"Technical certifications, and what they really mean both to
employers and to would-be employees, can be confusing. To help
clear up the matter, representatives from the major companies and
organizations that support certifications have joined forces to
create an international IT certification group, the ITCC
(Information Technology Certification Council).
"The founding of the group was announced on Nov. 14 by IT
corporations Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Novell and Sun;
technology organizations CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry
Association) and the LPI (Linux Professional Institute); test
development and delivery providers Prometric and NCS Pearson's
Pearson VUE (Virtual University Enterprises); and technical
education provider Kaplan..."