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For Immediate Release: 6 April 2011
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AppSense Launch Three-Tier User Virtualization Certification Programme to Validate IT Professionals

New Exams to be Delivered via Pearson VUE Test Centres

London, U.K., April 6, 2011 — AppSense Professional Services has developed and is releasing a global three-tier certification programme for its customers and partners.

The leading provider of user virtualization solutions for enterprises has designed a programme to baseline competency and to validate an IT professional’s ability to implement, configure and administer the AppSense User Virtualization Platform (UVP).

The certification tiers — AppSense Certified Professional, AppSense Certified Specialist and AppSense Certified Expert — require a combination of classroom sessions, practical hands-on use and shadowing of live projects. The certifications link into requirements for the AppSense Certified Solution Partner (CSP) programme. Entrants to the programme must pass a series of exams and staged projects in order to achieve the relevant level of certification. Each exam will allow AppSense to measure the product knowledge and skills acquired by candidates throughout their participation in the programme. The first tier in the programme is available now with the AppSense Professional Certification exam.

Following the formation of a multi-year partnership with Pearson VUE, the exams will be available through the leader in computer-based testing’s extensive network of highly secure and invigilated test centres. Pearson VUE’s bespoke solution provides 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 exclusive agreement also sees candidates benefit by receiving their results instantly upon completion of the test.

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 the entire user environment, data, settings, preferences, policy and performance enabling significant cost reduction opportunity. AppSense User Virtualization solutions are delivered through the AppSense UVP.

Dmitry Shkliarevsky, AppSense US Head of Professional Services, said:

“User Virtualization introduces a paradigm shift for computing and as such a tremendous opportunity for IT professionals to develop skills in a new and rapidly growing market. This programme successfully aligns the skills needed to be effective in the implementation of User Virtualization technology.”

Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE, VP EMEA Sales and Marketing, added:

“Our exciting partnership with AppSense will see IT professionals obtain industry recognised certification quicker than ever before. The fact that all exams are delivered in robust, secure and accessible environments is of significant benefit to the entire industry.”

IT professionals interested in pursuing AppSense certification can find more information and register at www.pearsonvue.com/appsense/.

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 education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

About AppSense
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.

Last updated 2011-04-06