|For Immediate Release:||20 February 2009|
|PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
CWNP — Certified Wireless Network Professional Renews Exclusive Test Delivery Contract with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., February 20, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed a long-term renewal agreement with CWNP (Certified Wireless Network Professional). As of February 1, 2009, CWNP examinations are only available throughout the expansive Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network worldwide.
The CWNP Program is the industry standard for vendor-neutral wireless network training and certification. CWNP certifications provide IT professionals with a competitive edge, demonstrating an obtained level of expertise regarding wireless LAN infrastructure, regardless of the vendor solution utilized. IT professionals can review for the certification exam via self study, online assistance and through classroom instruction.
“Pearson VUE’s global coverage and flexibility in emerging markets were key factors in our renewal decision process,” said Kevin Sandlin, chief executive officer of CWNP. “Pearson VUE provides a superior level of service, which has made switching our certification program to a single vendor a seamless transition for candidates.”
“We have built a solid relationship with CWNP and will continue to help their program achieve a global presence within the IT certification market,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with CWNP and helping IT professionals who have not had access to testing before become CWNP certified.”
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 most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 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.
CWNP is the de facto standard for enterprise Wi-Fi training and certification. CWNP is the only vendor neutral wireless LAN certification program in the industry, offering four levels of enterprise WLAN certification, from novice to expert. Our focus is to educate IT professionals in the technology behind all enterprise WLAN products, enabling the ability for these professionals to enter an enterprise and manage its wireless LAN infrastructure regardless of the vendor solution utilized. IT professionals in more than 120 countries have achieved CWNP certifications, specializing in how to make wireless LANs more cost-effective, reliable and secure. CWNP is a privately-held corporation based in Atlanta, GA. For more information about CWNP, visit www.cwnp.com.