A new certification from CompTIA can help IT pros demonstrate their knowledge of environmentally friendly IT practices. According to CompTIA, the Strata Green IT certificate is designed to “enhance the technology professional’s experience, knowledge and existing certifications to incorporate green IT methodologies.”
CompTIA is the certification entity that brings you the A+, Network+, Security+ and many more vendor-neutral certifications. As their motto suggests, the company’s goal is “Advancing the Global IT Industry.” With their newest credential, CompTIA hopes to help people who are concerned about the environment as well as their company’s bottom line. Environmentally friendly “green” initiatives have ramped up over the past few years, and the benefits of going green are plenty. The CompTIA Strata Green fact sheet states that eco-friendly initiatives can lower costs, reduce economic impact and “ultimately enhance a company’s green credentials and improve competitiveness.”
To earn the Strata Green IT certificate, CompTIA recommends that the candidate have 18+ months of experience and possess a CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Server+ certification. The test has 30 questions and lasts 60 minutes. The passing score is 70%. A list of test objectives can be downloaded from CompTIA. Some of the knowledge areas that are required to pass include knowledge of green IT methodologies, ROI for green practices, cost-cutting green techniques and environmentally sound waste disposal. In addition, test-takers will need to be familiar with many of the green-related organizations and standards including the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and others.
The CompTIA Strata Green certificate exam is available now and can be taken at Pearson VUE and Prometric centers. If you have any questions about this exam, or any other CompTIA certification exam, give PrepLogic a call at 1-800-418-6789.