About CompTIA Plus Conference

Whether you’re looking to get your foot in the door in IT or have been a hotshot in the industry for years, check out CompTIA’s exciting virtual event – the CompTIA Plus Conference (formerly known as CompTIA IT Pro Day) – on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. U.S. Central time.

Earn continuing education units (CEUs) by attending any or all of the sessions – designed specifically with you in mind – from the comfort of your home or office. 

  • Participate in four one-hour sessions covering security, infrastructure and other hot tech trends.
  • Meet the CompTIA team, including CEO Todd Thibodeaux, Executive Vice President Nancy Hammervik, Chief Technology Evangelist James Stanger and many more who work tirelessly behind the scenes on your behalf. These are people you need to know!
  • Earn one CEU toward CompTIA certification renewal for each session you attend.
  • Play our trivia game to win fabulous prizes, including a CompTIA AITP annual membership, CompTIA exam voucher, and gift cards from AmEx, Starbucks and Target.

It’s your time. It’s your career. We want to help you make the most of it. Check out the agenda, and plan to join us online.

CompTIA Plus Conference Agenda

Please check back as we add more details. Times below are U.S. Central time.

  • 1000

    CompTIA Welcome from Executive Vice President Nancy Hammervik

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • 1010

    Opening Keynote from President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • 1030

    Today’s IT Challenges

    Duration: 1 hour

    Join us to hear from industry thought leaders about various challenges facing the IT Pro community today. We’ll discuss a range of topics including security and privacy, network skills required today, risk management and diversity in the IT workforce. You’ll also get an opportunity to ask your questions from our expert panel.

    Presenter: Risé Jacobs, SVP/Chief Technology Officer, Astoria Bank

    Session is CEU-approved for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+ and CASP certifications.

  • 1130

    CompTIA News and Updates

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • 1150

    Linux Security: What You Need to Know

    Duration: 1 hour

    Linux is a significant part of a cybersecurity professional’s toolkit. Learn how Linux relates to cybersecurity and what systems run on Linux platforms that you may be asked to help secure – from Android phones and tablets to IoT systems to virtualized Windows servers running on the public cloud. Hear how cybersecurity pros can address open source flaws and what you need to know about Linux security to keep your systems protected.

    Presenter: James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

    Session is CEU-approved for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+ and CASP certifications.

  • 1250

    CompTIA News and Updates

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • 120

    Virtualization Best Practices

    Duration: 1 hour

    Virtual machine (VM) administration can pose challenges for IT personnel. VMs have specific management requirements that don’t apply to physical servers. To effectively manage your VM network, IT pros need to know how to properly manage, maintain, and troubleshoot them. Join us to learn about best practices in planning, configuring, managing and securing virtual systems to best allocate resources and maximize performance.

    Presenter: Jesus Vigo, Network Infrastructure District Technician, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    Session is CEU-approved for A+, Network+ and Cloud+ certifications.

     

  • 220

    CompTIA News and Updates

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • 240

    Datacenter to Cloud: Lessons Learned from an ERP Migration

    Duration: 1 hour

    Today, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are critical for managing thousands of businesses of all sizes and in all industries. With the significant cost-savings of cloud solutions, more and more companies are moving to a cloud ERP system. Hear how East Tennessee State University re-architected and re-engineered its ERP solution one server and service at a time to fit the cloud model. This session presents an ROI case for the migration, examines the architecture transformation, considers the technical and organizational challenges, and provides insight into the procurement, legal, and compliance process.

    Presenter: Andrea Di Fabio, Chief Information Security Officer & Associate CIO, East Tennessee State University

    Session is CEU-approved for Cloud+ certification.

  • 340

    CompTIA Plus Conference Wrap-up

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • 400

    AITP Annual Member Report

    Duration: 45 minutes

    CompTIA AITP members and potential members, please join us for this 45-minute session following the wrap-up of the CompTIA Plus Conference. Hear about the enhancements and benefits added to membership since AITP became part of CompTIA, and learn what’s coming down the pike for CompTIA AITP’s future.

    Presenters:
    Julian Wade, Past Board President, AITP
    Raja Singh, Executive Council Chair, CompTIA AITP

CompTIA Plus Conference speakers

Learn more about our speakers!

todd-thibodeaux

Todd Thibodeaux

is president and chief executive officer of CompTIA.

Speaker 2

James Stanger

is chief technology evangelist at CompTIA.

Seth Robinson

Seth Robinson

is senior director, technology analysis at CompTIA.

Speaker 2

Nancy Hammervik

is executive president, industry relations at CompTIA.

If you would like to be considered for a CompTIA Plus Conference speaking slot, submit your information in our Call for Speakers

Sponsorship

CompTIA is offering a unique opportunity for businesses to connect with our more than 4,500 attendees by becoming sponsors of the CompTIA Plus Conference. Sponsorship offers excellent visibility for your organization. Your logo will be front and center during the entire one-day virtual event as well as for unlimited on-demand viewings for 12 months following the event, providing your organization with continuous market exposure throughout the year. What a great way to get your name out there!

Spaces are limited, so sign up early! As a bonus, signing up early gives you additional exposure in all of the pre-event publicity to more than 10,000 prospective attendees. Click the button below to express your interest via email. Please include your company name, contact information and the sponsorship level you are interested in to be considered.


Sponsorship Levels

We are offering two tiers of sponsorship. Sponsorships will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up today.

  • Platinum Level $5,000

    • Two-minute pre-recorded video to be shown between conference sessions*
    • Access to lead generation via trivia game – gain access to more than 1,000 prospects who opt into trivia game*
    • Up to five trivia questions/answers related to company*
    • Logo included on at least one landing page (login, trivia game, trivia leaderboard)*
    • Logo included on CompTIA Plus Conference website and in unlimited on-demand viewings for a minimum of 12 months
    • Logo or mention included in digital promotional materials leading up to and following event (email promotions, newsletters, blog posts, etc.)
    • Acknowledgement from CompTIA Plus Conference podium
    • Branding slide with logo playing during event commercial breaks
    • Social media promotion

    * Indicates items unique to platinum level.

  • Gold Level $2,500

    • Logo included on CompTIA Plus Conference website and in unlimited on-demand viewings for a minimum of 12 months
    • Logo or mention included in digital promotional materials leading up to and following event (email promotions, newsletters, blog posts, etc.)
    • Acknowledgement from CompTIA Plus Conference podium
    • Branding slide with logo playing during event commercial breaks
    • Social media promotion

  • Apply to Be a Sponsor


    Important Details

    • Sponsorship opportunities are available to CompTIA Premier Members, CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partners and CompTIA Association of IT Professionals (AITP) Associate Members.
    • Sponsorship submissions deadline is November 20, 2017.
    • Please note that an attendee list will not be provided following the event – attendees must opt in during the trivia game to provide you with their information.

Our Platinum Sponsors

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FAQs and Troubleshooting

  • How many CEUs can I receive for watching CompTIA Plus Conference sessions?

    You can receive one (1) CEU per one-hour session. Check the agenda for which sessions qualify for specific certification CEUs. Please note the following limits on the amount of CEUs that can be earned within a three-year cycle for webinars:

    CompTIA A+ 4 CEUs
    CompTIA Network+ 6 CEUs
    CompTIA Security+ 10 CEUs
    CompTIA Cloud+ 10 CEUs
    CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) 15 CEUs
    CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) 20 CEUs
  • What sessions are eligible for CEUs?

    The descriptions in the agenda section lists which sessions are approved for CEUs and which certifications they apply to.

  • What if I didn’t enter my CompTIA certification ID number when logging into the CompTIA Plus Conference?

    Add it to your CompTIA Plus Conference profile at any point during the live event on December 6 by clicking on your name in the top-right corner of the screen. You must also select which certifications you hold to get the credit applied.

  • I don’t know my CompTIA certification ID number. How do I get credit?

    If you don't know your CompTIA ID number, you can enter it later. You may also log in to your certification account to manually upload your CEU documentation after this event. Not sure how to add your CEUs to your account? Click here to learn how.

  • How do I get my CompTIA certification ID number?

    Retrieve your certification ID here.

  • What documentation do I need to manually enter my CompTIA Plus Conference CEUs?

    You need a copy of your registration confirmation email and the CompTIA Plus Conference abstract/session description from the agenda for the CEU-approved session you attended.

  • How do I manually add my CEUs to my certification account for this event?

    Not sure how to add your CEUs to your account? Click here to learn how. For more information on how to get CEU credits, please view the CE activities chart. For other CE-related information, visit our continuing education site to learn more about our CE program.

  • What CEU activity type do I use for attending the CompTIA Plus Conference?

    Attend a live webinar.


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