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August 2016



Introducing NextUp: CompTIA’s New Initiative to Inspire Future Technologists


In his keynote address at CompTIA’s ChannelCon 2016 conference, CEO Todd Thibodeaux presented this challenge to hundreds of IT executives: How can our industry attract the best and brightest for the next generation workforce?


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Great Job with Great Benefits: IT-Ready Grad Relishes his New IT Career

Skilled IT

IT-Ready helped displaced auto-manufacturing worker Joel Mielke establish an upwardly mobile career in Information Technology.


Learn more about Joel

Peyton Manning’s Keynote at CompTIA ChannelCon Champions Cultivating a Winning Attitude


Two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning spoke at CompTIA ChannelCon at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood on August 2, 2016, stressing teamwork and adaptability in a speech that frequently drew comparisons between football and business.



CompTIA’s UK Channel Community Offers Philanthropic Support to Tech Charities Serving Youths


Contributions will help nonprofits TeenTech and Dragon Hall encourage teens to pursue technology interests and careers





How LinkedIn Should Differ From Your Resume


It’s easy to see the similarities between your resume and your LinkedIn profile. They are both places to share your professional experience. However, if you understand the differences and take the time to utilize the tools available on LinkedIn, you’ll have a complimentary profile where your connections (and potential employers) can learn more about you.


Read about the differences

SXSW Panel Picker Opens - Vote on CompTIA Panels


SXSW Panel Picker voting is now live and we encourage everyone to please go and support our submissions by voting on the panels listed below.


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Customer Service Skills: What Kind of Movie Are You Showing?


Getting out of your own novel, your own inner thoughts, might help you find out how your customers perceive you and how you react to them. Lessons learned in our PrepareU soft skills course can give people a sense of who you are through your words and actions.


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