CompTIA or the Computing Technology Industry Association is a non-profit, vendor-neutral trade association which issues certifications to those who want to pursue a career in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Established in 1982, CompTIA was first known as the Association of Better Computer Dealers (ABCD) before it changed its name. Today, it’s considered as one of the most trusted organizations in the world with over 2.2 Million certifications given to IT professionals in over 120 countries. It is also in partnership with Pearson VUE for the authorization of its testing centers worldwide. CompTIA has four certification series that test different knowledge standards – from entry-level to expert based on the latest IT industry trends and changes. It has Basic Certifications that cover foundational IT concepts, Master Level Certifications which is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Specialty Certifications which focuses on the competency of people who do imaging architecture and trainings for other IT professionals, and lastly the Stackable Certifications that offer deeper mastery of your previously taken subjects and requires active CE certifications to qualify.