CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Career & Technology Center’s Information Technology Program has become a CompTIA Authorized Program Academy.
Recently the Information Technology program at CCCTC became a CompTIA Authorized Program. CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry.
CompTIA is a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, focusing on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. The students in the IT program will take several CompTIA certification exams. The exams include the CompTIA Strata IT fundamentals and the CompTIA A+ exam.
Earning the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Strata certification enables students to decide their next career step, perhaps becoming a computer tech. Most successful businesses today rely on computers and a workforce skilled in IT. To succeed as a tech in today’s IT job market, techs need to have skill in managing and troubleshooting computers.
Jobs with exposure to computers will use the knowledge Strata certificate holders demonstrate. CompTIA recommends Strata for jobs related to sales, business development, product/marketing management, customer support, etc.
Today, more than 900,000 people are A+ certified worldwide, with 45,000 to 50,000 certifying each year. The demand for qualified IT technicians remains very solid. Dell looks for A+ certified individuals when they hire for their help desk.
HP service managers in various areas across the globe require that their staff be A+ certified. Lenovo requires it in multiple countries.
The Department of Homeland Security requires A+ Certification in their computer forensics programs. Law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, also seek candidates who have their A+ Certification.
This year’s IT class will take their CompTIA Strata and A+ exams in May.