CompTIA has acquired TechAmerica. The acquisition unites complementary segments of information technology and communications (ICT) under one umbrella to enhance voice, reach, and influence. The combined entity retains the CompTIA name, brand, leadership, and board of directors, with a member from TechAmerica’s board joining the CompTIA Board. The new tagline “The ICT Industry Trade Association” will be added to CompTIA’s name to reflect this broader, industry-wide focus.
“The merging of CompTIA’s and TechAmerica’s membership bases enables our organization to pursue the best interests of the ICT sector as a whole, eliminating an artificial barrier that has divided efforts in the past. Moving forward, CompTIA will champion member-driven business and policy priorities that impact the entire continuum of companies from the small IT service provider to the software developer to the equipment manufacturer to communications service providers,” says Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “The transaction clearly amplifies the industry’s already powerful voice in Washington, D.C., at a time when policies critical to continued innovation and economic growth are at stake.”
Premier members will be able to take advantage of new business networking and intelligence opportunities, as well as tap expanded public sector programs. Under CompTIA’s recently announced open access model, an additional 7,000 individual registered users will continue to benefit from additional research and content.
Providing White House to State House Policy Advocacy
CompTIA’s policy advocacy gains federal, state, and international expertise and resources with the addition of TechAmerica’s team. Advocacy on behalf of the information communications technology sector remains member-driven. CompTIA continues to represent the IT channel and now expands its voice to encompass the full ICT continuum.
CompTIA reiterated its commitment to pursuing current policy priorities and will examine specific projects in the weeks and months ahead. Policy priorities will be focused along four main themes: accelerating the innovation cycle, building a 21st century workforce, maintaining secure, open access to the Internet, and ensuring state and federal governments are technologically equipped to address future challenges. Policy advocacy at the federal, state, and international levels will be rebranded as TechAmerica, advancing ICT policy.
Certification, Research, and Education
CompTIA has been delivering certification exams for more than 20 years and currently offers 17 certification exams in PC support, cloud computing, mobility, security, networking, servers, Linux, and more.
“Thousands of companies, academic institutions and the public sector depend on CompTIA standards to provide a reliable predictor of employee success,” says Thibodeaux. “Our combined organizations will continue CompTIA’s long tradition of supporting the ICT community through training and certification.”
“We welcome TechAmerica’s members to CompTIA and look forward to an open dialogue with all of our members, staff and partners to ensure CompTIA provides a robust platform for the interests, priorities and concerns of the technology sector,” adds Thibodeaux.