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For Immediate Release: 16 November 2011
PR Contact: Adam Gaber
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adam.gaber@pearson.com

Syncsort Exam Now Available Throughout the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Global Network

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., November 16, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, today announced the availability of a new Syncsort certification exam throughout its global network of more than 4,500 Pearson VUE Authorized Centers in 165 countries. Through an exclusive agreement with Syncsort, a global leader in data integration acceleration and data protection software solutions, Pearson VUE now provides computer-based test delivery of the Syncsort Certified Implementation Engineer (SCIE) exam for the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup (NSB) solution.

Syncsort Global Education Services provides customers with a foundation for optimizing their investments in the company’s solutions. A Syncsort certification demonstrates a proven technical expertise to effectively design, install, configure, deploy and support Syncsort products. Available exclusively to distributors and resellers enrolled in the Syncsort Partner Edge Channel Program, the SCIE exam is designed to validate the technical skills needed for individuals to implement and support NSB.

“Enabling our channel partners and making them successful in the marketplace is key to our own success,” said Patty Crowell, director, Global Education Services, Syncsort. “Syncsort’s first-ever certification program is a critical component, and something we are confident will deliver tremendous value to partners and customers alike. That is why it was so important for us to work with a proven partner like Pearson VUE that could provide a best-in-class testing experience and the global reach we required.”

“We are very pleased that Syncsort selected us to deliver the SCIE,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “Syncsort was looking for a test delivery partner to enhance the security of its certification program, provide exceptional customer service and support its global presence. Our Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers will provide the global access and security they require, while offering an exceptional testing experience for candidates.”

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

About Syncsort
Syncsort is a global software company that helps the world’s most successful organizations rethink the economics of data. Syncsort provides record-setting performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration acceleration and data protection solutions. With over 15,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide. For more information visit: www.syncsort.com.

Last updated 2011-11-16