|For Immediate Release:||20 October 2008|
|Pearson PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
Citrix Education and Pearson VUE Launch “Take 2” Certification Offer
New exam program minimizes the financial risk of certification testing
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., October 20, 2008 — Citrix Education and its global testing provider, Pearson VUE, a business of Pearson, today announced the “Take 2” Exam Program. This program allows candidates pursuing Citrix certifications the opportunity to purchase a special voucher at a nominal premium which will allow them two chances to pass an exam.
Available for a limited time, the Take 2 Exam Program includes all currently active Citrix exams and is open to all Citrix certification candidates. Through the new program, candidates purchase a special voucher priced slightly higher than the price for the exam selected. In exchange, if a candidate fails the exam on their first attempt, he or she is given the opportunity to retake the same exam at no additional cost.
“The Take 2 Exam Program was designed to encourage more IT professionals to attain Citrix certifications by reducing the risks involved,” said Julieann Scalisi, managing director of Citrix Education, for Citrix Systems. “Given that competition in the IT job market is fierce, certified IT professionals are seeking to differentiate themselves and we want to continue to support those who are doing so by attaining Citrix certifications.”
Vouchers for the Take 2 Exam Program are currently available for purchase exclusively through Pearson VUE until December 31, 2008. Both the initial and retake exams must be taken by January 31, 2009. For additional details and ordering information, please visit www.pearsonvue.com/citrix/take2.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s largest and most secure network of test centers in 162 countries. 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 official training, exams and certifications on Citrix products, technology and best practices. This is accomplished through a robust curriculum that includes instructor-led and self-paced online courses, and culminates with certification exams. Citrix training and certifications enable IT professionals to build, maintain and maximize Citrix environments. 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 215,000 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 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.