Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New CompTIA Strata Fundamentals

Las Vegas  - 8-4/2009 at the State of the Industry – CEO and president Todd Thibodeaux announced a new CompTIA program. Strata will become a new 1st step for those interested in become involved in the computer industry.

CompTIA Strata Fundamentals Exams

CompTIA is proud to introduce the CompTIA Strata Fundamentals exam series. CompTIA Strata exams are vendor-neutral and cover basic IT terminology and technology. The series was developed to help professionals and students work efficiently in their current roles, or obtain the skills to pursue an IT career.

Candidates for CompTIA Strata exams include:

  • Students beginning an IT education program
  • Individuals preparing for a CompTIA A+ certification
  • Professionals or home users who wish to further their IT knowledge
For individuals, completing a CompTIA Strata Fundamentals exam means proof of basic technology skills, and is designed as a stepping stone to a CompTIA A+ certification. For businesses, CompTIA Strata Fundamentals exams can help cut down on IT costs by ensuring that employees have a baseline understanding of hardware components and operating system technologies.

CompTIA Strata exams are not certifications, but a confirmation of an individual's understanding of technology basics.

The 1st of the courses will be offered in the UK then in the United States

 

Fundamentals of PC Functionality

(UK only) CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of PC Functionality measures a candidate's knowledge of basic ICT vocabulary and PC components. The exam covers the basics of setting up a PC workstation, installing software and recognizing / preventing security threats.

This exam is only available in the United Kingdom. It fulfills ITQ Level 1 when completed with the CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of Technology exam and is recognized by the sector skills council, e-skills

 

Fundamentals of Technology

(UK only) CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of Technology measures a candidate's ability to explain the characteristics of PC hardware and peripherals, as well as identify basic compatibility issues and operational problems. The exam also covers safety guidelines and preventative maintenance of computers.

This exam is only available in the United Kingdom. It fulfills ITQ Level 1 when completed with the CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of PC Functionality exam and is recognized by the sector skills council, e-skills.

Fundamentals of IT Technology

(US only - coming in October) The IT Technology exam covers technology basics, including the characteristics and functions of laptops, desktops and smart phones. Individuals must be able to understand the functions of internal and external storage devices, such as CDs, DVDs, USBs and hard drives. The exam also covers Green IT, and individuals will have to know how to use and dispose of equipment in an environmentally-friendly way.

Fundamentals of IT Technology Sales

(US only - coming in October) The IT Technology Sales exam is designed for individuals who sell or recommend IT products. The exam covers the technical knowledge needed to communicate with both technical staff and customers on IT issues and work toward an appropriate solution. Exam topics include IT terminology and technology, equipment upgrades and compatibility issues.

 

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