Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • March 10, 2014

    A+ certification sets standard for IT industry

    Since its introduction in 1993, CompTIA A+ certification has become a recognized standard within the IT industry – a sign that recipients have demonstrated the technical knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in IT. It has become such a well-known standard that employers look for A+ certification to help differentiate candidates applying for jobs.
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  • December 16, 2013

    Being the Standard

    Edgar Flores didn’t have an older brother or sister to show him how to throw a baseball, ask a girl out, or decide what courses to take in school. He had to figure those things out for himself.
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  • June 11, 2013

    Joining Forces

    It’s not often that a personal interest in technology gets you an invitation to the White House. Then again, Michael Dauffenbach isn’t just another technology hobbyist. Dauffenbach, a graduate of the IT-Ready Apprentice Program, joined CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux at a White House gathering with First Lady Michelle Obama.
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  • August 20, 2012

    A Moving Moment

    Attendees of Breakaway 2012 in Las Vegas ran into the usual suspects in Sin City, as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin (or the late Rat Pack’s best impersonators, at least) provided the final night’s entertainment. But also making his way to the stage at Breakaway was one total newcomer to the Vegas scene.
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  • May 21, 2012

    Behind the Scenes of IT-Ready

    On May 5, 2012, I celebrated my youngest son’s third birthday. Like most little kids’ birthdays, Shane’s party was filled with laughter, messiness and running — lots of running. Two days later I celebrated another birth that will rank up there as one of the most significant milestones of my life: On May 7, Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready Apprentice Program was born.
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