Downers Grove, Ill., March 9, 2015 – Though the pomp and circumstance of being the winner of the CompTIA A+ One Million Certified promotion will soon come to a close for Logan Murphy, the benefits of becoming a certified will continue throughout the career of the young IT professional.
“At the end of the day I can walk into any service desk, anywhere in the world and I can say ‘I have my A+,’ ” said Murphy, the grand prize winner of a contest to celebrate the fact that CompTIA A+ surpassed the one million-certified milestone in 2014.
Murphy, of Fort Collins, Colo., is an IT consultant with Long View Systems, a leading IT solutions and services company in North America.
As part of his grand prize package he recently concluded a visit to the Houston headquarters of CompTIA partner Total Seminars, a leading provider of a wide range of study materials for IT professionals preparing for numerous industry certification exams.
Murphy spent extended time with company founder, president, author and well-known certification guru Mike Meyers. Murphy will be featured in a new Total Seminars training video. He’ll also receive the newest CompTIA Network+ learning bundle, complements of Total Seminars.
Another CompTIA partner, McGraw Hill, hosted a dinner for Murphy at the Downtown Aquarium, one of Houston’s most popular entertainment and dining complex destinations.
Murphy, a confessed “space nut”, also was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
For more on Murphy’s Houston adventure, visit http://youtu.be/OrMpubEl1Pk.
As the grand prize winner, Murphy will receive lodging and admission to the tech industry trade show of his choice. He plans to attend DEF CON 23, the world's longest running and largest underground hacking conference.
“Earning A+ turned out to be a fabulous opportunity to meet some interesting people and go to some interesting places,” Murphy remarked.
“The real benefit of CompTIA A+ is it’s an easy way to communicate to other people that I understand what they are talking about,” Murphy added. “It’s like a brotherhood.”
CompTIA A+ certification has kept pace with the evolving role of the IT technician. Today’s technician is responsible for a host of complex tasks related to networking, security, connectivity and more.
Similarly, CompTIA A+ has extended its relevance by expanding into areas such as mobility, security, virtualization and other emerging technologies. CompTIA A+ continues to hold its standing in the IT world as the cutting-edge, must-have credential for people taking their first steps into the technology workforce.
CompTIA and many of its authorized partners awarded more than 45 prizes to IT professionals around the world as part of the CompTIA A+ One Million Certified promotion. The complete list of partners who participated in the promotion is available at http://offers.comptia.org/onemillioncertified/partners.html.
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