5 Benefits of being a CompTIA community member

CompTIA is committed to the advancement of the tech industry. This includes supporting solution providers, providing thought leadership, and training the workforce. Without the support of our community and council members, none of this work could be done. CompTIA is committed to the advancement of the tech industry. This includes supporting technology companies to ensure that they adapt to new customer demands, providing thought leadership on emerging technology solutions, and training the future IT workforce. Without the support of our community and council members, none of this would be possible.
Susanne Tedrick (cloud infrastructure specialist at Microsoft) is a long-standing CompTIA volunteer and a member of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community’s executive council. Greg Plum, Channel Chief for Mobile Solutions and chair of Emerging Technology Community, recently shared their experiences as CompTIA Community members. Here are their top tips for giving your time and talents to CompTIA.
Pay your Success Forward
Anyone who has achieved success in the tech sector can name at least one mentor who helped them along their way and played a part in getting them where they are today. Tedrick recalls that many people gave their time and resources early in her career to make her “a better technologist, a better leader and a better person.”
CompTIA membership allows you to meet up-and coming professionals looking for mentors or sponsors to help them take the next step in the career ladder. Tedrick said that it is worth the effort and time. He shared that being part of someone’s career and shaping the next generation technologists and professionals is fulfilling.
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Be a professional
Tedrick was worried that employers might view her as highly educated but lacking in practical, real-world experience after she graduated college. Although she had the knowledge, she needed to be able to apply it in real-world business situations. She gained that experience by becoming a CompTIA community member.
CompTIA offers opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. CompTIA communities are full industry professionals who are open to mentoring, giving members the unique opportunity of learning from the best. CompTIA members have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through CompTIA. They can network and develop important relationships that will benefit their careers. Even seasoned professionals can benefit from these professional growth opportunities.
Access to a Quality Tech Industry Community
CompTIA volunteers have endless opportunities to learn new skills, personal and professional development, build important connections and make new friends. CompTIA members are unmatched in their quality.
Plum said that he has developed genuine relationships with CompTIA members. He loves that CompTIA gives him the chance to sit at the table alongside top IT industry leaders, participate in discussions about cutting-edge technology and work together towards a better IT community.
Tedrick also describes CompTIA, as a place where she felt welcome and appreciated for her contributions. CompTIA will encourage and respect all contributions, no matter what stage of a person’s career.
Find Your Passion
Tedrick views volunteering as a great way for one to explore their interests. Volunteering for different projects can help one discover a new career or passion, or just a way to enjoy helping others. Plum agreed, reciting the phrase, “Life happens when you’re busy making plans.” He encourages people get out there and volunteer for various projects. They might find what truly “feeds their souls.”
CompTIA membership is full of opportunities. It’s a great way for people to discover their interests and get involved in different projects. There are many opportunities for people of all skill levels and experience. There are many options.
Participate in projects big and small
CompTIA communities offer projects for every level of time commitment. Tedrick recommends what she calls “micro-volunteering,” such as volunteering for a single project or event. This type of volunteering is a great starting point for those who want to get involved but aren’t sure where they’re interested.