CompTIA’s New Printing and Document Imaging

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<strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; Jan. 7</strong><br />The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the world&rsquo;s leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for technology professionals, announced the worldwide availability of its newest certification, CompTIA Printing and Document Imaging+ (CompTIA PDI+).<br /><br />CompTIA PDI+ is a vendor-neutral credential that certifies an individual has the required baseline technical skills to service and support printing and document imaging devices, as well as the business and communications acumen necessary to provide a high-level of customer service.<br /><br />&ldquo;Establishing a uniform standard of performance for printing and document imaging technicians leads to greater productivity and higher first time fix-rates,&rdquo; said Richard Rysiewicz, vice president, services, CompTIA. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s good news for customers deploying today&rsquo;s advanced printer, copier, scanner, fax and multi-function peripheral devices.<br /><br />&ldquo;CompTIA PDI+ certification also will help manufacturers and their channel partners reduce the cost of recruiting, hiring and training the technicians who service and support printing and document imaging devices,&rdquo; Rysiewicz added.<br /><br />Leading companies in the printing and document imaging market provided subject matter expertise and financial support to develop CompTIA PDI+. These companies include Brother International Corp., Canon, Data Vault Inc., Hewlett Packard, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lexmark International, Parts Now!, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh Americas Corp., Sharp Electronics Corp., Sharp Electronics of Canada; Specialized Solutions and Xerox Corp.<br /><br />Target candidates for CompTIA PDI+ certification are service technicians, support technicians, help desk staff and other IT professionals responsible for the installation, connectivity, maintenance, repair and support of printing and document imaging devices.<br /><br />While there are no prerequisites for the certification exam, it is recommended that candidates have foundation-level knowledge and hands-on experience (six to twelve months) working with printing and document imaging devices.  <br /><br />To mark the launch of its newest certification, CompTIA is offering exam vouchers for the discounted price of $168 for CompTIA members (individuals and organizations) and $199 for nonmembers. The special pricing is available through Feb. 29. After that date, exam vouchers will be priced at $185 for CompTIA members and $232 for nonmembers.<br />

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