CompTIA Plans Rich Lineup of IT Channel Training for COMDEXvirtual

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Sessions on cloud computing, security, healthcare IT, unified communications and partnering strategies set for Nov.15-16 event

CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, said today it will offer an extensive selection of training sessions on cloud computing, security and other new technologies and business strategies for IT channel companies during the COMDEXvirtual event Nov. 15-16.

Each of CompTIA’s training modules at COMDEXvirtual is a “Quick Start Session”, a 60-minute presentation that offers technology solution providers a simple, how-to approach to start a new business model or practice.

Sessions are planned on cloud computing, security, managed services, healthcare IT, unified communications and partnering strategies. Each module will be followed immediately by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with the CompTIA Authorized Instructor who presented the training.

“We’ve selected topics based on where the action is in the IT channel today, in the emerging technology solutions that offer channel companies opportunities for business expansion and growth, and in proven best practices for operating a business efficiently and profitably,” said Kelly Ricker, vice president, events and education, CompTIA.

The CompTIA Channel Training Center at COMDEXvirtual will open on Tuesday, Nov. 15, with the following sessions (all times Eastern):

  •     12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Quick Start to Managed Services. CompTIA Faculty: Dan Shapero, founder, ClikCloud.
  •     2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Quick Start to Healthcare IT. CompTIA Faculty: Monty Cornell, principal, HVS Consulting Ltd.
  •     3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Quick Start to Unified Communications. CompTIA Faculty: Howard Cohen, senior resultant, TechChannel Partners' Results Group, Inc.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the CompTIA Channel Training Center will offer the following sessions:

  •     10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Quick Start to Cloud/SaaS. CompTIA Faculty: Gary Bixler, founder, Bixler Enterprises.
  •     12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: How to Leverage the CompTIA Security Trustmark™ in Your Business. CompTIA Faculty: Jacob Braun, president, Waka Digital Media Corporation.
  •     2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Understanding Your Partner's Business: Break Points - Partner Reality. CompTIA Faculty: Larry Kesslin, president, 4-Profit, LLC.

The sessions offered by CompTIA at COMDEXvirtual are examples of the association’s extensive training curriculum for the IT channel The current training portfolio includes live workshops, training guides and other resources to help IT solution providers expand their business in areas such as IT security, cloud computing, unified communications, healthcare IT and legal IT services.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. For more information, visit or follow CompTIA on Twitter at


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