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CompTIA Breakaway Goes to Washington as the Premier Education Event for the IT Channel

16 Jun, 2011

CompTIA Breakaway Goes to Washington as the Premier Education Event for the IT Channel

Downers Grove, IL - June 14, 2011 – CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced today that registration is now open for its annual Breakaway conference, the premier education event for companies doing business in the IT channel.

More than 1,100 IT channel leaders – including some 350 solution providers – are expected at Breakaway 2011, which for the first time will be held in Washington, D.C. The conference is scheduled for August 1-4 at the Washington Hilton.

"Breakaway offers a channel-neutral setting where IT industry leaders come together to learn, partner and accelerate their business,” said Kelly Ricker, vice president, education and events, CompTIA.

Registration for Breakaway is free for CompTIA members and just $250 for non-members. imageSource Magazine subscribers can register at no cost using code: BK11image.

“The hallmarks of Breakaway are the rich, educational programs and the abundance of networking opportunities among industry peers and partners,” Ricker noted. “Our 2011 program will focus on the business, financial and operational strategies that companies can use to create an environment for profitable and sustainable growth."

New to the Breakaway education program in 2011 is the CompTIA Channel Training Workshops series. These instructor-led sessions will help IT solution providers evolve current business models into successful practices geared specifically to take advantage of new opportunities in markets and technologies, including cloud computing, healthcare IT and unified communications.

Also added to this year’s conference program are CompTIA Quick Start Sessions, 45- to 60-minute instructor-led programs that provide an overview and beginning steps for launching a new business model, practice or service offering.  Breakaway has a specific quick start session on the Managed Print Services market, as well as one on the managed IT services market.

Additional channel training at Breakaway 2011 includes the CompTIA Security Trustmark pre-exam workshop, peer-to-peer discussions and panel discussions featuring industry thought-leaders.

MyBreakaway Enhances Networking Options
Attendees at Breakaway 2011 can enhance their options for networking at the conference by taking advantage of MyBreakaway. It’s an online community where they can plan their schedules and arrange formal meetings and informal get-togethers before, during and after the event. An invitation to join MyBreakaway is extended soon after conference registration is completed. With new and improved search engine functionality this year, MyBreakaway makes it easier to find people, resources and topics.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry.  CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. For more information, visit www.comptia.org or follow CompTIA on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/comptia

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