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For Immediate Release: 2 July 2007
Contact: Pearson VUE
Julie Boyce

Riverbed Signs Agreement With Pearson VUE for Computer-Based Test Delivery

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 2, 2007 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced it signed an exclusive contract with Riverbed Technology, Inc. to launch the computer-based test delivery of their certification exam, the Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional (RCSP). This exam is available throughout the expansive Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network of more than 4,000 test centers worldwide.

Riverbed® is the performance leader in wide area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. Riverbed enables application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today. Organizations that deploy Riverbed’s Steelhead® appliances see faster application performance, including file sharing, email and document management systems.

“After extensive evaluation of other solutions in the industry, we selected Pearson VUE over the competition,” said Dr. Steve Smoot, vice president of technical operations at Riverbed. “With the company growth we’ve experienced and our new certification program, we needed a testing provider that could provide the global reach and service we were looking for. Pearson VUE was the perfect fit for our needs.”

Robert Whelan, Pearson VUE president, said, “We are excited that Riverbed Technology has chosen Pearson VUE as their testing provider of choice. A growing company like Riverbed serving a global customer base needs the far-reaching breadth of Pearson VUE’s 4,000 test centers worldwide.”

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 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.

Last updated 2007-07-02