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New CompTIA Certification Addresses Mobile App Development Security

CompTIA Mobile App Security+ for Android and iOS available worldwide

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the non-profit association for the global IT industry, today introduced a new skills certification designed to raise security awareness and preparedness in the mobile app development universe.

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CompTIA Mobile App Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the skills required to securely create a mobile application, while also ensuring secure network communications and backend web services. CompTIA today launched two unique editions of the certification exam – for native Android and iOS mobile applications.

"Mobile apps numbering in the millions are downloaded daily on smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, CompTIA. "But too often, in the dizzying race to bring new apps to market quickly, security considerations are an afterthought. With these new certifications we aim to bring the security focus back to where it belongs – in the starting blocks of mobile app development."

Candidates for the CompTIA Mobile App Security+ credential will come from several job roles, such as mobile app developers, software developers, applications development managers and network security developers. The certification is best suited for individuals with at least 24 months of application development experience.

Areas covered in the exams include:

  • Principles of secure application development
  • Security models of Android and iOS devices
  • Common threats to mobile app security
  • Web services security models and vulnerabilities
  • Secure coding techniques
  • Common implementations of cryptography
  • Encryption for storage and communications

Complete exam objectives for CompTIA Mobile App Security+ are available on the CompTIA Certification website.

Courseware for CompTIA Mobile App Security+ is available through Logical Operations. Their Mobile App Security courses cover mobile app security from the perspective of the software developer. Students learn secure programming practices for mobile app development, as well as specific security threats and countermeasures. Students implement countermeasures within actual apps using native software development tools.

With more than 1.8 million certifications awarded, CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world's IT workforce. Visit CompTIA Certifications to learn more.

In addition to certifications for individual IT professionals, CompTIA offers other mobility-specific initiatives, including training for IT channel companies involved in or interested in offering mobility solutions to their customers; the CompTIA Mobility Community, a group of industry thought leaders who are shaping the mobility market; and leading market intelligence and research on mobility topics and trends.

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. To learn more, visit www.comptia.org, http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and http://twitter.com/comptia.

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