CompTIA Strata IT Technology Exam Now Available Worldwide

<p><strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; Nov. 19</strong><br /><br />CompTIA Strata, a certificate program that provides individuals with a broad introduction to technology, is now available worldwide, CompTIA, a leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world&rsquo;s information technology (IT) workforce, announced.<br /><br />The CompTIA Strata IT Technology exam measures an individual&rsquo;s knowledge of basic IT terminology and technology. Examples of skills covered by the exam include setting up a basic PC workstation; installing software; identifying compatibility issues; and recognizing and preventing basic security risks. <br /><br />&ldquo;With the basic understanding of PC and networking fundamentals covered by this exam, CompTIA Strata is relevant to a wide range of audiences,&rdquo; said Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills certifications at CompTIA. <br /><br />&ldquo;Students looking to gauge their aptitude and interest for IT; prospective employees seeking to demonstrate that they&rsquo;re ready to enter the IT workforce; or individuals looking to boost their tech savvy all will find value in earning the CompTIA Strata certificate,&rdquo; Erdle added.<br /><br />Topics covered in the CompTIA Strata IT Technology exam include:<br /><br />&bull; Technology and computer hardware basics. <br />&bull; Compatibility issues and common errors.<br />&bull; Software installation and functions.<br />&bull; Security risks and prevention.<br />&bull; Green IT and preventative maintenance. <br /><br />The CompTIA Strata IT Technology exam (FC0-U41) is a 60-minute test that includes 70 questions. A passing score of 70 percent or higher is required. Individuals who pass the exam will receive the CompTIA Strata certificate of completion.<br /><br />Exams are delivered at Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers around the world. The exam is priced at $79 for CompTIA members and $99 for non-members.<br /><br />Courseware for the exam is available from Axzo Press and Element K. <br /><br />Additional CompTIA Strata exams are scheduled to launch in the coming months. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org/certifications/strata.aspx. </p>

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