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CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals by Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan

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INTRODUCTION

The people who build and fix personal computers and the computer networks most of us have used—the techs—have many specific skills. To become a good tech takes time, thought, hard work, and a handy screwdriver.

To prove his or her skills, a tech earns industry certifications. This generally means that the tech takes and passes a certification exam and then gets to add credentials to his or her name. The most important general certifying body is called CompTIA.

Who Is CompTIA?

The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a nonprofit industry trade association based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. It consists of over 20,000 members in 102 countries. You’ll find CompTIA offices in such diverse locales as Amsterdam, Dubai, ...

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