CompTIA announces program to certify mobile IT pros

New program is aimed at mobility architects, engineers, network administrators and security professionals

To address the growing need for qualified mobile IT professionals, non-profit IT trade association CompTIA announced a new CompTIA Mobility+ certification program to verify IT professionals have the skills they need to keep pace with mobile market advances.

"The CompTIA Mobility+ certification covers the knowledge and skills IT professionals need to deploy, integrate, support and manage a mobile program at their organization. This includes expertise in mobile device management, problem troubleshooting, security and network infrastructure," according to the release.

The new certification is targeted at "mobility architects, engineers, network administrators and security administrators." CompTIA recommends that IT pros wanting to pursue the mobility certificate have already been CompTIA Network+ certified or have equivalent working knowledge. CompTIA also recommends IT pros have "at least 18 months of work experience in the administration of mobile devices in the enterprise."

"Accommodating mobile devices and apps and optimizing the mobile experience for customers and employees alike are top priorities for virtually all organizations," notes Terry Erdle, executive vice president of skills certification at CompTIA.

"But the various facets of the mobile ecosystem present many challenges for IT professionals, who much balance user expectations with requirements for availability, reliability and security. CompTIA Mobility+ will identify IT professionals who possess the validated skills to deploy, integrate, manage and secure mobile devices and platforms to optimize performance and mitigate risks and threats," Erdle adds.

This is the second mobile-related certification program CompTIA has launched this year. The first was the CompTIA Mobile App Security+ certification, which was released in October.

For more:
- read the CompTIA announcement

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