CompTIA Newsroom

 

CompTIA Press Releases

New Data Certifications Extend CompTIA Product Roadmap

Feb 9, 2022

CompTIA Data+ certification debuts this quarter; future products focused on data science, systems and foundational knowledge

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, announced today it will create additional certifications and learning resources to serve the fast-growing market for data skills.

The association’s first data-specific credential, CompTIA Data+, will launch this quarter. CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making.

Additional new certifications and learning materials centered on data knowledge and skills will be introduced beginning in 2023, with resources available for all career levels – early (CompTIA Data Foundations), intermediate for data analytics (CompTIA Data+) and data systems (CompTIA DataSys+) and advanced data science (CompTIA DataSci+).

“As the use of data grows in all aspects of business operations companies are learning that they need to develop teams with diverse and distinct skills at several levels, from a foundational understanding of the basics of data to advanced skillsets in areas such as data science and systems,” said Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA president and CEO.

During the past 12 months, there were over 193,000 job postings by U.S. employers for data analysts, data mining specialists, data engineers and data scientists. More than half of the positions are in the 0-2 years or 3-5 years of experience range. The need for core data skills extends beyond data-specific job roles. Employers listed over one million job postings over the past 12 months seeking candidates with skills in data analysis, data mining or data visualization.

Yet according to CompTIA’s “Data Management and Analysis Trends” report just one in four companies report being exactly where they want to be with their utilization of data, meaning the majority recognize a need for improvement in some area. The top reported data challenges facing organizations include the need for more timely data analysis; the ability work across multiple data sets and data types; and to close data-related skills gaps among staff.

“Organizations that think strategically about overcoming data silos and developing a data-first mindset among staff will be positioned to unlock the full potential of data,” Thibodeaux added.

Data-related jobs are projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations through the balance of this decade, with some positions, such as data scientists, expected to grow up to five times faster than other occupations.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit  https://www.comptia.org/.

Media Contact
Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
[email protected]
+1 630.678.8468

View all Press Releases

Media Resource Center

Media Contact

Steve Ostrowski

Senior Director, Corporate Communications
(630) 678 - 8468
[email protected]

Public Sector Media Contact

Roger Hughlett

Director, Corporate Communications
(202) 503 - 3644
[email protected]


Follow Us

Follow us on social media to keep up to date on CompTIA.


Media Library

Download CompTIA logos and assets from our press releases to use in your article or write-up.

Access Now
Media Resources
Press Releases
Subscribe to CompTIA News
CompTIA in the news
Media Library

CompTIA Meetings & Events

CompTIA Benelux and UK&I Advancing Women in Technology (AWIT) Interest Group - June

Online
Monday 17 June 2024 at 12pm BST

CompTIA Community UK & Ireland Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Interest Group Presents: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Authenticity

Online
Wednesday 19 June at 3pm BST

CompTIA ISAO June Member Meetups

Online
Wednesday, June 19 at 10AM CDT / 12PM AEST / 4PM BST

View all CompTIA Meetings & Events

Fast Facts

  • $2 trillion – Estimated direct economic impact of the U.S. tech industry, representing 8.8% of the national economy.

  • 582,000 – Number of tech business establishments in the U.S.

  • 9.1 million – U.S. net tech employment at the end of 2022.

  • 286,400 – Estimated number of new technology jobs added in the U.S. in 2022.

  • 4.1 million – Number of postings by U.S. employers for tech job openings during 2022.