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For Immediate Release: 12 March 2009
PR Contacts: Adam Gaber

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Signs Renewal of Global Test Delivery Contract with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 12, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced today that it has signed a contract with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) for global delivery of LPI’s certification exams. LPI certification exams are available globally through the Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network of over 5,000 sites in 165 countries throughout the world.

The Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) program was established to help IT professionals using the Linux operating system and its associated tools gain recognition for their product expertise. The multi-level program was designed to be vendor neutral and follows the Linux Standard Base and other relevant standards and conventions. The LPIC is recognized as an industry standard of excellence worldwide.

“The growth of LPI’s program mirrors the growth of the Linux operating system and its tools,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “LPI is well-positioned to continue their market leadership, and we are pleased they have recognized our hard work with this contract renewal.”

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.

About Linux Professional Institute

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI’s major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

Last updated 2009-03-12