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The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a global nonprofit trade association founded in 1982. Originally known as the Association of Better Computer Dealers (ABCD), CompTIA's founders represented five microcomputer dealers. Today, CompTIA has more than 2,000 members.
Since its inception, CompTIA has established foundational objectives, goals and a broad range of membership benefits. CompTIA is geared toward enhancing the technology industry and facilitating communication between customers and government agencies with programs focused on the following four principles: