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Who Is CompTia

For 22 years, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), has been dedicated to advancing the growth of the information technology (IT) industry and those working within it. With more than 20,000 members in 102 countries, CompTIA is the leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide. Headquartered in Chicago, CompTIA also has offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Ottawa, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C.

Mission Statement: Advancing Industry Growth

CompTIA is the leading association representing the international technology community. Its goal is to provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership, and to advance industry growth through standards, professional competence, education and business solutions. In order to most efficiently serve the industry and its members, CompTIA has developed specialized initiatives and programs dedicated to major areas within the IT industry. They include, convergence technology, e-commerce, IT training, software services, certification, public policy and workforce development. Find out more about CompTIA initiatives.

Supporting Global Public Policy

CompTIA represents the global IT industry on public policy issues before legislatures, agencies, the courts and the media, focusing on policies that protect and advance the interests of the technology community. Examples of public policy issues which CompTIA addresses include: privacy, security, antitrust, the IT workforce, intellectual property, taxation/capital formation, government IT procurement and telecom competition. CompTIA's office in Washington, DC is solely dedicated to handling public policy efforts, with international public policy offices located in Brussels, Ottawa, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. Find out more about CompTIA public policy.

Developing Vendor-Neutral IT Certification Exams

CompTIA also serves the IT industry as the world's largest developer of vendor-neutral IT certification  exams. Experts and industry leaders from the public and private sectors, including training, academia and government work with CompTIA to develop broad-based, foundational exams that validate an individual's IT skill set. This group of experts provides the resources and subject matter expertise necessary to build a vendor-neutral industry-defined exam. To date, more than 600,000 people worldwide have received a CompTIA certification.
Find out more about CompTIA certifications.

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