(Computing Technology Industry Association, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, www.comptia.org) Formerly ABCD:The Microcomputer Industry Association, it is a membership organization of resellers, distributors and manufacturers dedicated to business ethics and professionalism, founded in 1982. It sets voluntary guidelines and is involved with many issues including product returns, freight and warranty claims and price protection.CompTIA is also well known for its certifications for computer professionals, all of which have a plus sign at the end of their names as outlined in the following list. See certification.Short Full Name orName Field of Coverage A+ Service technician CDIA+ "Certified Document Imaging Architect" i-Net+ Internet skills Network+ Network support and administration Server+ Server architecture Linux+ Linux proficiency IT Project+ Project management e-Biz+ E-Business CTT+ "Certified Technical Trainer" Security+ Security specialist HTI+ "Home Technology Integrator"
A not-for-profit association that represents the computing industry on public policy issues and offers vendor-neutral certification exams. See Appendix A for contact information.