CompTIAWorld | FALL 2017 6 News from across the association! CompTIA Launches New IT Professional Association With more than five thousand people knocking at our door on launch day, CompTIA AITP is here! Serving as a go-to resource for everyone seeking to start, grow or advance a career in technology, its benefits range from an exclusive career portal – TechTalent – with data on salaries and in-demand skills, business skills training by, member discounts, access to local chapters and more! Membership is $99. CompTIA certification holders and test takers receive a 90-day free trial plus a $20 discount on membership. Join today: Cyberstates: The Digital Economy at Your Fingertips Did you know that in 2016, 182,000 technology jobs were added, and the U.S. annual average wage grew to $108,900? Cyberstates is the guide to national-, state- and metropolitan-area tech sector and tech workforce analytics. Cyberstates aggregates mountains of data and transforms it into easy-to- understand visuals and actionable insights. Click here to start using the tool: Make Tech Her Story Wins ASAE 2017 Gold Circle Award This spring, ASAE announced the winners of the 2017 Gold Circle Awards competition, which denotes excellence, innovation and achievement in association/ non-profit marketing, membership and communications programs. Make Tech Her Story, a CompTIA campaign designed to inspire tech industry leaders, educators, parents and, most importantly, young women and girls to make the industry more gender inclusive, was recognized in the category of Media/Public Relations/Advocacy Campaign. Check it out today: Congratulations to 2017 IT Hall of Famer Frank Vitagliano To win big in the IT channel you have to “show up; get stuff done; and build relationships.” That’s the proven career advice from 2017 IT Hall of Famer Frank Vitagliano. With a career start in IBM’s mail room, Vitagliano accepted his first sales job at Big Blue in 1977. Fast-forwarding through several moves and milestones within IBM, Juniper and Dell, Vitagliano attributes his success to a relentless focus on, respect for and admiration of channel partners. Learn about more about Frank and his career at Want more information? Contact AdvisorNewsflash CompTIA CSA+ Exam Now Available For CertMaster The CompTIA CSA+ exam is for IT professionals looking to gain security analyst skills. Cybersecurity professionals seeking to obtain CSA+ certification can now use CompTIA CertMaster as a companion study tool to help close knowledge gaps and increase confidence on the exam. CertMaster is a learning solution that combines advanced brain science with powerful learning technology. Click here to get started: