FALL 2017 | CompTIAWorld 3 5 Note From Nancy 6 CompTIA Advisor Newsflash 8 Member Matters 16 The Right Stuff 18 Building the 21st Century Workforce 26 Smart Cities 33  10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce 34 We Have Your Data 42 Salute to Certs 48 The Way of the Future 53  2017 Excellence in Cybersecurity Awards Winners Honored 56 The Evolution of Partnerships 60 Leadership Circle and Membership 95 The Last Word Contents LIZ NAVLEN Publisher/ VP of Marketing DANIEL MARGOLIS Editor/ Sr. Communications Manager ALECIA WIGNESS Creative Director/ Sr. Manager Creative TERENCE VINER Production Manager/ Sr. Manager Creative Operations BARBI BOLDT Production Coordinator / Marketing Manager SUSAN KOSTBAR Advertising Coordinator/ Sr. Manager Vendor Relations CompTIAWorld Staff