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CompTIA Launches New Certification Website

Oct 13, 2015

Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry trade association and the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world’s IT workforce, has launched a new web platform to support its certification program.

The new website has been thoroughly re-designed to help certification candidates, IT professionals, partners, students, HR executives, hiring managers and other visitors easily find information on CompTIA certifications, IT career opportunities, education and training options and more.

“Visitors to our certification website now have improved access to the information, research and tools that can help them evaluate career options and to choose the path to hiring and advancement that’s best suited for them,” said Randy Gross, chief information officer, CompTIA.

The site provides detailed information on the importance and value of IT skills certifications, aimed at current IT professionals, students considering career choices, veterans looking for post-military careers, employers and other audiences.

From the employer perspective, for example, hiring certified IT workers helps a business because:

  • 92 percent of employers believe certifications help to ensure the credibility of IT employees.
  • 91 percent think certifications save time and resources in evaluating IT job candidates.
  • 90 percent say certifications enable IT employees to learn faster when starting a job.[1]

The site also features updated information on CompTIA’s four-tier suite of certifications: Foundational, Professional, Mastery and Specialty. Details on certification exam training options, including CompTIA CertMaster, are also highlighted.

CompTIA CertMaster is an online learning tool that helps individuals prepare for CompTIA certification exams with confidence. It's an intelligent trainer that leads students through course material in a methods that promotes fast, effective learning and long-term retention.

Training options and learning materials from CompTIA authorized partners are also accessible on the new website, as are certification exam objectives and sample test questions.

More details on the new website are available in the CompTIA IT Career News article “5 Things to Know about CompTIA’s New Certification Website.”

CompTIA has awarded more than two million certifications to IT professionals around the world. These credentials start with CompTIA A+, the cutting-edge, must-have credential for people taking their first steps into the IT workforce; and progress through certifications in networking, security, servers, Linux administration, project management, cloud computing, mobile technologies, storage and other areas. To learn more, visit

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 55,000 registered users, 3,000 academic and training partners and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski


[1] CompTIA HR Perception of IT Training and Certification Study: 2015