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Your Top Association News to Use this Week — February 16, 2011
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2011 Annual Member Meeting

The Art of the Deal
February 24, 1-2 p.m. (CT)
FREE Webinar

Channel Partners Conference
March 13-15
Las Vegas, NV

March 22-23
Washington, DC

Integrating the Acquisition
March 24, 1-2 p.m. (CT)
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CompTIA Annual Member Meeting
April 6-7
Chicago, IL
FREE member registration until March 29

CompTIA Colloquium
April 6-7
Chicago, IL

CompTIA Breakaway
August 1-4
Washington, D.C.

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Learn the Art of the Deal
Learn the Art of the DealOn Feb. 24, hear insights from Rick Murphy, an M&A expert with Cogent Growth Partners, on how to construct your next merger. Learn how to find the right acquisition, find the right buyer, negotiate the deal, do your due diligence, and plan for the transition. Register for our second webinar in a three-part series that answers some of the basic M&A questions.

IT Certifications Grow in Importance in Hiring Process
Employers are inclined to rely more heavily on professional certifications when hiring IT workers, but are challenged by credential evaluation and validation issues, new CompTIA research reveals. Among IT hiring managers nearly two-thirds rate IT certifications as having high value in validating skills and expertise.

New Storage+ Certification for Managing Data
We're collaborating with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) to develop a new professional certification, called CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA, for IT workers responsible for storage networking and information management. A beta release is scheduled for Q2 this year with global availability in the second half of 2011.

Legal Resources for your IT Business
Could your company benefit from access to the latest legal resources and a team of professionals to answer your business questions, all at no cost to CompTIA members? Then you're going to find our legal resources extremely helpful. Check out the portfolio of contract templates and technology law articles and subscribe to update feeds to have the latest business law information sent right to your in-box.

Startup America Initiative Impacting Tech
The White House announced its Startup America Initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship across the nation. Key components include an SBA matching fund program that will commit $1 billion for growth companies located in underserved communities and $1 billion for potential high-growth companies. How will this new funding affect the IT industry? Read more.

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