by Kelsey Wieties
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Due to changes in the information technology industry, CompTIA will retire the CompTIA CTP+ certification exam at the end of this year.
The CompTIA CTP+ certification exam, launched in 2010, covers the topic of convergent technologies, more commonly referred to today as unified communications. Since the exam launch, new forms of technology have developed, causing changes in the way business is conducted. These technologies include new mobile technologies and business models such as cloud computing. As a result of these emerging technologies, the standards for measuring and testing a unified communications professional have changed and will continue to change as even newer technologies are introduced.
In response to emerging technologies, CompTIA is in the development or planning stage for new Professional Series certification exams that will cover topics like cloud computing and mobility. In early 2012, CompTIA launched the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam. This certification demonstrates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.
The last day to take the CompTIA CTP+ certification exam will be Dec. 31, 2012. The exam is available only at Pearson VUE testing centers. Those who planned on taking this exam before the end of the year are encouraged to continue their studies and seek certification. Previously purchased vouchers for CompTIA CTP+ exams will be valid only until Dec. 31.
CompTIA CTP+ certifications will not expire.