CompTIA said that it will add new e-learning options to its comprehensive education and training programs for the IT channel. CompTIA Executive Certificate programs in cloud computing, mobile technologies and IT security will be available in e-learning modules beginning April 1. Additional courses will be added in the coming months.
The announcement comes one week after the IT industry trade organization announced that it has changed the name of its annual Breakaway conference to “ChannelCon.”
CompTIA Executive Certificate programs are developed by leading experts in the IT industry and are delivered by CompTIA Authorized Channel Instructors. Each course is intended to help IT solution providers enhance their current businesses with successful niche practices. Solution providers learn best practices and experience opportunities for interacting with and learning from their peers.
According to a press release issued by CompTIA, courses available April 1 to association members in the e-learning format will include:
· Executive Certificate in Cloud (Intermediate), which addresses the specific "how’s" of profitably integrating cloud-based IT services into a solution provider’s business.
· Executive Certificate in Mobility (Foundations) examines different opportunities in the mobile space and investigates a framework for establishing a mobile strategy.
· Executive Certificate in IT Security (Foundations) facilitates a solution provider's transformation into a trusted IT security advisor.
All e-learning courses include scenario-based learning opportunities, case studies and other interactive exercises designed to maintain learner engagement throughout the course. Similar to the instructor-led versions of these courses, each e-learning course ends with a course assessment.
To receive an executive certificate, participants must complete all courses and pass the assessments for each course in a specific executive certificate program.
In addition to the new e-learning options, CompTIA has added several new courses to its channel training curriculum for Spring 2013.