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NCS-VUE Awarded Exclusive Testing at Prominent Microsoft Event

NCS-VUE Chosen Again to Deliver Large-Scale Testing

Minneapolis, Minn. May 16, 2000 — National Computer Systems, Inc., (NCS) (NASDAQ: NLCS) has announced that Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), the Information Technology (IT) testing service of NCS, was selected by Microsoft Corporation to be the exclusive testing provider of Microsoft certification exams at Tech•Ed 2000 in Orlando, FL, June 4-8. This is the second consecutive year that NCS-VUE was chosen to provide exam delivery at this prestigious event.

Tech•Ed 2000 is the largest technical training and support event offered by Microsoft. Over 10,000 developers and IT professionals will receive in-depth technical education on the latest Microsoft products, technologies and services. VUE expects to deliver more than 1,000 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams during the conference.

Registered attendees of Tech•Ed 2000 can take discounted MCP exams on site during Tech•Ed 2000. The first 750 exams registered to be taken at Tech•Ed 2000 are offered at a promotional discount of 50% off full price. After 750 exams are registered, additional exams will be offered at full price on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows. For more information on Tech•Ed 2000, please visit msdn.microsoft.com/events/teched. To register for a discounted exam, please visit www.vue.com/ms.

VUE (www.vue.com) is the IT testing, course registration and training administration division of NCS. From operational centers in the United States, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and China, VUE provides a variety of services to the IT training industry. Currently serving over 100 countries, there are more than 2,000 VUE Authorized Testing Centers in its rapidly expanding network. NCS is a global information services company providing software, services, systems, and Internet-based technologies for the collection, management, and interpretation of data. Headquartered in Minneapolis, NCS (www.ncs.com) serves important segments of the education, testing, assessment and complex data management markets with nearly 5,000 employees serving its customers from more than 30 locations worldwide.

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