CompTIA joins forces with Middle East General Enterprise
The partnership will aid in bolstering CompTIA’s presence across the UAE and the rest of the Middle East region.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Middle East General Enterprises (MGE).
CompTIA's partnership with Abu Dhabi-based MGE Group will not only bolster the company's presence in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East, but also aid its efforts in spread awareness of cybersecurity and to increase IT certification.
The latter includes CompTIA's recently unveiled CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), a vendor-neutral certification that incorporates in-depth behavioural analytics for cybersecurity defences.
Mark Plunkett, director of Emerging Markets (Europe and Middle East), CompTIA, said: "Whether it be matters of cybersecurity, skills training or compliance, the Middle East presents unique challenges and opportunities for the tech industry.
He added: "While CompTIA has achieved significant growth in the Middle East to date, a strategic partnership with MGE was the natural progression for us to take our business to the next level in the region. As committed partners, we anticipate a long and successful journey together."
Highlighting figures from a CompTIA's report on IT industry trends, which projects the global IT industry to grow by 4.1% in 2017, the partnership will see MGE leveraging its established channel network, while CompTIA brings its vendor-neutral certifications to the table.
Sharief Fahmy, CEO, Middle East General Enterprises, commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with CompTIA. As the voice of the world's information technology industry advancing the global interests of IT organisations, CompTIA will bring an invaluable perspective to MGE and our established network of partners. We look forward to working together to further this vital work in the region."