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CompTIA to Participate in the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Apr 14, 2016

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Washington, D.C. – CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry and the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world’s technology workforce, said today it is participating in the Fourth Annual USA Science & Technology Festival.

The Festival, a free, family-friendly event designed to re-invigorate the interest of the nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math, is set for April 16 and 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The Festival is expected to draw 350,000 people.

“The technology field is rich with career opportunities, both within our industry and in industries across the full spectrum of the global economy,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Today’s technology leaders are actively engaged in the discussions and decisions that determine the future courses of organizations. We’re excited to bring this message of opportunity to the young people who attend the USA Science & Technology Festival.”

Attendees are invited to visit CompTIA at Booth #3135 for a chance to race into a career in technology. Visitors can race an Anki Overdrive car through an iPad application and learn how rewarding a career in technology can be. At the end of the event the racetrack will be presented to a lucky winner.

During the Festival CompTIA will highlight its skills certification program. CompTIA offers four categories of certification, from entry-level to expert, in cloud computing, mobility, technical support, Linux, networking, security, storage and other leading-edge technologies.

CompTIA has awarded more than two million certifications to individuals around the globe, making it the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications and education for the world’s technology workforce.

“Each of these certifications is accompanied by a unique story,” said Dr. James Stanger, senior director, product management, CompTIA. “For many people, earning CompTIA A+ certification is a milestone that marks the start of a career. For others, it’s a bridge to a career change. For many more, our advanced certifications set the stage for promotions and career advancement.”

CompTIA will also spotlight other programs and resources that can help launch a career in technology.

The new CompTIA A+ On-Ramp offers free expert instructor advice, classroom materials and video tutorials designed to simplify the certification process.

CompTIA Skillsboost is a free resource with information on technology careers for students, parents and educators.

For individuals ready to pursue their CompTIA certification, CompTIA CertMaster is an online learning tool that helps prepare for an exam with confidence. CompTIA CertMaster is an adaptive, confidence-based learning solution that leverages neuroscience research and key learning triggers to help individuals learn information quickly and retain information for the long term.

To learn more about how CompTIA can help you jump-start your career in tech, 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, 3,000 academic and training partners, 75,000 registered users 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