Thank you Bernie. Welcome Everyone. My part is focused on the Criteria and Benefits of the Authorized Academy Program. I will go through the next couple of slides quickly, as you can review the program guide for more detail. Best part of the program is there is no application fee to join for the North America Market to receive most of the benefits of the program. There is an advanced set of benefits that can be unlocked with a purchase of $500 worth of exam vouchers within a calendar year. We will talk about that in a few moments
The main requirement is that Academy partners are to maintain their diploma-degree granting NFP and Government funded agency status throughout the life of the partnership and offer training for CompTIA certifications To be able to cover good quality standards we recommend partner use CompTIA approved Quality Content material to ensure the students receive quality material that covers all exam objectives. We also recommend that partners provide a testing center within the premises to make it easy for students to take their exams. Contact your CompTIA representative on how to set up your testing center.
Finally, we recommend the instructor are certified in the course they teach. This makes sure they have the knowledge and skills to teach the subject. As part of partner benefit, which we will cover shortly, Instructors are eligible to receive complementary exam vouchers to support their certifications.
Program benefits, We will drill down into the program benefits in the next few slides
So lets start with our IT curricula and tools. We have It Career Guidance Tools, a curriculum Pathway, assessments and of course the exams themselves
Thank you, Bernie and good day everyone. The next thing on our agenda is the CompTIA certification upate. We have quite a bit of information for you regarding certification updates today that we trust you will find beneficial.
As this graphic image illustrates, A+ provides a stepping stone to an expansive career in IT. With certification and hands on experience an A+ certified individual can command a $50K/year salary and advance to more advanced roles in networking and security.
Setting the Stage: the GrowingImportance of Information Technology Importance Today Projected Importance in 2014 Very Very Important Important Important Important NET Neutral NET NET Neutral NETUnimportant Important Unimportant Important Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives
Research Confirms Many CommonPerceptions of Teens and Young Adults ✓ Love technology ✓ Act as technology facilitators ✓ Unsure of their future
Love of Technology Doesn’tAlways Translate to Career InterestInterest in IT Careers Perceptions of IT Careers Top Tier Perceptions Requires good math and science skills Opportunity to use technology to help people Fun, interesting work Pays well Second Tier Perceptions Difficult, complicated work Easy-to-get a job Solitary work Just for tech geeks Boring Base: Total 1002 respondents, 13-17 years=503, 18-24 years=499, Male=501, Female=501
Low Interest in IT Careers May be PartiallyExplained by Information Gaps Responses of teens and young adults that indicated they are not interested in a career in IT Base: Total 1002 respondents, 13-17 years=503, 18-24 years=499, Male=501, Female=501
Specific Areas of Technology ResonateMore Than a Generic Career in IT Interest in this type of work/career path Base: Total 1002 respondents, 13-17 years=503, 18-24 years=499, Male=501, Female=501
Take-aways ✓ Opinions are formed early ✓ Knowledge gaps exist ✓ Many positives to leverage
Top Ways IT Certification Impacts Job PerformanceFrom the certification holders’ point of view 47% More insightful problem solving 37% Better able to understand new or complex technologies 31% Improved career advancement opportunities 30% Higher productivity 23% Higher customer satisfaction 23% Better communication with co-workers/clients Source: CompTIA’s IT Training and Certification: Insights and Opportunities study, August 2009 Base: 1,155 IT certification holders
Overall Value of IT Certifications[in terms of a validation of skills/expertise from the perspective of hiring managers] Low Moderate High Value Value Value Source: CompTIA Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certifications| N = 800 US hiring managers, 350 UK, 230 South Africa | Q15
IT Manager Opinions of Certifications Disagree Partly Agree, Agree/ Strongly (net) Partly Disagree Agree Source: CompTIA Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certifications| Base = 800 US hiring IT managers
Rewards/Recognition Provided to Staff thatAchieve a Certification HR Certifications IT Certifications Organizations with a formal policy towards IT certifications are more likely to provide a monetary benefit for achieving certification than those with no formal policy (57% vs. 43%). Source: CompTIA Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification Base: 248 HR Executives | 804 Business and IT Executives
Value of IT Certification to Individuals Somewhat Valuable, Not Somewhat Valuable Not Valuable Valuable NET Valuable Overall value 18% 28% 54% 82% Getting a foot in the door/interview 20% 24% 56% 80% Promotion/career opportunities 26% 28% 47% 75% Higher salary or pay 31% 28% 41% 69% Changing fields or industries 32% 29% 39% 68% Source: CompTIA’s IT Training and Certification: Insights and Opportunities study, August 2009 Base: 1,155 IT certification holders
Organizations Recognize the Value of TestingAfter Training to Confirm Knowledge GainsA net 84% of organizations A net 94% of organizations*agree that it’s important to believe security certificationstest after training to positive ROIconfirm knowledge gains Security Security Security Agree Strongly Certification Certification Certification Agree s have Low s have s have High ROI Moderate ROI Source: CompTIA’s 9 Annual Information Security Trends study th ROI Base: 350 U.S. organizations with a formal or informal policy towards the use of IT certifications
About CompTIAA non-profit trade association since 1982 advancing the globalinterests of information technology (IT) professionals andCompanies including: Manufacturers Distributors Resellers Corporate Training Organizations Educational Institutions 14
ECAP Mission and Charter Educate The IT Community Certify (Education = The IT workforce CEUs, 10 week guides, (Certify = Strata, + series, webcasts, research, white global leadership, career papers, MRC, events, development, IT Pro, CAPP) communities) Our Mission Advocate Philanthropy On behalf of IT Ability to give back (Advocate = the PAC, Capitol (Philanthropy = CAAT, Year Hill, grassroots, cyber Up, Creating Futures, military security, workforce, health personnel, at-risk youth) IT) 15
Program Benefits *US/Canada: Benefit starts after $500 in voucher purchases 21
IT Curricula and Tools Academy Curriculum Pathway Academy Instructional Tools Academy Quick Start GuideIT Career Guidance Tools- Describes career choices and outcomes Instructor Readiness Kit* • Assessments and Sample QuestionsCompTIA Curriculum Pathway • Free eLearning Courses- Describes curriculum and • Free Exam Vouchers for each coursecertification options Instructor Tip Sheets • Class set up etc. • Certification career outcomes • Exam DetailsAssessments and Sample Questions– Helps assess IT knowledge and skills and Student Tip Sheetshelps practice for the exams • Certification career outcomes • Exam DetailsCertification Exams-Qualifies students for jobs,promotions and compensation 22 •Benefit starts after $500 in voucher purchases
Career Pathway Core Certifications with Transferable Skills to Other Technologies CompTIA Certifications & Certificates Vendor Technology Foundational Network+ and 2 years 2 years network Hardware Certification that networking administration with qualifies for IT Jobs experience security focus Average Salary : $50,364* Average Salary: $63,027* Average Salary: $93,667* Possible Job Roles• Help Desk/Technical Possible Job Roles Possible Job Roles Systems•Support Specialist • Network Admin •Security Specialist • Network Technician •Network Admin Methodology IT Foundational Certificate for core skills Foundational IT Credential for Fundamental skills to Multiple Careers prepare for certification/job Career Paths • A+ Certification • General job prep 25 25 * Source: ComputerWorld Salary Survey 201- U S salary only