CompTIA A+ certification now available in Arabic

Eight out of 10 executives in KSA, Oman and UAE value IT certifications

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CompTIA A+ certification now available in Arabic Erdle says the IT technician's role is increasingly more complex and sophisticated than in the days of the break-fix PC repairman.
By  Manda Banda Published  March 31, 2014

CompTIA, a training provider of vendor neutral skills certifications for the IT workforce, has announced the availability of Arabic-language versions of its latest CompTIA A+ certification exams.

The company said CompTIA A+ is widely recognised throughout the IT industry as one of the leading certifications for IT support technicians.

"The IT technician's role is increasingly more complex and sophisticated than in the days of the break-fix PC repairman," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, Certification and Learning, CompTIA. "Their responsibilities have expanded into areas such as mobility, security, virtualisation and other emerging technologies. CompTIA A+ reflects this reality."

CompTIA A+ is an ISO/ANSI accredited certification that validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT service and support. Nearly one million IT professionals have earned the credential since it was introduced in 1993.

According to CompTIA, a 2013 study it commissioned on international technology adoption and workforce issues found that more than 60% of business and IT executives surveyed in Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE expected to increase their company's IT staff headcount over the next 12 months.

Among this same group of executives, 81% said IT certifications will increase in importance over the next two years and 82% agreed that certified IT professionals are more valuable to the organisation.

CompTIA said employers rely on CompTIA A+ when hiring IT staff because certified workers have a greater ability to understand new and complex technologies, are more productive and bring more insightful problem-solving to the workplace.

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