News | July 27, 2010

CompTIA Welcomes MSP University Boot Camp To Breakaway 2010

CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced recently it will host an MSP University Boot Camp during Breakaway 2010, North America's premier event for the IT channel.

Breakaway is set for Aug. 9 – 12 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas. MSP University Boot Camp will co-locate with Breakaway and also run from Aug. 9-12.

"We're pleased to welcome MSP University and its Boot Camp attendees to Breakaway," said Kelly Ricker, vice president, events, CompTIA. "Breakaway offers a rich selection of educational content and networking opportunities for IT channel companies. By co-locating these two important conferences, we're providing attendees with significant additional value for their investment."

MSP University, the largest online resource and consultancy dedicated to business transformation and improvement strategies for IT professionals and managed service providers worldwide, hosts thousands of attendees each year at its international Boot Camps.

"MSP University's alliance with CompTIA is a realization of our continuing objective to seek out and engage with strategic business partners that demonstrate channel leadership and add value to our members' businesses," said Erick Simpson, vice president, MSP University. "We look forward to providing our Boot Camp attendees a uniquely valuable experience through this one-of-a-kind training and educational opportunity at Breakaway."

All registrants for the MSP University Boot Camp in San Antonio will receive complementary admission to Breakaway. Boot Camp registrants are also eligible to receive the special CompTIA Breakaway room rate of $129 per night at the JW Marriott resort.

Breakaway offers technology companies a unique stage to promote their products, recruit business partners and interact with more than one thousand conference attendees. Attendees can participate in educational tracks covering key technology areas such as healthcare IT, cyber security and managed IT services. Breakaway also provides a unique forum for peer-to-peer networking with other business leaders to share ideas and advice on how to grow an IT business.

CompTIA reseller, vendor and distributor members can attend Breakaway for free, but registration is required. The conference also is open to non-members, including technology resellers, distributors and vendors. The non-member reseller registration price is $250, while the non-member vendor or distributor registration price is $650. The non-member registration can be applied toward the cost of a one-year membership in CompTIA. For more information, visit

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. For more information, visit

About MSP University
MSP University provides IT business operations, sales and marketing and technical service delivery improvement education, training, fulfillment and consulting services to Fortune 50 manufacturers, distributors, membership organizations, vendor channels, franchises and thousands of independent IT service organizations worldwide. MSP University is the ultimate resource for IT solution providers, whether preparing to transition to an annuity-based Managed Services delivery model, or who are already delivering Managed Services, and wish to increase their knowledge of IT and Managed Services vendors, services, solutions and business, technical and sales and marketing best practices to drive revenue and increase profitability. MSP University helps solution providers succeed…period. For more information, visit