CompTIA’s New AI Certification Roadmap to Address Skills Demand

The nonprofit IT certification and training organization is creating new products and programs to address the growing AI jobs market.

IT certification and training group CompTIA announced this week that it will expand its product and program roadmap to meet the growing demand for AI-related skill sets.

CompTIA monitors the demand for skills across technology domains and has found that AI job roles are becoming more focused. In response, CompTIA will accelerate the development of AI-related products and programs to help both employers and professionals get the skills they need.

“Our certification product development process is driven in large part by what labor market data tells us. Which job roles are experiencing growth? Which job titles are appearing more frequently in help wanted ads? Are employers looking for new skill sets?” says Teresa Sears, vice president of product management at CompTIA.

AI is not only becoming integral to existing job roles, but, according to CompTIA, new positions are being created. Specific roles like prompt engineering and AI systems architects are coming into the spotlight. These roles are in line with the AI priorities of several organizations, as stated by Sears.

US employers have displayed considerable hiring activity for AI roles and skills, generating around 200,000 job listings in the past year. AI-specific jobs or positions requiring AI skills have crossed a significant milestone, making up 10% or more of all tech job advertisements in the US, as reported by CompTIA. Demand is increasing in four pre-established job clusters: software development, cybersecurity, systems operations, and data analytics. The alignment of these job clusters with business and tech professionals’ priorities was highlighted in a CompTIA survey conducted in February. According to CompTIA, utilizing AI for enhancing data analytics, understanding the potential cybersecurity threats of AI systems, and integrating and automating business systems to exploit AI are the top priorities.

Business and tech professionals are implementing AI across multiple tech domains, as outlined in the recent CompTIA survey.

“While AI is leading to the creation of some new job roles, millions of current professionals will need to learn new AI skills or upskill to meet the job market’s requirements,” according to Thomas Reilly, CompTIA’s chief product officer. “We plan to develop a variety of certifications and training programs for all career stages, from foundational knowledge necessary for beginners and early-career learners to advanced skills for seasoned workforce professionals.”

CompTIA will continue to monitor the market and keep track of how companies are using AI and the skills their teams need to use the technology most effectively. “We’re also interested in collaborating directly with organizations that are interested in developing AI talent,” Sears says.

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