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Starting an IT Career at 40, and Still Going With CompTIA
By Matthew Stern | July 20, 2017
In the small resort town of Kure Beach, Tony Phillips spends his days keeping the critical imaging systems of the local hospital running. In his spare time, he plays numerous roles in the community he moved there for. And as a late-stage career changer, CompTIA certifications helped him get there.
5 Reasons to Join CompTIA AITP
By Debra B. McCraw | July 18, 2017
Wondering what CompTIA AITP is all about? Learn more about the benefits that come with membership and discover five reasons why you need to join the IT industry's most exciting IT pro association.
CompTIA Certs Help IT Pro to Keep Prison Running Securely, Smoothly
By Amy L. Hamblin | July 14, 2017
Eight years ago, Claudia Weinstein pressed the restart button on her life. Fleeing an abusive relationship, she left everything to start over. She discovered she had a knack for computers while working for an IT services company, but her career — and her new life — really took off when she was hired by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and encouraged to earn CompTIA A+ certification.
Mainframe Trends for 2017 and Beyond
By Stephen Watts | July 13, 2017
Many people outside of IT don’t realize just how critical the mainframe is to today's digital economy. Though it may seem like a dinosaur and despite the growth of cloud or other “newer” technologies, the mainframe is an increasingly vital platform for critical workloads.
Education, Experience and Certification: A Three-Pronged Approach to IT Skills Training in Arizona
By Amy L. Hamblin | July 10, 2017
The Arizona StRUT program partners with schools and businesses to refurbish and donate more than $500,000 of used computing equipment to needy schools each year. It creates outstanding educational opportunities out of used technology and inspires students to pursue IT careers and earn CompTIA A+ certification.
Mentorship, Dedication and Ambition: How CompTIA A+ Opened Doors for One IT Pro
By Emily Matzelle | July 07, 2017
Aaron Smith had little background in technology but discovered a love for IT while working as a teacher's aide. More than 20 years and a handful of certifications, Smith has blended his passion for education with his love for IT.
What Cybersecurity Skills Do Employers Look For?
By Seth Robinson | July 05, 2017
Despite its recent surge in the headlines, cybersecurity has been a priority for decades. "The Evolution of Security Skills," a new IT research report from CompTIA, highlights prevalent changes taking place in the cybersecurity industry.
Shadowing Success: Rob Rae
By Emily Matzelle | July 03, 2017
We all have the same 24 hours each day to work with, but some people are more efficient with their time. How do they do it? We chatted with self-described road warrior Rob Rae, vice president of business development at Datto, Inc., to learn how he successfully navigates his role as the face of Datto in the channel.
From Ransomware to Wiperware: The Politics of Analyzing a Cyberattack
By James Stanger | June 30, 2017
CompTIA Senior Director, Products, James Stanger has been on a whirlwind tour of cybersecurity and IT events. He shares where he's been, insights that he's learned and how the IT workforce is working hard to solve today's security problems.
A Day in the Life of an IT Pro: IT Manager
By Jonathan Dalia | June 28, 2017
IT is everywhere, even trucking. Jonathan Dalia is the IT manager for Langer Transport Corporation and uses technology to facilitate the trucking business. We asked him to share his experience in the industry and any advice he has for people considering the field.
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