Why CompTIA?

As a global non-profit trade association, CompTIA is unbiased. That alone gives our certifications enormous credibility, especially for entry-level job seekers like students.

Ask IT hiring managers why they regard CompTIA certifications so highly and they’ll tell you it’s because vendor-independent validation of technical skills matters a great deal.

As an academic institution, you can become a CompTIA authorized partner.

The CompTIA Authorized Partner Program for academy partners (CAPP) offers a robust educational program designed to assist educators in enhancing the learning experience for students preparing for an IT career.

 

Need student inspiration?

If your students are at that critical point of making a career decision, or even if they are just starting to consider different careers, these videos can help make that decision a little easier.  Consider a Career in IT highlights the many reasons to choose an IT career, and our Test Drive Videos show real life IT pros explaining their various jobs and why they love IT. 

 

Are your students prepared?

Getting students excited about a certain career isn’t easy.  Getting them job ready is even harder.  Hear how Leyden High School engages students early on, getting them hands-on IT experience and verifying what they’ve learned through certification.  In the end, their main goal is to give students a solid career path upon graduation.  Are your students ready?

Who can join the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program (CAPP)?

The following academic institutions are allowed and encouraged to partner with CompTIA:

  • Secondary Schools (including career or technical centers)
  •  Colleges and Universities (Degree granting schools, including community colleges
    and technical colleges)
  • Not-For-Profits (501 (c) 3) organizations that provide technology instruction
  • Department of Labor Job Corps Centers
  • Correctional Facilities

Plus, there’s no fee to join the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program so you can reap the benefits without any cost!  To get started, visit CompTIA.org/academy and complete the application. If you have questions please contact one of our academy representatives at academy@comptia.org.

The following academic institutions are allowed and encouraged to partner with CompTIA:

  • Secondary Schools (including career or technical centers)
  •  Colleges and Universities (Degree granting schools, including community colleges
    and technical colleges)
  • Not-For-Profis (501 (c) 3) organizations that provide technology instruction
  • Department of Labor Job Corps Centers
  • Correctional Facilities

Plus, there’s no fee to join the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program so you can reap the benefits without any cost!  To get started, visit CompTIA.org/academy and complete the application. If you have questions please contact one of our academy representatives at academy@comptia.org.

What benefits can I expect from being a partner?

Here are just a few benefits your organization can take advantage of as a CAPP Partner:

  • Special pricing on exams, CompTIA CertMaster and CompTIA events
  • Use of essential classroom resources (posters, case studies, research, and more)
  • Access to important instructional tools (webinars, CAQC content, exam objectives) 
  • Ability to become a Pearson VUE testing centre

In addition, you’ll be notified of new and updated CompTIA certifications and products as they become available.  

What is the Academy Educator Conference?

The Academy Educator Conference is an annual event that brings together representatives from CompTIA Academy Partners. Educators gather to network, collaborate and share best practices. A Partner Expo features publishers, vendors and other key companies that offer products and service to help with classroom and program setup.

Save the date….We look forward to seeing you there!

2016 Partner Summit
ACADEMY EDUCATOR CONFERENCE

July 26-28, 2016
Caribe Royale
Orlando, FL

 

Resources

  • 5 Reasons Why Employers Look for IT Certifications

    Let your student know that when hiring for IT, there are resume identifiers – certifications – that can help HR execs make a selection quickly. Those hiring for IT positions love certifications for a range of reasons.

    Learn more.
  • CompTIA Certifications

    Download our multi-certification brochure to see the vast array of exams available to your students. From cloud, mobility, security and networking there is a path for just about everything IT. You can also learn more about all CompTIA’s certifications here.

    Download brochure
  • CAPP Academy Program

    Learn about the CAPP Academy Partner program, who can join and the benefits it can bring to your school and classroom.

    Learn more.
  • Certification Roadmap

    Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Earning an IT certification can help students get ahead in their career. But what certification is right?

    The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of certifications a little easier and guide your students as they grow and gain experience.

    View the Roadmap

Next steps

Join the Program

The CompTIA Authorized Partner Program for Academy Partners (CAPP) offers a robust educational program designed to assist academic institutions, non-profit organizations and government retraining agencies in enhancing the learning experience for students preparing for an IT career.

You can help students acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and credentials for a successful IT career path.

As a CompTIA partner you’ll have access to the resources to help students choose potential paths of employment and education on opportunities for long-term career growth. The program includes information, tools and resources designed to help school administrators and instructors plan, prepare and deliver an effective IT curriculum. Join now.

CompTIA CertMaster: Enhance your Curriculum

CertMaster provides students a tailored, adaptive learning experience that reduces study time and improves retention of knowledge acquired in the classroom. Better knowledge retention leads to improved student success.

CertMaster is designed to complement traditional instructor-led training. Its built-in learning management system allows instructors the ability to identify knowledge gaps – both at individual and classroom levels. This allows them to focus their instruction on content not yet mastered and how prepared the class is overall.

Learn more.

Certify your Students

CompTIA certifications validate the essential IT skills students need to succeed. Encourage your class to get CompTIA certified and help them reach their professional goals.

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