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For Immediate Release: 18 December 2012
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Programmers welcome high-stakes C/C++ certification programme as part of computer-based testing agreement with Pearson VUE

London, December 18, 2012 – The global IT programming community is set to welcome a high-stakes C/C++ certification programme, allowing candidates to test at accessible and secure centres worldwide, following a computer-based testing (CBT) agreement between the C++ Institute and Pearson VUE.

From December 2012, candidates can take a number of certification exams of various competency levels (Associate, Professional and Senior) at over 4,000 Pearson VUE® Authorised Test Centres and Pearson VUE® Authorised Test Centre Selects at a time and location convenient to them. Certification will give professionals demonstrable proof of their role specific expertise in the C/C++ programming languages. As well as being recognised by employers around the world, professionals will have the added benefit of obtaining certification through the Pearson VUE network. As a high-stakes certification programme, candidates are required to prove their identity by satisfying advanced security measures, ensuring the right person is taking the exam at the right time – forming a credible and dependable testing experience.

The new certification programme has been designed to address the IT industry’s immediate need for C/C++ programmers. The programme will give employers the assurance that C/C++ certified professionals have the required knowledge and skill set to perform their roles effectively and help the business to succeed.

Apart from the certification itself, the system offers an advanced e-learning programme that has elements of modern teaching, such as milestones, motivational tools and skills verification. Continuous formative assessments will help to determine candidates’ understanding of the given subject – indicating whether they should move on to the next chapter or revisit the current – to maximise their chance of obtaining a valuable certification that can be translated into success on the job market. The e-learning platform will be offered free of charge to candidates. Organisations will also be able to utilise the e-learning and curriculum provided, allowing them to create training courses. These organisations will also benefit from a reduced test fee. The e-learning platform will gradually be made available free of charge to training companies and institutions. Any organisation interested in employing the platform is invited to contact the C++ Institute and apply.

Christopher Boguslawski, President at C++ Institute, said: “We’re very excited to offer the programme to skilled professionals. Working with Pearson VUE to ensure global exam delivery means that programmers around the world can improve their careers and lives through relevant certification. A reward at the end of an educational process is very important in any field. An integral part and the driving force of the programme is a discount voucher of up to 70% which can be used against the exam fee. This is a reward for each successful course taker.”

Matthew Poyiadgi, Managing Director EMEA, Pearson VUE, commented: “The IT industry continues to lead the way in harnessing the many benefits of computer-based testing and certification. The C++ Institute’s decision to launch this certification programme demonstrates its commitment to driving the industry forward with the provision of talented, certified professionals.”

For more information, visit www.cppinstitute.org.

About the C++ Institute
The C++ Institute offers the C++ certification programme to help professionals gain recognition for their programming expertise. C was developed in the 1960s and 70s and is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. 

Last updated 2012-12-18