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Virtual University Enterprises
Scott Allison

Mimi Ricketts

Wave Technologies Testing Switches to NCS-VUE

Wave Students Test on VUE System

San Antonio, TX, ITTA Strategies for Success Conference, April 30, 1999 — Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), a division of National Computer Systems, Inc. (NCS) (NASDAQ: NLCS), has announced that they have been selected by Wave Technologies International, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVT), to become their primary testing partner. Wave will use the VUE Testing System to deliver IT certification exams for Microsoft, Novell and others to their customers at all of their fixed locations and at their boot camps.

Wave’s chief operating officer, Thomas Hagerty, stated, “Our decision to add VUE to our testing services was a logical business decision. VUE will allow us to improve our service to our customers and at the same time reduce our burden of operating testing centers.” Hagerty added, “VUE’s rapidly growing reputation for advanced technology and service clearly explains why they are quickly emerging as an industry leader.”

Wave expects to have the VUE Testing System installed at all of their sites immediately; their London England and Minneapolis, MN sites are already installed and delivering hundreds of exams. In addition to Wave’s thirteen fixed centers, they will also use VUE’s system in conjunction with their ‘Camp Wave’ Boot Camps (intensive training classes) held throughout the United States. Ken Kousky, Wave’s President commented, “VUE’s site-based registration and sophisticated asset management tools makes them the ideal partner for this type of training.”

“We are excited to welcome Wave into the VUE Global Testing Network,” stated Neil Crocker, VUE’s Vice President of IT Programs. “The high caliber of our company and our commitment, ‘to provide the best technology and even better service,’ is proven yet again by Wave’s decision.”

Wave Technologies ( develops, markets and delivers training and instructional products related to sophisticated information technologies. The company provides its products and services through instructor-led courses, seminars, multimedia-published products and over the Internet. Wave markets its services to information management systems professionals, system integrators, value-added resellers and others with systems management responsibilities.

VUE ( is an electronic testing, course registration and training administration division of NCS. From operational centers in the United States, Australia and the Netherlands, VUE provides a variety of services to the IT training industry. Currently serving 82 countries, there are more than 900 VUE Authorized Testing Centers in their rapidly expanding network. NCS is a global information services company providing software, services, and systems for the collection, management, and interpretation of data. NCS ( serves important segments of the education, testing, assessment, and complex data management markets. NCS provides the technology, experience, and quality customer service essential in improving customers’ information systems. Headquartered in Minnesota, NCS has 3,500 employees serving its customers from more than 30 locations across North America, Europe, Africa and Australia.

Microsoft is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Novell is a registered trademark of Novell Inc. Wave Technology International is a registered trademark of Wave Technologies International, Inc. NCS and the NCS logo are registered trademarks of National Computer Systems, Inc.
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