Friday, January 11, 2013

CDIA+ Certification and PDI+ Certification Exams for Document Imaging Skills

CompTIA and Leading Manufacturers Extend Program Aimed at Enhancing Printing and Document Imaging Skills among IT Workforce

Special pricing and training options available for CompTIA PDI+, industry’s top vendor-neutral printing and document imaging certification

 CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, in cooperation with seven leading manufacturers of technology products, said today it is extending a special program aimed at helping IT professionals build their skills in printing and document imaging technology solutions.

Printing and document imaging solutions manufacturers Brother, Canon U.S.A. Consumer Imaging Group, HP, Lexmark, Sharp, Panasonic and Xerox are encouraging their technicians, authorized service providers and sub-contractors throughout the Americas to certify in CompTIA Printing and Document Imaging+ (CompTIA PDI+).

CompTIA PDI+ is the only vendor-neutral certification that measures an IT worker or field service technician’s ability to support printing and document imaging devices, including printers, copiers, scanners, multi-function devices and fax machines.

The PDIA+ interactive e-Learning offers a comprehensive, interactive, online course specifically designed to help individuals prepare for the CompTIA PDI+ certification exam as well as to learn tips to help in day-to-day troubleshooting.

A 2010 CompTIA study  found that nearly three-quarters of employers believe their organization gains business by promoting to customers and potential customers that its IT staff is certified. A like percentage of employers also said CompTIA PDI+ certification saves them valuable time and resources in evaluating potential IT job candidates by providing a baseline set of knowledge for IT positions. (Source: Printing and Document Imaging Certification and Training Insights, CompTIA, July 2010)

From the IT professional’s perspective, the same study revealed that achieving CompTIA PDI+ certification contributes to career advancement, getting a foot in the door for interviews, receiving higher pay, and changing fields or industries.

CompTIA PDI+ covers the skills associated with a technician's understanding of basic electromechanical components and tools, print engine and scan processes and components, color theory, connectivity, networking and general troubleshooting. The certification exam also covers “soft” skills such as customer service, professionalism, safety and environment.

Visit CompTIA PDI+ Certification Training for more information on the certification.

Visit CompTIA CDIA+ Certification Training for more information on the CDIA + certification.