BLOOMINGTON, Minn., August 8, 2005 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, today announced it signed a multi-year contract with Planet3 Wireless, Inc. to provide computer-based test delivery for the CWNP® Program. The CWNP Program is the industry standard for wireless LAN training and certification. All CWNP exams are now available throughout the Pearson VUE network of more than 3,700 Pearson VUE® Authorized Centers in 145 countries.
A recent CWNP Program review determined that employees at 75 percent of Fortune 100 companies have turned to CWNP for their wireless LAN certification and training needs. Rather than focusing on one specific product line, the CWNP Program consists of vendor-neutral certifications which appeal to organizations that want their IT staffs to become experts at wireless technology. IT professionals in 75 countries have achieved CWNP certification proving their expertise in making wireless LANS more secure, reliable and cost-effective.
The CWNP Program currently has 3 exams available that allow networking professionals to measure their skills in wireless LAN administration (exam PW0-100), wireless LAN security (exam PW0-200), and wireless LAN analysis (exam PW0-205).
“Pearson VUE’s expansive test center network will considerably extend our reach,” said Kevin Sandlin, CEO and cofounder of the CWNP Program. “This collaboration will provide our candidates with added flexibility and convenience by providing more options regarding when and where to test. Additionally, the commitment to quality that’s demonstrated throughout every facet of Pearson VUE’s operations will be extremely valuable to the CWNP Program.”
“The addition of Pearson VUE’s ever-expanding test center network will play a significant role in the growth and expansion of the CWNP Program. Our innovative technology and strong focus on service will provide CWNP candidates with an exceptional testing experience in the most extensive test center network in the industry,” said Bob Whelan, Pearson VUE vice president and general manager.
About The CWNP® Program
The CWNP Program is the industry standard for wireless LAN training and certification. IT professionals in 75 countries have achieved CWNP certifications in how to make wireless LANs more secure, cost-effective, and reliable. The CWNA certification has been recognized as the third fastest growing certification in importance according to a study by CRN. The CWNP Program was created by Planet3 Wireless, Inc., a privately-held Georgia corporation. For more information about the CWNP Program, visit www.cwnp.com.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, which in turn is part of Pearson, the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.