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CompTIA releases beta exam for newest certification

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has announced the availability of a beta version of its newest certification, CompTIA Convergence+.

The certification covers areas such as telephony, network engineering, applications, hardware, architecture, management, and security.

Neill Hopkins, vice president of skills development at CompTIA, said: "The migration to converged networks eliminates the boundaries that existed previously between data, voice and multimedia applications. Similarly, IT professionals must expand their skills beyond data-only or voice-only capabilities and equip themselves with a multiplicity of skills to support and maintain these new methods of communicating.

"CompTIA Convergence+ certification is a credential developed by the industry to establish a workforce capable of helping customers maximize the benefits and opportunities presented by convergence."

CompTIA says the new CompTIA Convergence+ beta exam (CT1-001) is intended for individuals with 18-24 months of experience in data networking, voice-over-IP and other related convergence technologies. Individuals who pass the beta exam will be certified as a CompTIA Convergence+ professional.

The beta test process is designed to help ensure that the final certification exam is fair and reliable. After a targeted number of candidates have taken the exam, CompTIA says it will analyse the results, identify the best questions and establish a passing exam score. The permanent CompTIA Convergence+ certification exam will then be launched.

The CompTIA Convergence+ beta exam consists of 110 multiple choice questions. Individuals will have two hours to complete the test. Candidates who take the beta exam will be notified by mail of their test results approximately 4-6 weeks after the beta exam period closes. There is a $75 fee for the beta exam.

The CompTIA Convergence+ beta exam is available through Thomson Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centres around the world. To register for an exam, visit: www.comptia.org/registerforexam

Objectives for the CompTIA Convergence+ beta exam are available at: http://certification.comptia.org/resources/objectives.aspx

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