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For Immediate Release: 16 November 2011
PR Contact: Adam Gaber

BICSI Signs with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., November 21, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year contract with BICSI to deliver its eight credentialing examinations, including its cornerstone credential, the Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD). These exams will be transitioned from paper-and-pencil delivery to computer-based testing and will be available globally throughout the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center network of more than 4,500 sites in 165 countries. Computer-based delivery of the Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) exam will begin in February 2012, with the remaining exams to follow.

BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice; data; electronic safety and security; and audio and video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems, and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

“Moving our credentialing program from paper based exams to computer-based testing is a major milestone for us,” said Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, CSI, president of BICSI. “Our partnership with Pearson VUE allows BICSI to utilize Pearson VUE’s global test center network to expand our credentialing program while providing a major benefit to our members and non-members alike.”

“We are pleased to be working with BICSI to deliver their credentialing programs,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “Our expansive test center network is ideal for IT certification programs, as it combines global reach and coverage with a secure testing environment. We look forward to working with BICSI to grow their 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 education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bicsi.org.

Last updated 2011-11-16