CompTIA floats printer/imaging certification

The Computing Technology Industry Association is testing a new certification, one for printing and document imaging. The organization has posted the beta exam for this certification on its Web site.

The CompTIA Printing and Document Imaging+ certification (CompTIA PDI+TM) will test and validate skills in installation and maintenance for printing and document imaging hardware and associated software. Individual topic areas include:
  • Print engine process and components;
  • Scan process and components;
  • General troubleshooting;
  • Basic electromechanical components and tools;
  • Connectivity; and
  • Color theory

The exam will consist of 115 questions, and will take two hours to complete. Individuals who pass the exam will receive certification from CompTIA.

Companies such as Brother, Canon, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lexmark International, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox contributed expertise and money to help develop the certification.

CompTIA runs a series of vendor-neutral exams for information technology professionals to buff up their skills and strengthen their resumes. In particular, possessing CompTIA A+ certifications for both hardware and software has been a requirement for many basic IT system administrator jobs.

The beta of the exam will be available until Aug. 31.

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