|For Immediate Release:||18 June 2009|
|PR Contacts:||Adam Gaber
Pearson VUE Selected by Citrix as Exclusive Test Delivery Partner
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 18, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that Citrix Systems, Inc. has selected the company as its exclusive delivery provider of Citrix certification exams. With the transition, Pearson VUE and Citrix plan to work more closely together to focus on key areas such as exam security and marketing programs that enhance the integrity and value of Citrix certifications. This will also allow Citrix to increase the scalability and coverage of its certification programs, and improve operational efficiencies.
Citrix certifications differentiate individuals seeking to validate in-demand skill sets in virtualization and networking. They also add to an IT job seeker’ marketability—in fact, IT certification studies and salary surveys have consistently ranked the Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator™ (CCEA) and Citrix Certified Integration Architect™ (CCIA) as top-earning certifications.
“The decision to move to a single exam delivery provider will allow us to grow our certification program globally, explore new market opportunities, and strengthen test center security and data protection,” said Julieann Scalisi, Managing Director of Worldwide Education for Citrix. “We look forward to deepening our partnership with Pearson VUE and utilizing their security and marketing services to enhance our certification program.”
“We are honored to have been selected as the exclusive test delivery provider for Citrix,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “Our alignment with Citrix on the importance of technology innovation and test center security has been recognized by both companies, and we are excited to continue to grow our partnership in the years to come.”
For more information on this transition, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Citrix Education website at www.citrixeducation.com or the Pearson VUE website at www.pearsonvue.com/citrix.
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 media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
About Citrix Education
Citrix Education provides Citrix customers and partners with official training and certification programs on Citrix products, technology and best practices. Its robust training curriculum includes instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, and self-paced online courses, as well as virtual practice labs. Industry-recognized Citrix certifications enable IT professionals at every level to prove in-demand skills necessary to build, maintain and maximize Citrix environments. For more information, go to www.citrixeducation.com.
About Citrix Systems, Inc.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. It’s Citrix Delivery Center, Citrix Cloud Center (C3) and Citrix Online Services product families radically simplify computing for millions of users, delivering applications as an on-demand service to any user, in any location on any device. Citrix customers include the world’s largest Internet companies, 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises, and hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers worldwide. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2008 was $1.6 billion.