CompTIA Certifications Earn ANSI Accreditation

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<strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; April 30</strong><br />The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the provider of vendor-neutral certifications for the world&rsquo;s technology workforce, announced that three of its professional certifications &mdash; CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ &mdash; have achieved accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).<br /><br />Accreditation of the three certifications is the culmination of a multi-month process to verify compliance with requirements outlined in internationally accepted standards for assessing personnel certification programs (ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024), and for the operation of accreditation bodies (ISO/IEC 17011).<br /><br />&ldquo;The ANSI accreditation process provides certification bodies with an internationally recognized measurement of quality and benchmarks by which to evaluate and improve their practices,&rdquo; said Dr. Roy Swift, ANSI director of personnel certification accreditation. &ldquo;Accreditation by an independent body that conducts an impartial review under the auspices of ISO/IEC 17011 and ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 creates an extremely valuable distinction for a personnel certification program. This value extends through the service network, from certification body, to certificate holder, to employer, to the public they serve.&rdquo;<br /><br />ANSI is a global leader in the accreditation of personnel certification programs and is the only U.S. accreditor that requires a weeklong assessor training, as well as a mandatory annual training update to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011. <br /><br />&ldquo;We are extremely pleased that our certification programs have achieved this important accreditation,&rdquo; said John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. &ldquo;This highly desired status further affirms that CompTIA certifications are the recognized industry benchmark for a broad range of foundation-level IT skills.&rdquo;<br /><br />CompTIA A+ certification validates skills needed by computer support professionals, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, basic networking, security, safety, environmental issues and communication and professionalism.<br /><br />CompTIA Network+ validates an IT professional&rsquo;s ability to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.<br /><br />CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security and general security concepts.<br />

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