For 22 years, the Computing Technology Industry
Association (CompTIA), has been dedicated to advancing
the growth of the information technology (IT) industry
and those working within it. With more than 20,000
members in 102 countries, CompTIA is the leading global
IT trade association with influence in all areas of the
IT industry worldwide. Headquartered in Chicago, CompTIA
also has offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf,
Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Ottawa, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo,
Toronto and Washington, D.C.
Mission Statement: Advancing Industry
GrowthCompTIA is the leading association representing the
international technology community. Its goal is to
provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership,
and to advance industry growth through standards,
professional competence, education and business
solutions. In order to most efficiently serve the
industry and its members, CompTIA has developed
specialized initiatives and programs dedicated to major
areas within the IT industry. They include, convergence
technology, e-commerce, IT training, software services,
certification, public policy and workforce development.
Find out more about CompTIA initiatives.
Supporting Global Public PolicyCompTIA represents the global IT industry on public
policy issues before legislatures, agencies, the courts
and the media, focusing on policies that protect and
advance the interests of the technology community.
Examples of public policy issues which CompTIA addresses
include: privacy, security, antitrust, the IT workforce,
intellectual property, taxation/capital formation,
government IT procurement and telecom competition.
CompTIA's office in Washington, DC is solely dedicated
to handling public policy efforts, with international
public policy offices located in Brussels, Ottawa, Hong
Kong and Sao Paulo. Find out more about
CompTIA public policy.
IT Certification Exams
CompTIA also serves the IT industry as the world's largest developer of
vendor-neutral IT certification exams. Experts and industry leaders from
the public and private sectors, including training, academia and government work
with CompTIA to develop broad-based, foundational exams that validate an
individual's IT skill set. This group of experts provides the resources and
subject matter expertise necessary to build a vendor-neutral industry-defined
exam. To date, more than 600,000 people worldwide have received a CompTIA
Find out more about CompTIA certifications.