|For Immediate Release:||12 January 2011|
|PR Contact:||Jack Gibson
+44 (0)207 010 2139
AppSense Selects Pearson VUE to Deliver Assessment for its Certification Programme for User Virtualization via Computer-Based Testing
London, U.K., January 12, 2011 — Pearson VUE has entered into an exclusive partnership with AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization solutions, to ensure assessment delivery for its comprehensive Certification Programme via computer-based testing.
User virtualization enables companies to ensure a seamless and fully personalised user experience across all desktop platforms, delivery technologies and devices. This is achieved through independent management of user data, enabling significant cost reduction opportunity. AppSense User Virtualization solutions are delivered through the AppSense Virtual User Infrastructure.
Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, will deliver Professional and Specialist exams for the Virtual User Infrastructure via its extensive network of highly secure and invigilated test centres. The tests will allow AppSense to measure the product knowledge and skills acquired by candidates throughout their participation in the programme.
The exclusive agreement will see Pearson VUE administer a bespoke solution and provide AppSense with unparalleled service, including utilisation of its web-based services, to allow candidate registration and exam scheduling in a robust and secure online environment. The agreement will also see candidates benefit by receiving their results instantly upon completion of the test.
Damian Malloy, AppSense EMEA Head of Professional Services, said: “We selected Pearson VUE to ensure the dependable delivery of assessment for our certification programme. The provision of a specifically tailored solution, administered via an extensive global network, will provide us with a top-notch, consistent testing experience.”
Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE, VP EMEA Sales and Marketing, added: “Our history of working with clients to create bespoke testing solutions will undoubtedly help AppSense to maintain its high quality status and protect the integrity of its Certification Programme. I am confident that our partnership will improve the experience of those who operate AppSense User Virtualization solutions.”
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes 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 centres 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.
AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization solutions for enterprises, makes physical and virtual desktop deployment possible by ensuring a seamless user experience across all delivery platforms. AppSense accelerates multi-platform desktop deployments by eliminating costly user management tools, enabling single-image application delivery, and ensuring users have the same experience from any desktop. AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia and ESPN. AppSense has offices in New York and San Jose in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo.