Grupo Rumos Joins CompTIA Authorized Partner Program

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Leading training, education and professional services firm is CompTIA’s first training delivery partner in Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal, May 12, 2014CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world’s information technology (IT) workforce, announced today that Grupo Rumos, a leader in training, education and professional services, has joined the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program as the first training delivery partner in Portugal.

Grupo Rumos will incorporate training for CompTIA certification exams into its curriculum for students pursuing careers in IT.

Thanks to our collaboration students now have even more options to prepare for the industry certifications that set the foundation for a career in IT,” said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification and learning, CompTIA. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Grupo Rumos to our partner program. Together we can prepare a new generation of professionals, equipped with the right education, training and industry certifications to make a positive impact for the organizations that employ them.”

“As the most representative IT training provider in Portugal, Grupo Rumos has a main goal: to deliver the best training to our customers,” said Marlene Almeida, director at Rumos Training. “Our partnership with CompTIA is consistent with this goal, allowing us to enhance our training curriculum, and deliver a quality training service to our students and generate value in organizations and in society.”

CompTIA works with educational and training entities around the world to achieve the common goal of providing IT professionals with the necessary skills to support the ever-evolving technology landscape.

“Our strategic partners are on the front lines, improving workforce development, student employability and delivering long-term education value,” Erdle said. “Expanding our engagement with organizations such as Grupo Rumos helps CompTIA fulfill one of its primary objectives – to prepare the IT workforce of today and tomorrow.”

CompTIA partners have access to a broad selection of resources and support to enhance their delivery of high-quality curricula to students, including discounts on CompTIA certification exam vouchers; marketing tools; access to industry research and other business improvement resources; complimentary product training, and practice tests and exam vouchers for instructors.

CompTIA certifications are recognized worldwide as a trusted indicator of qualified and competent professionals in both core competencies including PC systems, networking and security; and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mobility and mobile app development. CompTIA has awarded more than 1.8 million certifications to IT professionals around the world.

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