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For Immediate Release: 17 July 2008
PR Contact: Pearson VUE
Mary Beth Mohn, Marketing Director
Object Management Group
Stephanie Covert
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Object Management Group Transitions its Certification Programs to Pearson VUE

OMG certification programs test knowledge in areas of UML® modeling, Real-time and Embedded Systems and Business Process Management

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 17, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, today announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Object Management Group™ (OMG™) to provide test delivery for its OMG Certified programs: the OMG-Certified UML Professional (OCUP™), the OMG-Certified Real-time and Embedded Systems Specialist (OCRES™), and the OMG-Certified Expert in Business Process Management (OCEB™). All exams are available in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India through the broad-based Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network.

The OCUP certification is awarded at three levels: fundamental, intermediate, and advanced, and demonstrates candidates’ knowledge of OMG’s Unified Modeling Language™ (UML), the industry standard for modeling. The OCRES certification is awarded at the intermediate and advanced levels, demonstrating candidates’ knowledge of OMG’s suite of specifications for distributed Real-time and Embedded computing. The OCEB certification is currently in beta testing. Its five new exams will test candidates’ knowledge and skills in Business Process Management (BPM) and cover material important to a candidate’s ability to participate in or lead real-world initiatives in enterprise BPM.

“Pearson VUE was chosen as our sole testing partner because of their stellar service reputation and commitment to industry-leading technology,” said Bill Hoffman, president, Object Management Group. “We’re confident our new and existing certification programs will continue to grow and thrive in Pearson VUE’s Authorized Test Center network.”

“OMG is a clear market leader. We are thrilled that OMG has decided to partner with Pearson VUE,” said Robert Whelan, president, Pearson VUE. “OMG’s decision to launch its current and new certification programs in the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center network will provide the coverage and level of service OMG and OMG candidates are looking for.”

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.

About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space.

OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. OMG, in partnership with the UML Technology Institute (UTI), develops certification programs for UML modeling, Real-time and Embedded Systems and Business Process Management.

More information about OMG can be found at www.omg.org. OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.

Last updated 2008-07-17