MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., August 16, 2001 — VUE, an NCS Pearson business, and Reef S.A./N.V. today announced that Reef certification exams are now being delivered through the VUE™ Authorized Testing Center network. Effective August 6, 2001, Reef launched its certification exam program with the availability of two exams offered in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Exams will be available in the Asia Pacific region later this year. The exams are offered only at VUE Authorized Testing Centers.
Reef, a private company based in Brussels, Belgium, is a leading Internet software provider that enables companies of all sizes to electronically manage, access and communicate knowledge and information to any internal or external point, via Web sites, extranets, intranets and corporate portals. The company serves a broad range of industries, including media/entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, information technology, finance, and retail. Reef has received recognition from TIME Digital Europe Magazine for two consecutive years, ranking as one of Europe’s Hottest Technology Firms.
“Reef is committed to delivering the training and tools required to enable our business partners to become experts in the integration of our technology offerings. Because our customers and partners are our greatest commodity, we only align ourselves with vendors who replicate our high standards in the skills that they offer,” stated Deborah Marzohl, Reef channel marketing director. “We are confident that by utilizing a renowned certification business like VUE, our certified Web Designers and Web Integrators will be able to attain the highest level of qualification which is recognisable worldwide.”
“Our business partners are located through out the world and it was essential to Reef to work with a certification business that could provide the same level of service to our partners, regardless of its geographic location,” continued Ms. Marzohl. “VUE not only does this but also offers a great online service.”
Anneleen Vaandrager, VUE vice president, EMEA, said, “VUE is very pleased to be able to deliver Reef’s certification exams. The partnering of VUE’s superior testing technology and a company ranked as one of Europe’s hottest technology firms, Reef, is not only mutually beneficial, but an exciting combination of advanced technology.”
NCS Pearson implements innovative testing solutions that enhance the performance, reliability and security of testing programs throughout the world by means of its electronic testing business, VUE. VUE’s unique, high-security Internet-based test delivery system meets the needs of the Information Technology (IT) industry and the Professional Certification and Licensure market through two quality test delivery networks. The VUE Authorized Testing Center network has more than 2800 locations serving over 120 countries and is still growing. From operation centers in the US, the Netherlands, Australia, China, India and Japan, this network delivers primarily Information Technology certification exams for industry leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, CompTIA and many more. Visit VUE at www.vue.com.
Reef is a leading global Internet software company that provides an open, integrated, software-based foundation for managing dynamic e-business. Companies of all sizes use Reef InternetWare® software to embrace continuous change and maximize e-business efficiencies by empowering non-technical business professionals to directly manage online content, commerce, community services, and business process coordination using a standard web browser. Led by an experienced management team with proven industry success, the company serves a broad range of industries, including media/entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, information technology, finance, and retail. With offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America, Reef can be found on the Web at www.reef.com.