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CompTIA Lets IT Academy Students Take A+ Exams for $99

Promotion is extension of program that's been available to Cisco Academy students.

Those enrolled in Microsoft IT Academy classes may now take the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA's) A+ exams for $99 each.

According to CompTIA, the discount is an extension of a promotion that CompTIA offers for several learning partners. Cisco Academy students can also take A+ exams for $99, and those attending schools that are members of the organization's Education to Careers (E2C) learning consortium receive deeper discounts on all CompTIA exams.

CompTIA's A+ title certifies entry-level computer hardware skills. It consists of two exams: Hardware and Operating Systems. Microsoft accepts the credential in combination with other CompTIA titles as electives toward its Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MSCA) certifications.

The promotion currently applies to students in the United States and Canada only. The organization said in a statement that it hopes to extend the promotion worldwide within the next six months.

More information about this promotion should be posted on the Microsoft IT Academy Web site shortly. To view CompTIA's official announcement of the discount and learn more about A+, go here.

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Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital strategy. She also serves as executive editor of the group's media Web sites, and you'll even find her byline on PureAI.com, the group's newest site for enterprise developers working with AI. She recently gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web technology may impact publishers' bottom lines. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.

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