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Crystal Certification Exams Now Available Through Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., February 2, 2004 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, today announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Business Objects to be the sole exam delivery provider of Crystal cerification exams. These tests are now available at select test centers throughout the Pearson VUE network of over 3,500 Pearson VUE Authorized Centers around the world.

The newly created Crystal certification programs are designed to enhance business intelligence skill proficiency and knowledge. Two certification programs are offered with each program requiring the successful completion of three levels of examination. These include the Crystal Reports Certified Professional education path and the Crystal Enterprise Certified Professional education path. The CRCP and CECP education paths are designated for report designers and systems administrators, respectively.

“Pearson VUE clearly had the best mobile testing solution and most flexible registration options,” said Dan Klein, vice president of Education Services, Business Objects. “In addition, the use of CERTS®, Pearson VUE’s test development and program administration software, will play an integral part in the growth and management of our new certification program.”

“I’d like to welcome Business Objects, and express how excited we are to be providing both test delivery and program management assistance to its Crystal certification program. I am confident our exceptional service and flexible technology will provide Business Objects and its exam candidates with the outstanding test experience they expect and deserve,” said Bob Whelan, Pearson VUE vice president and general manager.

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, which in turn is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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