We’ve seen double-digit growth for several of our certifications among federal government users in the past few years,” said Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills certifications for CompTIA. “The agreement with Technical Communities will make it even easier for government customers to access CompTIA certifications.”
“Technical Communities is excited to offer the government high-quality vendor-neutral IT certifications at competitive prices,” said Peter Ostrow, president and chief executive officer of Technical Communities. “We are committed to optimize the GSA buying and selling experience for organizations such as CompTIA.”
Certifications covered by the agreement include CompTIA A+, the industry standard for computer support technicians; CompTIA Network+, which validates competency in basic network infrastructure skills; and CompTIA Security+, sought by knowledgeable professionals in the field of security. All three certifications are recognized as approved credentials to meet certain requirements of U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1M, which provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification and management of military and civilian personnel with responsibilities for information assurance.
Other CompTIA certifications included in the agreement are CompTIA CDIA+, Convergence+, CTT+, DHTI+, Linux+, PDI+, Project+, RFID+, and Server+.