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For Immediate Release: 31 March 2009
PR Contacts: Adam Gaber

Novell Selects Pearson VUE as its Worldwide Test Delivery Provider

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 31, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, has announced that Novell has selected it to deliver their certification examinations as their single provider after more than ten years of utilizing multiple test delivery providers.

Novell offers industry-leading certifications that are globally recognized and required by an increasing number of employers. As a result of this contract, Pearson VUE assumes singular responsibility for the administration of 23 different Novell certification exam titles.

“Novell has enjoyed a long and extremely successful history with Pearson VUE,” said Mary Jo Swenson, Executive Director of Global Training Services at Novell. “The decision to move to a primary provider allows us to streamline our program, operate more efficiently, and ultimately grow the international presence of our certification program—all at a time where the need for the better security and data protection available only through Pearson VUE has never been more apparent.”

“Novell was our very first client, and we have developed extensive ties and achieved many milestones together,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We are thrilled with Novell’s decision and look forward to working closely with Novell for many years to come.”

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.

Last updated 2009-03-31