Thursday, June 17, 2010
Free I.T Training for Vets
CompTIA Educational Foundation offers transitioning U.S. veterans the opportunity to take for free any of its seven certification courses. Veterans must apply for the program at: http://www.comptia-ef.org/training/futures.aspx.
The CompTIA Educational Foundation provides veterans with the funding and training to help enter the information technology industry.
The following certifications are eligible for the program:
CompTIA A+ ®
CompTIA Network+ ®
CompTIA Server+ ™
CompTIA Security+ ™
CompTIA Convergence+ ™
CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals
IC³ Global Standard 3 (GS3)
A thousand people have already taken advantage of the program and currently work in the I.T industry. CompTia is a leader in the I.T industry which is heavliy driven by certifications.
The median annual wage for Network and Computer Systems Administrators is $67,000 a year which is more than double the U.S. median wage. According to the Department Bureau of Labor Statistics overage the next 10 years this career field will increase by 30% which is far more than the national average.