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For Immediate Release: 1 April 2009
PR Contacts: Adam Gaber

Pearson VUE Secures Test Delivery Contract with Adobe

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., April 1, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced today that it has signed a contract renewal with Adobe Systems Incorporated that designates Pearson VUE as Adobe’s exclusive testing provider. All exams will be delivered globally through the Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network of over 5,000 sites in 165 countries throughout the world.

Pearson VUE administers the exams for the Adobe Certified program. The Adobe Certified program was established to help design and development professionals gain recognition for their Adobe product expertise. It is now recognized as an industry standard of excellence worldwide.

The renewal to an exclusive relationship allows Adobe to take advantage of security enhancements that Pearson VUE has implemented to protect the value of IT certification, including its enhanced security protocol, which captures candidate photos and signatures as part of the admissions process. In addition, Adobe will have the opportunity to use Pearson VUE’s data mining services that allow for more detailed analysis, as well as strategic marketing and program growth decisions.

“Pearson VUE is our exclusive exam delivery partner largely because of the level of service and security they provide.” said Linda Page, director, Partner Programs at Adobe. “We look forward to implementing the latest enhancements to provide additional security for our customers taking the Adobe Certified Expert tests.”

“Adobe is a household name. Their certification programs clearly identify those individuals that have achieved proficiency using Adobe’s industry-leading products or instructing others in their use,” explained Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We are very pleased our industry-leading commitment to customer service and security has been recognized by Adobe through the award of this important contract.”

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 2009-04-01