Pearson VUE Mengakuisisi Certiport

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MINNEAPOLIS, 17 Mei 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

Pemimpin dalam Pengujian Berbasis Komputer Bekerja Sama Memperluas Solusi
Pembelajaran dan Penilaian di Seluruh Dunia

Pearson VUE, cabang pengujian berbasis komputer Pearson, hari ini
mengumumkan akuisisi Certiport, penyedia terkemuka solusi uji sertifikasi dan
praktek berbasis kinerja bagi pasar lembaga akademik, tenaga kerja dan
teknologi perusahaan. Dengan bekerja sama dengan Certiport, Pearson VUE
memajukan komitmennya untuk menawarkan solusi pembelajaran dan penilaian
profesional terkuat dan menyeluruh di seluruh dunia.

Akuisisi Certiport memperluas jangkauan produk dan geografis Pearson VUE.
Ujian tingkat dasar dan materi persiapan uji Certiport akan membantu Pearson
VUE menjalin hubungan dengan para profesional bidang teknologi pada awal karir
akademik dan profesional mereka. Akuisisi ini juga mendukung ekspansi Pearson
VUE ke pasar internasional yang tumbuh pesat dengan lebih dari separuh
pendapatan Certiport berasal dari luar Amerika Utara.

Sebagai penyedia terkemuka program sertifikasi tingkat dasar dari
Microsoft(R), Adobe(R), HP(R), CompTIA(R), AutoDesk(R), Intuit(R) dan
perusahaan lain yang telah diakui industri, Certiport memiliki 12.000 Pusat
Pengujian Resmi Certiport (Certiport Authorized Testing Centers) di seluruh
dunia dan memberikan lebih dari dua juta ujian di 150 negara setiap tahun.

Bob Whelan, CEO, Pearson VUE berkata, “Certiport adalah bisnis penilaian
global sukses yang amat melengkapi model penilaian berisiko tinggi Pearson VUE.
Kami terkesan dengan pertumbuhan perusahaan, kaliber tinggi karyawan, klien,
dan mitra Certiport dan kami mengharapkan peluang pertumbuhan yang akan
dihasilkan dari akuisisi ini.”

Certiport, yang berkantor pusat di American Fork, Utah, bertujuan
membantu orang unggul dan berhasil melalui sertifikasi. Syarat dan ketentuan
semua kontrak mitra Certiport akan tetap berlaku. Certiport akan terus
beroperasi secara independen dan memberikan rencana bisnis perusahaan yang
berfokus pada mitra, dengan pengawasan dari Pearson VUE.

“Fokus intens Certiport pada layanan pelanggan, pengakuan merek terkemuka
kami di pasar penilaian dan sertifikasi global, serta kinerja keuangan solid
kami menarik Pearson ke perusahaan kami,” ujar Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport.
“Transaksi yang telah mapan ini mengesahkan kinerja dan strategi bisnis kami,
serta membuktikan nilai yang tercipta dengan basis karyawan berpengetahuan dan
terampil. Kami sangat antusias atas potensi penawaran produk baru dan jaringan
distribusi luas yang akan dinikmati para klien dan mitra dengan kepemilikan
baru.”

Tentang Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (http://www.PearsonVUE.com) adalah pemimpin global dalam
pengujian berbasis komputer untuk program pengujian teknologi informasi,
akademik, pemerintah dan profesional di seluruh dunia. Pearson VUE menyediakan
beragam layanan mulai dari pengembangan uji hingga manajemen data, serta
memberikan ujian melalui jaringan pusat uji paling menyeluruh dan aman di dunia
di 170 negara. Pearson VUE, yang berbasis di Minneapolis, MN, adalah anak
perusahaan Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), perusahaan pendidikan dan informasi
internasional, yang bisnisnya meliputi Financial Times Group, Pearson Education
dan Penguin Group.

Tentang Certiport
Certiport adalah penyedia terkemuka layanan pengembangan ujian
sertifikasi, penyampaian dan manajemen program yang disampaikan melalui
jaringan luas lebih dari 12.000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers di seluruh
dunia. Certiport mengelola portofolio canggih program sertifikasi terkemuka
termasuk: program sertifikasi resmi Microsoft Office Specialist, program
sertifikasi Microsoft Technology Associate, program sertifikasi Adobe(R)
Certified Associate, HP Accredited Technical Associate, CompTIA Strata(TM) IT
Fundamentals, program sertifikasi Autodesk Certified User, program sertifikasi
Intuit QuickBooks Certified User dan Internet and Computing Core Certification
(IC3(R)). Certiport terpercaya memberikan lebih dari dua juta uji setiap tahun
di seluruh pasar sekunder, pasca-sekunder, tenaga kerja dan teknologi
perusahaan di lebih dari 153 negara dan dalam 27 bahasa di seluruh dunia. Untuk
informasi lebih lanjut, silakan kunjungi http://www.certiport.com atau follow
Certiport di Twitter di http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

“Certiport,” “IC3” dan “MeasureUp” adalah merek dagang terdaftar
Certiport, Inc. di Amerika Serikat dan negara lain. Nama perusahaan dan produk
aktual tersebut di sini boleh jadi merupakan merek dagang pemiliknya
masing-masing.

SUMBER: Pearson VUE

KONTAK: Adam Gaber
Pearson
+1-800-745-8489
adam.gaber@pearson.com
@apgaber atau @nextgenassess (Twitter)


Pearson VUE Acquires Certiport

MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

Leaders in Computer-Based Testing Join Forces to Expand Professional Learning and Assessment Solutions Globally

Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing arm of Pearson, today announced the acquisition of Certiport, a leading provider of performance-based certification exams and practice test solutions for academic institutions, workforce and corporate technology markets. By joining forces with Certiport, Pearson VUE is furthering its commitment to offering the most robust, end-to-end professional learning and assessment solutions across the globe.

The acquisition of Certiport extends Pearson VUE’s product range and geographic reach. Certiport’s foundational level exams and test preparation materials will help Pearson VUE build relationships with technology professionals early in their academic and professional careers. The acquisition also supports Pearson VUE’s expansion into fast-growing international markets with more than half of Certiport’s revenue coming from outside North America.

As a leading provider of foundational level certification programs from Microsoft(R), Adobe(R), HP(R), CompTIA(R), AutoDesk(R), Intuit(R) and other industry-recognized credentials, Certiport has 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers around the globe and delivers more than two million exams across 150 countries annually.

Bob Whelan, CEO, Pearson VUE said, “Certiport is a successful global assessment business which perfectly complements Pearson VUE’s own high-stakes assessment model. We are impressed with the company’s growth, the high caliber of Certiport’s employees, clients, and partners and we look forward to the growth opportunities that will result from this acquisition.”

Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, Certiport is dedicated to helping people excel and succeed through certification. The terms and conditions of all Certiport partner contracts will remain in place. Certiport will continue to operate independently and deliver on the company’s partner-focused business plan, with oversight from Pearson VUE.

“Certiport’s intense focus on customer service, our leading brand recognition in the global assessment and certification market, and our solid financial performance attracted Pearson to our company,” said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. “This well-positioned transaction validates our performance and business strategy, and proves the value that comes with a knowledgeable and skilled employee base. We are excited about the potential for new product offerings and an expanded distribution network our clients and partners will enjoy with new ownership.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (http://www.PearsonVUE.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 170 countries. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

About Certiport
Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe(R) Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata(TM) IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3(R)). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 153 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

“Certiport,” “IC3” and “MeasureUp” are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Pearson VUE

CONTACT: Adam Gaber
Pearson
+1-800-745-8489
adam.gaber@pearson.com
@apgaber or @nextgenassess (Twitter)