CompTIA Partnership to Train 120 IT Pros for A+ Certification

Line of call centre employees working on computersThe Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) will offer a 12-week training program for up to 120 new IT professionals, who will have the chance to achieve CompTIA A+ certification.

CompTIA collaborated with the Mission (Texas) Economic Development Corporation (Mission EDC) in Texas to provide the participants with the newest skills in cybersecurity. By January 2018, the technology association plans to expand its partnership with Mission EDC for training and certification opportunities.

Cyber Skill Set

The training program will also provide the participants with an opportunity to earn Network+ and Security+ certification. Certified professionals may find work more easily, as demand for these workers “encompasses all industries in IT departments and companies,” according to Mission EDC CEO Alex Meade.

Certification for IT professionals has become more important and relevant today, due to more employers wanting talents with the best skill set in cybersecurity.

If you wish to apply for certification, there are practice tests and online resources, including CompTIA A+ 901 and 902 PDF files offered by firms such as CertBlaster that will help you prepare for examinations.

Texas Labor

Several jobs in Texas may have required the use of more digital tools since 2002 based on a study by Brookings Institution. The study showed that out of 545 surveyed occupations in the U.S., the necessary skills for digital technology became more prominent for 517 job types.

For this reason, job seekers in the Lone Star State should aim to add more IT skills to their arsenal amid the growing demand for qualified professionals. Texas employers have sought to fill more than 137,000 job vacancies for core IT roles for this year, according to a CompTIA analysis.

A training program presents a good opportunity to achieve IT certification, but take note that there are also other ways to improve your knowledge of cybersecurity, hardware and software technologies.