Friday, June 26th, 2009...9:39 am
CompTIA Enhances A+ Prep Resources
CompTIA has updated its website and I found a great section of resources for students and teachers. There is a test prep page that includes the exam objectives, practice tests, training materials and information. And there’s a page for teachers that has information about program benefits and how to help students get certified.
By joining CompTIA’s E2C program, you can get access to discounted vouchers for students, and free vouchers for yourself. Perhaps most importantly right now, students at E2C member schools can purchase vouchers for the current (2006 version) exams through June 2010. The 2006 exams map to existing resources and curriculum that students everywhere will use in 2009-10, rather than the updated 2009 exams that everyone else will have to take starting this fall.
If you are in North Carolina, NCDPI still (for now at least) has a statewide agreement that allows schools to join E2C for free. See details and guidelines at the NC T&I website.
Finally, if you have the ability to make a trip this summer, registration is online for CompTIA’s Breakaway conference August 2-6 in Las Vegas. Information and registration are online. A special E2C strand includes Sunday-Tuesday training sessions led by Jean Andrews and Michael Meyers, plus specialized sessions for IT educators from across the country.