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Industry Groups Team Up for New Storage Credential

Sometime later this year there will be a new industry credential for IT, data center and storage administration professionals to add to their resumes and frame for their office walls -- provided they can qualify for it, of course.

IT industry advocacy group CompTIA and the Storage Networking Industry Association announced Jan. 5 that they are teaming up to develop and promote a new professional certification for storage networking and information managers.

The credential will be called "CompTIA Storage+Powered by SNIA" and is designed to be a validation of the knowledge and skills necessary for professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of data storage, storage networking, data protection and networking.

A beta release of this new examination and certification is scheduled for Q2 in 2011 with global availability in the second half of 2011, SNIA said.

"This credential will be recognized within several vendor-specific certification programs in addition to SNIA and CompTIA programs, providing efficiencies in developing an excellent program for IT professionals to advance their career," said Wayne Adams, chairman of the SNIA board of directors.

Want to take part in the development of this credential? Recruitment by CompTIA and SNIA is now under way for subject matter experts and other professionals to participate in the development of the new examination and certification, which will be submitted to ANSI/ISO for international accreditation.

Interested professionals can visit the CompTIA Exam Development Site for more information.

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Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

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