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15,000 STUDENTS TO BE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED ON COMPTIA STRATA AND NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION BY IANT IN INDIA INITIATIVE TO BRIDGE THE SKILL GAP

Jun 01, 2013

Gujarat, India, June 1, 2013 CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world's information technology (IT) workforce, announced today that it has signed Institute for Advanced Network Technology (IANT) as its first platinum partner in India.

IANT has incorporated CompTIA certifications into its curriculum for students pursuing degrees and careers in IT. CompTIA certifications are recognized around the world as a trusted indicator of qualified and competent professionals in the IT industry.

The Indian share in the Remote Infrastructure Management segment - which employs a large number of networking professionals, is expected to touch $13-15 billion by 2013. Approximately 3.5 Lakh jobs* are expected to be created in the RIM services€™ sector. [*Source: NASSCOM-McKinsey Report]

To bridge the gap of need and availability of skilled professionals in the field of hardware and networking, IANT, an ISO 9001-2008 certified institute, has taken the leadership position to offer CompTIA world famous certifications to its students to ensure that the graduates are significantly advanced in hardware and networking skills as compared to graduates from other colleges in India, that lack world recognized ANSI -ISO 17024 accredited CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+. This will help CompTIA develop outstanding professionals to meet the challenges of IT industry

To prepare Indian youth to meet the challenges of information age, and make them Job ready, CompTIA is glad to collaborate with IANT, India's leading hardware and network institute. IANT widely acclaimed for its quality team and state-of-art infrastructure brings forth highest number of quality IT students.


Over the next two years IANT expects to train and certify 5,000 students on CompTIA Network+ and 10,000 students on CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals.

Dr. Rahim Kherani, Chairman, IANT said, we are pleased that this partnership will help us educate students and better their knowledge in the hardware and networking domain. CompTIA is a renowned name in Information Technology certifications and trainings globally and this will be an excellent opportunity to build a pool of Job Ready Professionals in India. Academic Institutes cannot afford to lay back and wait for the Government to do something. Instead, they need to be proactive and take measures to help the Nation to produce Job ready professional. Once again, we at IANT have taken the leadership role in doing this for the Nation.

IANT caters to over 10,000 students through its 110+ institutes across India and all of their students will go through an intensive course in CompTIA Strata, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA security+ trainings and certifications.

CompTIA is dedicated to bridge the skill gap in Indian youth. And to tackle this challenge of lack of skilled professionals in India, CompTIA is partnering with training institutions in India. IANT is one of the largest training institutes in India and were prepared to assist them with new resources and support, Kwok said. " Doing so helps us to fulfill one of our primary missions: to prepare the IT workforce of today and tomorrow."

The IANT students who earn these industry-recognized certifications will have taken a great step forward in launching their careers in information technology, said Dennis Kwok, vice president, Asia Pacific, CompTIA. " CompTIA is extremely pleased to partner with IANT in this important workforce development effort."

CompTIA is the world's largest provider of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals. CompTIA certifications are the recognized industry standards for a broad range of technology skills, including IT fundamentals, repair and technical support, networking, security, server, storage, Linux, project management, printing and document imaging, healthcare IT, green IT, cloud computing and soon, mobile technologies. IT professionals in Indian and around the world hold more than 1.7 million CompTIA certifications

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.comptia.org or follow CompTIA at www.facebook.com/CompTIA and twitter.com/CompTIA.

About IANT

IANT (Institute of Advance Network Technology) was incorporated in 1999 with multifaceted projects like IT training, Infrastructure development, international certification, manpower outsourcing & recruitment. It's one of the many ventures of the Kherani Group of Companies, which primarily deals in education & training. Headed by Dr. R. F. Kherani, IANT has witnessed the rapid growth of business & vision. Profiled with immense exposure of technology & experience of life, Mr. Kherani has succeeded to develop a team, which is skilled & highly motivated to transform an academic student into a corporate professional. The students trained at IANT, have proved to be a landmark in the growth of IANT and in becoming a prestigious & reputed institution in the market.

The Company is ISO 9001-2008 certified. IANT has developed a network of 110+ education centers all across India and is determined to expand to every corner of the country and also overseas.

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