Computing Technology Industry Association to Spotlight CompTIA PDI+ Certification at ITEX 2008

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New certification targets printing, document imaging skills for technology professionals

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That’s why more than a dozen leading companies came together to develop CompTIA PDI+.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for technology professionals, will feature its newest certification, CompTIA Printing and Document Imaging+ (CompTIA PDI+) at the Information Technology, Education & Exposition (ITEX) event in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 21 and 22.

CompTIA PDI+ is a vendor-neutral credential that certifies an individual has the baseline technical skills necessary to service and support printing and document imaging devices; as well as business and communications skills to provide a quality customer service experience. The certification became available worldwide in early January.

Now in its eighth year, the ITEX 2008 tradeshow is the only national event in one forum that covers all aspects of the document technology and business solutions marketplaces. An elite audience of imaging dealers, value-added resellers and system integrators attends the show to stay current with the latest industry trends, practices and strategies.

CompTIA will exhibit at ITEX 2008 in Booth #823 in North Hall 4 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“As customers replace single-function printers with multi-function peripherals, the industry recognizes that the skills of the technicians servicing and supporting theses devices must evolve as well,” said John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. “That’s why more than a dozen leading companies came together to develop CompTIA PDI+.”

Companies that provided subject matter expertise and financial support to develop CompTIA PDI+ included Brother International Corporation; Canon; Data Vault, Inc.; Hewlett Packard; Konica Minolta Business Solutions; Lexmark International; Parts Now!; Pitney Bowes; Ricoh Americas Corporation; Sharp Electronics Corporation; Sharp Electronics of Canada; Specialized Solutions; and Xerox Corporation.

For more information about CompTIA PDI+, please visit http://certification.comptia.org/pdi/.

About CompTIA:
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world’s $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit http://www.comptia.org.

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Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
Phone: 630-678-8468

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