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For Immediate Release: 22 September 2009
PR Contacts: Adam Gaber

SPSS Inc. Chooses Pearson VUE to Administer Certification Exams

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 22, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed an agreement with SPSS Inc. as its test delivery provider. PASW Statistics Certification examinations will be available throughout the expansive Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network worldwide starting in November 2009.

PASW® Statistics Certification offers an objective assessment of an individual’s skill in PASW Statistics — the foundation of Predictive Analytics. With this certification program, SPSS has created a body of statistical knowledge that can advance the skills of analysts, statisticians and business line managers — across any industry — and give organizations greater confidence in hiring those with proficiency in the world’s leading statistical software.

“Pearson VUE’s experience, security and program flexibility were key factors in choosing them to administer our certification program and test an individual’s professional competence with PASW Statistics,” Michael Bigenwald, vice president of worldwide education for SPSS. “Pearson VUE’s vast global network will help our certification program reach our customers across the world.”

“We’re excited SPSS has entrusted Pearson VUE with its PASW Statistics Certification,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We strive to provide an optimal balance of security and reach, and we’re confident that we can provide candidates with greater convenience while safeguarding the integrity of the SPSS certification program.”

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 2009-09-22