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New Credentials Validation Service Available for CompTIA Certified IT Professionals

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IT professionals who hold skills certifications from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry, can now validate those credentials for prospective employers through a new service launched this week.

CompTIA has teamed with two organizations – Blue Ribbon Techs and Zylog Systems (Canada) Ltd. – to allow IT professionals to include validation of their CompTIA credentials in online job profiles.

"This is a fast and simple way for IT pros to validate for prospective employers that they are CompTIA certified," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification CompTIA. "Until now, these IT pros had to validate their skills and certifications for every job they took on. Now they can provide this information once and have it available to any and all customers or prospective clients they work with."

"Zylog recognizes the value of CompTIA certified professionals and has invested with CompTIA to enable real time certification verification," said John Mehrmann, chief executive officer, Zylog Systems (Canada) Ltd. "With certification verification we are able to match qualified professionals with quality opportunities on contract and in permanent positions."

"Enabling contractors to maintain their credentials in one place where it can be shared by a number of companies reduces overall costs for everyone, reduces the risk of using contractors with less screening or unverified qualifications and improves the consistency of the independent contractor vetting process," said Michael G. Kraemer, chief executive officer, Blue Ribbon Techs.

The service is available to all CompTIA certification holders regardless of how many certifications they have or when or where they were obtained.

With more than 1.7 million certifications awarded worldwide, CompTIA is the largest provider of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals. To learn more, visit http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx, http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and twitter.com/comptia.

About Blue Ribbon Techs (BRT)

BRT is the first independent, online service providing independent service professionals a single and neutral place to obtain and/or maintain professional credentials. BRT's "One and Done" concept is designed to reduce the endless and expensive cycle of obtaining redundant credentials such as drug and background checks. Additionally, BRT provides a centralized repository where your clients can come to validate your industry credentials, e.g. CompTIA certifications, background checks, and drug tests. For more information, visit www.blueribbontechs.com or email to support@blueribbontechs.com.

About Zylog

Providing professional services and solutions with local delivery teams, Zylog proudly represents top talent in IT, Engineering, Health Care, Government, and Retail positions. As an application designer and developer, Zylog has introduced an Enterprise Social Media CRM to empower consultants, contractors, and employers with powerful HRIS supported by highly skilled recruiting and customer care representatives. Brainhunter.com by Zylog provides contractors, technicians and job seekers with unparalleled services, benefits, training and personal development previously reserved for employees of Fortune 500 organizations. The people of Zylog take a personal interest in our customers and the community.

CONTACT: Steven Ostrowski CompTIA 630-678-8468 sostrowski@comptia.org

Source: CompTIA