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For Immediate Release: 23 July 2009
PR Contacts: Adam Gaber

Certification Partners Renews Contract for Delivery of CIW exams with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 23, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has renewed a long-term agreement with Certification Partners to continue delivery of the CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) program. CIW examinations will continue to be available throughout the worldwide Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network.

The CIW program teaches today’s Web technologies, focusing on Web design, Web development, database design, and security. Over 130,000 individuals around the world have become CIW certified. CIW’s Foundations certification verifies that individuals are ready to begin working in today’s digital workplace and embark on a life-long learning path in the IT profession. Additional certifications include Master Designer, Database Design Specialist and Security Essentials.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Pearson VUE,” said James Stanger, President of Certification Partners and Chief Certification Architect for the CIW program. “The customer service they have provided CIW has been superior. We know that when candidates test within the Pearson VUE network, they have a quality experience.”

“Pearson VUE has built a strong relationship with the CIW program over the last eight years,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We are confident that Pearson VUE’s global test center network and innovative technology will continue to support the growth of CIW certifications.”

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 2009-07-23