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  • Eye Specialist Moves Toward IT With CompTIA A+

    As an optician at Lansing Ophthalmology in Grand Ledge, Michigan, solving problems is Arlo Ely’s specialty. In his official capacity as an American Board of Opticianry-certified professional, he makes sure that patients get eyewear that works for them, even if those patients don’t quite know what they want. But as his recently-awarded CompTIA A+ certification indicates, glasses and contact lenses aren’t the only forms of technology he troubleshoots. Read More

  • Turn Unskilled Workers into Valuable Employees through Certification and Apprentice Programs

    In the coming months and years, technology companies will face a significant shortfall in skilled IT workers. With 86 percent of hirers saying IT certifications are a priority, they are an obvious choice for individuals looking to improve their career progressions or unlock new opportunities. For organisations too, certifications provide the job-relevant skills to upskill their new and existing staff. Read More

  • Meet Logan Murphy – Our One Millionth A+ Certified IT Pro

    Logan Murphy of Fort Collins, Colorado, is an IT consultant with Long View Systems. Just recently, he became CompTIA A+ certified and even more recently discovered that he was the one millionth IT pro to do so! We caught up with Murphy to talk about why he set out to become certified in the first place; how his A+ certification will help him in the next phase of his career; and how he feels about his one million certified status and the prizes that come along with it. Read More

  • CompTIA Salutes Veterans – and Helps Them into IT Careers

    If you’re a veteran seeking to get started in or advance your IT career, read on to learn more about and get started on any of our various certifications; learn how the Creating IT Futures Foundation is helping veterans and others start careers in IT through our IT-Ready program; and learn about everything CompTIA partner U.S. Tech Vets has to offer. Read More

  • Top Five Career Websites for IT Pros

    Monster and LinkedIn may be among the most popular go-to sites for those seeking new career opportunities online, thanks to a big bank of job listings and networking potential, respectively, but in the tech and IT fields, there are even more specialized sites offering customized resources specific to the industry. We’ve compiled a list of the top five. Read More

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My students were beating four-year college students for jobs. The big question was why. I started contacting companies and found out that certification carried a lot of weight.
Terry Hand
CIS Instructor, Ogeechee Technical College

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