CompTIA Blog

  • Happy Workers Mean Happy Businesses

    Jun 23, 2016, 09:00 AM by Estelle Johannes
    The UK Channel Community gathered in Birmingham on the 15th of June for CompTIA’s second UKCC meeting of 2016. Hosting 100’s of CompTIA members, some of the best and brightest in the Channel industry, the theme for this event focussed on IT as a business game changer. Breakout sessions discussed everything from data regulations to diversity in the workplace, and high-profile keynote speakers shared a wealth of experience and knowledge with attendees.
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  • 5 Best Practices for Working from Home

    Jun 9, 2016, 20:38 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Remote workforces are terrific productivity boosters that more and more companies are embracing, particularly in tech. But working from home does have its challenges. It helps to stick to a schedule, establish a proper work space, take breaks, embrace social routines and avoid distractions.
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  • The Top Ten Markets for IT Jobs and Why You Want to Live There

    May 18, 2016, 19:23 PM by Jamie Marturano
    Cities and markets have an allure. They have a strength that draws people, and when those people stay, that’s when the city develops its vibe. We’ve identified ten parts of the U.S. where the vibe is skewing toward IT, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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  • Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

    Feb 9, 2016, 19:54 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Learn what every IT pro needs to know to become a better communicator.
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  • 10 Reasons a Degree Alone is No Longer Enough

    Jan 21, 2016, 17:06 PM by Matthew Stern
    In IT, traditional education becomes that much powerful when paired with certifications, which keep pace with the rapidly evolving needs of the IT job market. Here are ten reasons why certification should be a cornerstone of any IT education.
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  • Growing the IT Workforce in the Cloud

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:36 PM by Lisa Archer
    More than 60 guests at our U.K. luncheon today were keen to learn more about cloud phenomena, cloud best practices and trends and understand how CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification can help companies of all sizes. Speakers at the event included Brant Seethaler of ITPreneurs, Ian Moyse, an industry authority on cloud security, and Andy Nickolls of SkillSoft. John McGlinchey, vice president, Europe & Middle East, CompTIA, welcomed the group and explained that CompTIA Cloud Essentials certif ...
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  • State of California Procurement Workforce Development

    Mar 2, 2015, 19:50 PM by Russ Guarna
    The difficulty and complexity in procuring large system integration projects is well known and will only become more challenging as an experienced government workforce retires and their successors are not fully trained. In an effort to be proactive and support the State’s procurement professionals, TechAmerica’s California Procurement Committee has proposed legislation to solve many of
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  • Write in Specifics to Get Your Resume Read, Not Just Scanned

    May 19, 2014, 21:12 PM by Patricia Martin
    IT recruiting is very specific, and recruiters are looking for candidates with skill sets that are specific to their hiring manager’s needs. A well-formatted, easy-to-read resume is critical to attract and grab the reader’s attention and make the reader want to get into the details of your experience. In this article, Patricia Martin, Business Development Manager, walks through her recommendations to get your resume not just scanned, but noticed.
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  • Skills and Workforce Budgets Are Cut but Survive

    Apr 18, 2011, 13:00 PM by Elizabeth Hyman
    The CompTIA mission is to advance the global IT industry. A cornerstone of that mission is to support a national network for career training and education. Tomorrow’s IT entrepreneurs may be today’s student or dislocated worker that needs access to training and knowledge. Hence our deep engagement and support for federal, state and local programs that meet these objectives.On April 15th the President signed into law H.R. 1473, the long-term continuing resolution that will fund the federal govern ...
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  • 2018: Flying Cars, the IT Workforce and You

    Mar 5, 2010, 21:33 PM by Tim Herbert
    Just about every water cooler discussion I’ve ever been a part of on the future of technology inevitably leads to mention of flying cars and/or robots. People can’t seem to resist criticizing the state of technology for not providing certain innovations that were “promised” years ago, or dreaming about a futuristic world where helper robots free us from the doldrums of work and flying cars free us from the annoyances of traffic. It wasn’t long ago when a discussion of the “future” would mean a d ...
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  • Diversify the IT Workforce

    Feb 10, 2010, 17:18 PM by Lisa Fasold
    As we honor black history this month, we find more African Americans entering the IT workforce, but are we doing enough as an industry?African Americans are finding tech career success, although they are still somewhat under-represented in the IT workforce. The Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008 calculated that approximately 574,000 African Americans worked in IT and related fields. African Americans make up roughly 12.5 percent of the entire U.S. population, compared to only 8.6 percent of the ...
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