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Aug 29 2012   4:05PM GMT

CompTIA Ups Count of ISO Accredited Certs to 5 with Storage+

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According to a press release dated August 28, 2012 entitled “CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA Earns ISO Accreditation,” the organization’s storage credential has met the ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation criteria. This cert is a collaborative effort between CompTIA and the Storage Networking Industry Association (aka SNIA) for dealing with storage and backup subject matters.

A typical storage array (HP StorageWorks)

A typical storage array (HP StorageWorks)

The five CompTIA credentials that have achieved ISO accreditation include the A+, Network +, Security+, and Advanced Security Practitioner certifications, in addition to the aforementioned Storage+. According to a February 2012 study cited in the CompTIA press release, “data storage and backup ranked as the number one or number two priority for organizations of all sizes — micro, small, medium, and large…” In addition, “… the study also found that 92 percent of organizations felt storage and data back-up skills are important or very important to their IT needs.”

I couldn’t agree more, and it’s nice to see that CompTIA felt strongly enough about the value of the Storage+ credential to put it through the time-consuming and expensive process of ISO accreditation. Not a bad place for IT professionals interested in storage technologies, and backup and restore tools, methods, and technologies, to get started on a learning curve that can carry them to interested places in their careers. For more info, check out the CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA home page.

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