HOUSTON, TX, April 5, 2004 — Expanding professional certifications to help customers maximize their technology investments, BindView Corp. (NASDAQ: BVEW), a leading provider of policy compliance, vulnerability management, directory administration and migration solutions, today announced that it has engaged Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, to be the exclusive exam delivery provider of BindView computer-based certification exams. The BindView certification exams, which test the end user’s understanding of the BindView product and solutions portfolio, will be available to customers through the global Pearson VUE™ Authorized Center network beginning this month.
Through the new Pearson VUE agreement, IT professionals can receive testing certifications for the BindView Certified Systems Administration (BCSA) and BindView Certified Security Professional (BCSP) examinations through Pearson VUE’s global network of centers. These certifications deem the end-user capable of deploying BindView’s vulnerability management solutions within enterprise environments to help reduce system risk and increase operating efficiencies.
“BindView searched for a provider with an international array of testing centers for our customers to earn their BCSA and BCSP certifications, and support both our domestic and international growth,” said BindView Director of Worldwide Professional Services Daren Glenister. “Pearson VUE conducts examinations for many of the marquis brand names in the IT industry, and provides a global network of professionals and testing centers that are available where our customers are located.”
Headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, Pearson VUE implements innovative testing solutions that enhance the performance reliability and security of licensing and certification programs throughout the world. Pearson VUE provides a comprehensive delivery network of 202 company-owned Pearson Professional Centers in the United States and its territories, and more than 3,500 authorized test centers worldwide.
“Our experienced staff is working closely with BindView to ensure a smooth launch, with the express goal of providing its BCSA and BCSP candidates the best possible testing experience,” said Bob Whelan, vice president and general manager of Pearson VUE.
BindView also announced last year a training agreement with the University of Phoenix, which provides undergraduate college credit and Continuing Professional Education credit for earning the BCSA and BCSP designations.
Customers looking to earn the BCSP and BCSA certifications are able to register on-line for certification testing at www.PearsonVUE.com/bindview.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, which in turn is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.
BindView Corporation is a leading provider of proactive business policy, IT security and directory management software worldwide. BindView solutions and services enable customers to centralize and automate policy compliance, vulnerability assessment, directory administration and migration across the entire organization. With BindView insight at work™, customers benefit from reduced risk and improved operational efficiencies with a verifiable return on investment. More than 20 million licenses have shipped to 5,000 companies worldwide, spanning all major business segments and the public sector. Contact BindView via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BindView’s World Wide Web Site at www.bindview.com. BindView can also be reached at 1-800-749-8439 or at 1-713-561-4000.