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KYOCERA Mita America Backs CompTIA CDIA+ Certification

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill, November 8, 2004 — The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today that Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, has joined the CompTIA CDIA+ advisory committee. As part of this distinction, Kyocera Mita America sales and marketing personnel, as well as selected sales representatives employed by authorized dealers, are now required to become CompTIA CDIA+ certified.

CompTIA CDIA+ certification is an internationally recognized credential, acknowledging competency and professionalism in the document imaging and management industry. Certified professionals possess the expertise to analyze business processes and design appropriate document imaging and management solutions. The CDIA+ exam tests knowledge mastery of scanning, storing, and output of black-and-white and color documents.

“It is essential that customers know they are being served by knowledgeable and qualified document imaging and management specialists,” said Thom Brasuell, Kyocera Mita America, director, education services. “Having Kyocera Mita America as well as dealer personnel certified to an internationally recognized competency standard is a significant statement of our intent to provide the utmost in application expertise. By joining the CDIA+ committee, Kyocera Mita America aligns itself with the global document management community to ensure the continued development and relevance of this important certificate.”

The CompTIA CDIA+ certification was developed in 1995 as an industry initiative to establish an independent professional standard for sales representatives. The 85-question, 90-minute CDIA+ certification exam underwent a complete upgrade in 2001. Increasingly, major contracts specify that bidders must have CDIA+ certified personnel on staff.

CompTIA urges candidates to carefully review certification objectives prior to taking the CDIA+ exam and to use the objectives as an effective content study guide. Exams are given at Pearson VUE and Thomson Prometric testing centers across the globe. CDIA+ objectives and exam related information are posted on the CompTIA website www.comptia.org.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is a global trade association representing the business interests of the information technology industry. For more than 22 years CompTIA has provided research, networking and partnering opportunities to its more than 20,000 members in 102 countries. The association is involved in developing standards and best practices, and influencing the political, economic and educational arenas that impact IT worldwide. More information is at www.comptia.org.

About Kyocerta Mita America
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the year ended March 31, 2004.


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