|For Immediate Release:||14 July 2008|
|PR Contacts:||Pearson VUE
Divya Laul, Marketing Manager
NIIT and Pearson VUE to offer Testing facilities in India
New Delhi, July 14, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, and NIIT Ltd., the leading Global Talent Development Corporation, have agreed to expand their certification network in India, and extend a range of IT and non-IT tests for students and professionals, across the country.
NIIT, which offers IT training in various cutting-edge platforms and technologies in the individual and enterprise segment, will also offer testing for Pearson VUE’s key IT clients. Through this relationship, NIIT students will benefit from the convenience of testing at the same place where they receive training, and Pearson VUE’s candidates will benefit from additional testing locations and easy access to NIIT’s prominently located centres.
According to Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT, “Our curriculum design competency, distributed education process management and ability to partner with world’s leading technology companies make us the preferred choice of students and employers. NIIT’s relationship with Pearson VUE will strengthen our IT testing services, and develop a large pool of certified professionals for the global IT industry.”
The alliance with Pearson VUE will enable NIIT to offer Cisco tests for students and professionals aspiring to build careers in the Infrastructure Management space. NIIT and Cisco recently agreed to offer training on the latter’s authorized curriculum, and enable Cisco certification for students aspiring to build careers as networking professionals and system engineers.
“This relationship will foster development of a certified talent pool to meet the growing demand of the industry,” said Sarvesh Shrivastava, Managing Director, Pearson VUE Asia Pacific. “We are committed to providing NIIT and its students with exceptional test delivery services through our advanced technology and superior customer service,” added Mr. Shrivastava.
NIIT and Pearson VUE plan to set up testing facilities in Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune, in the first phase. The new facilities will offer Tests in the non-IT space as well.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company’s innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.
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.
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 IT trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 34 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2007. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include: Industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT: GNIIT, Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE) and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.
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NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
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NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 7700 government and private schools.
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NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.