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2009 Edition CompTIA A+ Certification Exams Now Available in Spanish.

Updated exams reflect changing job skills for computer support workers

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor neutral skills certification for information technology (IT) professionals, announced today that the 2009 edition of its flagship certification CompTIA A+ is now available worldwide in a Spanish-language version.

The latest CompTIA A+ exams include updated content that reflects changing job requirements for tech support workers. The certification consists of two tests, CompTIA A+ Essentials and CompTIA A+ Practical Application.

"CompTIA A+ remains the best credential candidates can have to launch a career in IT," said Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills certification, CompTIA. "This certification delivers a comprehensive measurement of the core skills and knowledge that are universal for any IT technician, regardless of job role or responsibility."

More than 700,000 individuals around the world are CompTIA A+ certified. Adoption of CompTIA A+ has experienced strong growth of better than 70 percent in Latin America from 2008 to 2009.

The CompTIA A+ Essentials exam measures necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional with the equivalent knowledge of at 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. The exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, operating systems, networking and security, as well as communication skills and professionalism.

The CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam focuses on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems, with more of a "hands-on" orientation.

Candidates must pass both exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Objectives for both exams are available at

Other certifications such as CompTIA Network+, which measures competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure; and CompTIA Security+, which validates skills in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security, also are available in Spanish language versions. For more information on CompTIA certifications, visit

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, please visit
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