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CompTIA acquisitions add training muscle

The training specialist has made a couple of acquisitions that should give it much more depth in its ability to provide training to IT professionals

Industry lobbying and skills organisation CompTIA has made a couple of acquisitions designed to strengthen the IT training the organisation can provide.

Deals have been struck to acquire gtslearning, which develops training resources, along with courseware developer Logical Operations.

The terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed but as a result Logical Operations will become the official reseller of training content for the business partner community.

The moves have been made in response to some of CompTIA's own research, which indicated that IT professionals recognised that they would need more training in the future to develop their careers.

When they were quizzed about how they would gain that information more than half responded that training would be how they went about learning fresh skills, through assessments and elearning courses.

“Our training partners worldwide have been encouraging us to take this step for a number of years,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA.

“We’re fully committed to building a world-class, single-source solution for best-of-breed CompTIA Official Content for the technology workforce of today and tomorrow," he added.

CompTIA has been charting the changing IT landscape and the increasing pressure on IT pros to keep up with changing demands and emerging technologies.

There is an opportunity for those with the skills to plug the gaps being experienced by customers but that does involve making the commitment to training.

“Meeting this market demand for skilled workers requires innovative training and learning resources that map directly to specific job roles,” said Thibodeaux.

“Our content, courseware, training, and performance certifications do just that, making them relevant and essential for many audiences. This includes seasoned IT professionals branching into new, emerging technologies; employers interested in expanding tech team skills; students exploring future career options; and career changers and military veterans looking for new employment opportunities," he added.

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