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  • How to Find Measurable Gains from Enhanced Leadership Skills

    Many organizations invest time and money developing their leaders’ skills, only to realize limited, if any, measurable gains. This can be frustrating for all involved. With so much at stake and so many competing priorities for dollars, it’s time to get smart about leadership development. Invest, Invest, Invest! Investing in leadership skills development in the absence of developing the self-awareness of leaders or focusing solely on competencies while ignoring the important underlying leadersh ...
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  • Early Tech Program Brings CompTIA Certs to Indiana Teens

    High schoolers in a rural Indiana farming community are getting a CompTIA-soaked technology awakening thanks to an upstart junior college program. Located between Clinton and Rockville, Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College has for the past seven years been helping kids graduate not just with high school diplomas, but also with CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications in a dual credit initiative unique to the state and much of the country. Charlie Peebles, an assistant professor and form ...
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  • Ricoh Singapore & CompTIA

    Two years after Ricoh Singapore successfully teamed with CompTIA to enhance its global brand in office automation equipment through certification, the site is at it again with a new workforce challenge. The Enterprise Business Solutions Group is seeking CompTIA Project+ certification after the entire group (known at the time as Technology and Solutions Group) was awarded the CompTIA Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+) credential in the spring of 2010. Bruce Murphy, Ricoh Sin ...
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  • CompTIA Makes More Inroads in Brazil

    Brazil is fast becoming a worldwide hotspot for technical development and when one of the country’s leading training institutions sought an entryway to reach more of the public, CompTIA put out the red carpet. ULT/GrupoAmericas, the Curitiba-based professional training firm with technical degree courses in 19 campuses across 11 states in Brazil and partnerships with some of the biggest companies in the IT arena, is in the final stages of its launch of a CompTIA certification program this summer ...
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  • Support Federal Funding for Career and Technical Education

    The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is a principal vehicle for funding career and technical education in this country. Over the past decade, funding levels have remained virtually stagnant, and in 2011 the Perkins Act was cut by more than $140 million (11%) to $1.1 billion. The President’s 2012 budget recommends additional cuts to Perkins. CompTIA understands that we face difficult fiscal times, but is concerned that the proposed reductions in Perkins funding is short-sighted ...
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  • Hot IT Jobs on the Horizon

    As more and more indicators point to a “bull market” near future for IT job seekers, which roles have the greatest potential? In a self-described non-scientific survey, an InfoWorld article published this week breaks down the six hottest jobs in IT. This “Super Six” batch of positions wasn’t simply chosen for their frequent appearances on IT hiring sites, including Dice and Modis, but from discussions with industry executives on skills sought in the year to come. Titles picked offer the sky-hig ...
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  • Bill Introduced to Allow Foreign Workers to Remain in the U.S.

    A look at the week of June 20 in public advocacy for the IT channel Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced a bill allowing foreign IT students to remain in the country after graduation. The first wave of healthcare IT trained professionals will graduate this spring, helping to address a major shortage of workers in this field. The White House hopes that news of recent cyberattacks will build public support for its comprehensive cybersecurity bill. The federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra i ...
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  • Featured Subject Matter Expert: Andrea Di Fabio

    Andrea Di Fabio Andrea Di Fabio Information Security Officer, Norfolk State University Which exams have you helped develop? CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Green IT. Why did you become a subject matter expert? It is an incredible opportunity to work in unison with remarkably talented IT experts from different backgrounds, and share our knowledge to improve the state of IT  You’ve ...
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  • CompTIA-Certified Entrepreneurs Serving South Carolina

    A couple CompTIA-certified entrepreneurs have joined in a new business arrangement offering residents of their South Carolina town one-stop shopping for computer assistance, insurance services and knick-knack shopping.   Mark Ford and Robert McDaniel, owners of Xcellent Computer Services, Inc. of Winnsboro, S.C. and CompTIA A+ certified pros, have partnered their downtown address with another business to offer their clients more than just computer support.   The three-year-old c ...
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  • Everyone Should Be a Part of IT

    Carlota Perez, leading economist at Cambridge University and an expert in global techno-economic paradigm shifts, explains that every 70 years, a disruptive technology emerges that alters the foundations of the economy. The five ages of transformation to date include the industrial revolution; the age of steam and railways; the age of steel, electricity and heavy engineering; the age of oil, cars and mass production; and the age of information and telecommunications.   It interests me to se ...
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