CompTIAWorld, Issue 6, Fall 2019


News from across the association

Same as It Ever Was: Emerging Tech Needs Foundational IT Skills Despite the evolution of technology, there are core IT skills that have stood the test of time. Emerging technologies such as IoT, VR/AR and artificial intelligence still need IT pros who have a foundation of skills related to troubleshooting, cybersecurity and computer infrastructure. In January, we released a new version of CompTIA A+. Although the certification has been around since 1993, the content continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s IT departments. Learn more about the new CompTIA A+ at Following three sold-out events in the spring, the Women in Technology Summit (WITS) will hold its next events in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 4 and Raleigh, North Carolina on Nov. 8-9. WITS brings together women from a cross-section of industries and career levels for tech workshops and career discussions. Profits from the events support TechGirlz, which develops hands- on tech workshops for girls in middle school. To attend a WITS event, register at . To become a sponsor, contact Gloria Bell at . IT-Ready Graduates are Now Available Nationwide This year, Creating IT Futures more than doubled its IT-Ready career classes. With in-person classes plus online classes for Wounded Warrior Project members, dozens of CompTIA-certified graduates are equipped with both technical and professional skills and available for entry-level tech jobs. Creating IT Futures trains motivated people with an aptitude for technology from underserved populations. If you have entry-level IT positions open and need smart, dependable candidates, check out and connect with the workforce solutions manager in your area. CompTIA Launches New Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence CompTIA’s Industry Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence will officially launch in January 2020 with a mission to advance the adoption of AI into mainstream business. The council will focus on developing content that can be shared with the broader tech industry, including micro courses, infographics, research, industry standards, webinars, podcasts, videos and more. The council will meet four times a year to discuss topics, provide guidance to CompTIA, and help drive education and thought leadership. To learn about all of CompTIA's Industry Advisory Councils, visit . Tech Summit to Highlight Critical Tech Policy Issues Tech policy issues cut across state, federal and international boundaries as well as help steer public sector markets and sales strategies. That’s why CompTIA brings together members who focus on government affairs and government solutions to converge at the annual Tech Summit, a two-day policy and public sector event. Attendees will hear from experts about what the 2020 presidential election will mean to tech businesses, and explore how artificial intelligence, automation and political transformation will impact future initiatives. For more information, visit . Women in Technology Summit Heads to Denver and Raleigh


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