CompTIA Unveils Vendor-Independent Printer CertificationBy Sara Driscoll | Posted 2008-01-07 Email Print
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The technology organization launches an accreditation to certify individuals installing, maintaining and servicing printers.Printer manufacturers have set aside their differences to support a vendor-independent certification for technology professionals, announced Jan. 7 by CompTIA.
The accreditation, called the CompTIA PDI+ (Printing and Document Imaging), certifies that an individual has the right technical skills to service and support printers and multifunction devices. It also includes an element of customer services, according to the Computing Technology Industry Association.
"Establishing a uniform standard of performance for printing and document imaging technicians leads to greater productivity and higher first time fix-rates," Richard Rysiewicz, vice president of services for CompTIA, said in a statement. "That's good news for customers deploying today's advanced printer, copier, scanner, fax and multifunction peripheral devices."
CompTIA is offering exam vouchers for $199, or at the discounted price of $168 for CompTIA members (individuals and organizations). The special pricing is available through Feb. 29, 2008. After that date, exam vouchers will cost $185 for CompTIA members and $232 for nonmembers.