CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals

The Product:

The CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals certificate program offers individuals a broad introduction to computing technology and serves as a critical stepping stone to advanced technical learning and IT skills. The exam measures an individual's knowledge of basic IT terminology and skills, such as setting up a basic PC work station, installing software, identifying compatibility issues and recognizing and preventing basic security risks.

The Partnership:

For years, both Certiport and CompTIA have been working in parallel in the IT careers industry. Coming together to align individual capabilities with organizational needs, this program will benefit students and those transitioning to new careers, as well as organizations catering to this fast growing market segment.

The Market:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor recently reported the ratio of job seekers per job opening has narrowed-the lowest it's been since February 2009. Although this is a good sign for the economy, with over 26 million people interested in pursuing an IT career, individuals will need to work harder on selling themselves.

The Global Market:

According to a recent survey involving 13 European countries, finding employees with the right skills has become a major issue for employers in Europe and millions face being locked out of the job market due to their lack of computer skills. The study also found that 58% of employers believe the education sector is not doing enough to prepare young people for the modern workplace.

This calls for a series of re-tooling programs required to reorient the workforce to fit employers' requirements. Individuals around the globe, particularly interested in hardware platforms and PC's, are well suited for this program augmenting the development of a high-performance and confident workforce.

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