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In partnership with Auburn University, BDPA is providing this service as the next frontier of  BDPA benefits for advancement. The program grants BDPA an opportunity to allow IT professionals a means to validate their skills in a structured certification program geared to the IT industry.

The BDPA IT Institute provides the opportunity for professionals to secure an IT career certification, gain recognition for technical accomplishment and prepare for a career-enhancing promotion or leadership opportunities.

The BDPA IT Institute supports the computer professional by increasing technical competence, maximizing leadership potential and utilizing an academic partnership with Auburn University 's Distance Learning Program. The Institute offers online certification programs supporting the entry-level IT Associate, the mid-level IT Professional and the advanced-level IT Master.

Minority high achievers within the field of Information Technology often struggle to move from purely technical roles to the more influential roles of manager, director or vice-president. BDPA strives to position its members and the community at the fore-front of knowledge and techniques which support the development of the skills required to make this transition. Statistics show that Blacks make up only 3.9% of management positions in IT.

About the BDPA IT Institute
In 2006, BDPA entered into a partnership with Auburn University to provide an Academic Chair to the BDPA IT Institute and to use its Office of Distance Learning to deliver the IT Institute certification content. For more information about the BDPA IT Institute, please contact BDPA or visit Auburn University.


About Auburn University
Auburn University is a preeminent land-grant and comprehensive research institution with more than 23,000 students and 6,500 faculty and staff. Ranked among the top 50 public universities nationally, Auburn is Alabama 's largest educational institution, offering more than 230 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. For more information about Auburn University , please visit

The BDPA Corporate Sponsorship Program offers corporations an opportunity to partner with BDPA to meet corporate goals and objectives for recruiting, employee development, and philanthropic endeavors. Please click here for more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities.

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