IT industry association CompTIA has made its CompTIA Mobility+ certification part of a new dual-certification program introduced by Fiberlink, an IBM company and provider of the mobile device management/enterprise mobility management (MDM/EMM) solution MaaS360.
In an interview with the ChannelPro Network in February, Fiberlink’s Francois Daumard, vice president of channels, discussed the new partner certification—the MaaS360 Partner Certification Program—and explained that partners must first complete the CompTIA Mobility+ certification to enroll in the MaaS360 Partner Academy,
The combination of CompTIA Mobility+ and the MaaS360 Partner Academy will help optimize the partner’s mobility proficiency to drive new opportunities and effectively design, manage, and secure any mobile environment.
“CompTIA Mobility+ is extremely well designed for partners to acquire the basic knowledge which will enable them to deliver mobility services and technical skills,” says Daumard. “By adding our own content on top of Mobility+, we know partners will be well equipped for success in the mobility space.”
“This is precisely the role that CompTIA certifications are intended to fill; to provide IT professionals with solid, foundational skills that they can use as a stepping stone to more specialized, vendor-specific credentials,” says Terry Erdle, executive vice president, certification and learning, CompTIA. “We’re extremely pleased to collaborate with Fiberlink in their effort to train and credential their channel partners.”
Launched in November 2013, CompTIA Mobility+ is an industry-built, internationally recognized certification that covers the knowledge and skills IT professionals need to deploy, integrate, manage, and secure mobile devices and platforms to optimize performance and mitigate risks and threats.
Candidates for the CompTIA Mobility+ include mobility architects, mobility engineers, network administrators, and security administrators. The certification is best suited for individuals who are CompTIA Network+ certified or have equivalent working knowledge; and have at least 18 months of work experience in the administration of mobile devices in the enterprise. Complete exam objectives are available on the CompTIA Certification website.