|For Immediate Release:||21 May 2007|
Citrix Expands Testing Opportunities for Candidates Through Partnership with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., May 21, 2007 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson, announced today that they have signed a contract with Citrix® to deliver certification exams, effective immediately.
This partnership will give candidates seeking Citrix certification expanded access to 4,400 test center locations in 162 countries through the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center network, more than doubling the number of Citrix authorized testing centers worldwide. In addition to increasing the number of test centers offering Citrix certification exams, Pearson VUE provides flexible exam registration, reliable test delivery and outstanding customer service to Citrix candidates.
“As the demand for Citrix certification continues to grow, expanding the number of test center locations is essential for providing the best possible service to our candidates,“ said Julieann Scalisi, senior director of Citrix Education. “Pearson VUE’s global network of test centers and reputation for outstanding service were significant factors in our decision to add an additional test delivery provider.“
Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “Pearson VUE’s extensive test center network will considerably extend the reach of the Citrix certification program. Our flexible technology and attention to service will provide Citrix exam candidates with an exceptional testing experience.“
Citrix certification candidates can visit www.PearsonVUE.com to register for Citrix exams available through the Pearson VUE network. A complete list of Citrix Education offerings is available at www.CitrixEducation.com.”
About Pearson VUE and Promissor
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 world’s 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 Citrix Education
Citrix Education offers Citrix customers and partners a solid knowledge base of Citrix products, technology and best practices. This is accomplished through a robust curriculum that includes instructor-led and e-learning courses, and culminates with certification exams. Citrix training and certifications enable IT professionals to build Citrix environments, as well as maintain and maximize Citrix deployments. For more information about training and the industry-recognized certifications offered by Citrix Education, go to www.citrixeducation.com.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion.