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e-book prepares aspiring managers of digital information for CompTIA's rigorous updated certification exam

MALVERN, Pa., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced it has authored the first study guide for the newly updated CompTIA CDIA+ certification exam. CDIA+ is a key credential for managers of digital business information.

The new CompTIA CDIA+ (CD0-001) Certification Handbook covers all the new subject matter on the updated exam, such as cloud computing, mobile technology, regulatory changes and computations for information volume, network bandwidth and information storage. These are all critical considerations for fostering the digital information companies seek in this new world of work.

The e-book is published by CompTIA, the premier IT credentialing body, which licensed the content from Ricoh to create the first exam preparation guide CompTIA has ever published. Typically, study guides are published and sold by third parties.

Employers and business clients prize certified CDIA+ professionals, who by passing the rigorous exam prove their expertise in a wide variety of best practices for capturing, transforming and managing the information fueling organizations of every kind. The CompTIA CDIA+ certification covers all the major areas of planning, designing and specifying a digital imaging and content management system. It also provides intensive training to equip account executives and managers with the best foundation for electronic workflow and client IT support. There are more than 13,000 CDIA+ professionals in the world today. Ricoh adapted the e-book content from the intensive training it provides to employees.

"CDIA+ is an incredibly useful credential, and a lot of effort went into updating the certification and preparing the study guide," said James Stanger, senior director, product management, CompTIA. "We're extremely pleased with the quality, depth and breadth of the content Ricoh has developed. The case study and questions are based on authentic customer scenarios, not rote knowledge, and focus extensively on both the emerging technology and legal considerations in enterprise content management that will make the biggest differences in clients' business success."

Information management professionals who achieve CDIA+ certification typically have titles like electronic records manager, enterprise content management administrator, solution sales specialist or ECM (enterprise content management) consultant.

"To help these professionals prepare, this new study guide directly leverages the expertise Ricoh has developed in finding new ways to help our customers make information work for them," said Dominic Pontrelli, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Similar to Ricoh – but on an individual scale – managers of digital business information are focused on capturing, transforming and managing information so that it gets to the right people at the right time to make critical business decisions."

The study guide is available on the Amazon Kindle store, iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. It  incorporates a wide array of material on enterprise content management, information capture, storage, networking, security, compliance, needs analysis, solution design and implementation. CompTIA enlisted the Vook publishing company to produce the e-book, available in the MOBI and common EPUB e-book formats.

For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology (ICT) 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 CompTIA online and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/.

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Contact:

John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023 
john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
(630) 678-8468
sostrowski@comptia.org

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