You might be wondering why you would need a certified CompTIA cyber security analyst on your team. But if there is a business sector in operation today that has not been the subject of a computer security breach, more commonly known as a 'hack', it's only a matter of time before the cyber criminals catch up with it.
Established in 1982 under the name, Association of Better Computer Dealers, the Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA, is a non-profit trading association that issues professional certifications for the IT industry. The organization is based in Illinois and issues certifications to IT professionals in 120 different countries.
As cloud computing and networking takes over more and more functions that were traditionally handled by local servers, you may find that it is getting more difficult to find qualified personnel who are conversant with the new technology. That is why CompTIA has updated its industry-leading certification with the Cloud+ certification.
When reviewing various IT certifications for your employees, you might be wondering; which ones are really worth it and which ones are just nice pieces of paper to hang on the wall? This, of course, all depends on what you need someone certified for. If you run a Linux system throughout your entire company and you need someone to help manage it, it manages absolute sense to help one of your employees become certified in Linux. Is this certification right for your company? Let's take a better look.
Chase Lucas passed his CompTIA A+ 701 test on the first try—at age 11. He passed the CompTIA Security+ exam at age 17. Lucas is clearly CompTIA’s poster child (literally) for the exams it offers, but he is also proof that the certifications know no age limit. So if the exam is child’s play, what is the CompTIA Security+ certification, exactly?
CompTIA A+ certification plays a key role in the careers of more than one million professionals around the world. It validates relevant skill sets and knowledge of software technologies and hardware. Employers use the credential to select candidates capable of supporting complex information technology (IT) infrastructure.
Making sure your employees are certificated in CompTIA or Computing Technology Industry Association certification involves them becoming highly proficient in computing and/or network hardware and its effective use. Often, terms such as "ethical hacking" are involved due to the network-intensive nature of the work a CompTIA-certified individual performs. Making sure your employees have these certifications can help build trust with other companies and verify your employees' expertise.