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ChannelCon: What You Should Know About CompTIAChannelCon: What You Should Know About CompTIA

Here's a quick list of CompTIA's accomplishments this year. Take glance before heading to ChannelCon.

CJ Arlotta

August 5, 2014

2 Min Read
CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux
CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux.

CompTIA is all set to kick off its ChannelCon this week in Phoenix, Arizona at the well-known JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. If you haven’t been following any of CompTIA’s updates this year, it might be worth your time to scan through our list of coverage.

So far, CompTIA has launched a new online “confidence-based learning” tool; acquired another IT organization; introduced new training courses and certfications; and prepared for this year’s ChannelCon. But there’s still more to come.

Here’s a quick look at some of this year’s news from CompTIA:

CompTIA ChannelCon 2014 Preview: What MSPs Can Expect. If you’re not sure exactly what CompTIA might have in store for this year’s ChannelCon, don’t worry. We found out all the details from a well-known executive from the organization. Here something new: Look for several sessions covering new business opportunities for channel partners.

CompTIA: Here’s How MSPs Can Quickly Master Information. Need a way to quickly master information? CompTIA in June introduced a new online “confidence-based learning” tool. It’s designed to assist individuals with understanding and retaining information more effectively.

CompTIA Acquires TechAmerica: What Should Partners Expect?. CompTIA in May acquired TechAmerica to bring services, advocacy, education and networking under a single information technology and communications (ICT) brand, the organization said. Here are the details.

CompTIA Report: IT Executives Optimistic About Industry Outlook. What does the hiring pool look like to IT executives? According to a CompTIA survey released in Q2, IT executives in the industry are continuing to express their satisfaction and optimism about business prospects in the market. Here’s what else they said.

CompTIA: MSPs Must Educate Customers On Managed Services Benefits. Not educating customers on managed services benefits? Shame on you. Educating customers on managed services should be at the top of an MSP’s list of priorities for 2014, a CompTIA study revealed.

Additional tip: Looking to meet with the editors from MSPmentor? They’ll all be roaming the halls of ChannelCon this week. Have any tips, suggestions or concerns? Feel free to say hello.

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CJ Arlotta

Associate Editor, Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

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