Computing Technology Industry Association Names New Members to CompTIA RFID+ Advisory Committee

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Technology experts from Alien Technology and SYMX join certification advisory group.

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The number of RFID deployments continues to grow across many industries, including heath care, manufacturing and retail; and in many different applications, such as supply chain, 'closed-loop' deployments and asset tracking

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for information technology (IT) workers around the world, today announced the appointment of two new members to its CompTIA RFID+™ certification advisory committee.

Joining the advisory committee is Robert Zielinski, director of education and services marketing for Alien Technology Corporation's RFID Solutions Center, an advanced facility in Dayton, Ohio devoted entirely to the application of RFID technology. The 23,000-square-foot RFID Solutions Center includes educational, research and development and real-world implementation resources.

Also joining the committee is Michael Mancuso, chief technology officer for SYMX Corporation of Miami Lakes, Fla., a global provider of medical equipment services and products. Mancuso has a strong background in active RFID technology and has been a devoted evangelist for the value of real time locating systems (RTLS) solutions in healthcare.

"The number of RFID deployments continues to grow across many industries, including heath care, manufacturing and retail; and in many different applications, such as supply chain, 'closed-loop' deployments and asset tracking," said Neill Hopkins, vice president, skills development, CompTIA. "The guidance and expertise provided by our new advisory committee members assures that CompTIA RFID+ is equipping RFID technicians with the skills necessary to address this growth."

CompTIA RFID+ is a professional certification of skills in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology that addresses the needs of RFID hardware and software manufacturers, value added resellers, training developers, and end-users of the technology. The certification was introduced in 2006 and is the result of the collaboration and support of more than 20 organizations with leadership positions in the global RFID industry.

Skills that CompTIA RFID+ validates include the ability to install, configure and maintain RFID hardware and device software; perform site surveys and site analysis; and tag selection, placement and testing. The certification is intended for technology professionals with a minimum of six to twenty-four months of experience in RFID or related data collection technologies. For more information on CompTIA RFID+, visit http://certification.comptia.org/rfid.

United States military veterans and their eligible dependents may now use their G.I. Bill benefits to cover the full cost of the CompTIA RFID+ certification exam. For more information on this G.I. Bill benefit, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

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, visit http://www.comptia.org.

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Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
630-678-8468
sostrowski @ comptia.org

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