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For Immediate Release: 5 January 2007
Contact: Pearson VUE
Julie Boyce

Pearson VUE Signs Global Testing Contract with SCP

Pearson VUE to Deliver SCP exams worldwide, with exclusivity on US Military Installations

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., January 5, 2007 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson, announced it signed a three-year contract with The Security Certified Program (SCP) to begin delivering their SCP Certification exams globally through the Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network, as well as exclusively on United States military installations throughout the world. With the addition of SCP, Pearson VUE will be able to deliver exams for each technical category (I, II and III) of the DoD Directive 8570.1M.

Security Certified Program develops and validates skills of information technology professionals. SCP offers a vendor neutral security certification program that proves individuals have acquired skills needed to be certified as a Security Certified Network Professional (DoD Tech Level 2) or a Security Certified Network Architect (DoD Tech Level 3). “Information security training and certification is now mission critical for IT professionals and organizations and we are excited to partner with Pearson VUE to deliver our certification exams,” said Warren Peterson, president of The Security Certified Program. “Pearson VUE’s extensive worldwide testing channel coupled with their leadership on government initiatives make them a perfect fit for our program.”

“Pearson VUE is pleased to be delivering SCP certification exams through the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Network. We are proud to be the exclusive provider of their exams on US military installations, providing service members with the convenience of testing wherever they serve,” said Pearson VUE president Robert Whelan.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the worldís largest network of test centers in 151 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by academic, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. Pearson acquired Promissor, which is now a business of Pearson VUE, extending its leadership in the testing and certification industry.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group.

About The Security Certified Program
The Security Certified Program (SCP) (www.SecurityCertified.Net) provides real world security education and certifications that will improve job skills and create more secure organizations. SCPdevelops multi-level, vendor neutral, security certification and training programs, which enables individuals to acquire necessary job skills and get certified. Certifications include: Security Certified Network Specialist (SCNS), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) and Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA). Training is available through the SCP network of authorized training partners worldwide. The Security Certified Program, LLC is a privately-held company, based in Illinois, USA. For more information, please visit www.SecurityCertified.Net.

Last updated 2007-01-05