|For Immediate Release:||1 September 2009|
|PR Contacts:||Adam Gaber
Oracle Selects Pearson VUE as its Test Delivery Provider
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 1, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced today that Oracle has chosen Pearson VUE as its testing provider. All exams will be delivered globally through the Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network of more than 5,000 sites in 165 countries.
Oracle is the world’s largest business software company. Oracle certifications provide IT professionals and managers reliable validation of an individual’s training and experience. Each Oracle certification level signifies a benchmark of experience and expertise and is recognized for its value and relevance in the IT industry. Today there are more than 600,000 Oracle Certified Professionals worldwide.
Through this new relationship, Pearson VUE will now deliver more than 120 different Oracle certification exams through a single registration and scheduling system, making it more convenient for candidates to book their exams. This relationship also enables Oracle to take advantage of security enhancements, available only through Pearson VUE, to protect the value of IT certification, including its Enhanced Security Protocol (ESP), which includes capturing candidate photos and signatures as part of the admissions process.
“Pearson VUE is excited to embark on this new relationship with Oracle,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer, Pearson VUE. “Similar to Pearson VUE, Oracle doesn’t compromise when it comes to the quality of their program. We look forward to working closely with Oracle to provide the highest levels of customer service and program security in the industry.”
For more information on this transition, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Oracle website at http://www.oracle.com/global/us/education/certification/exam_vendor.html or the Pearson VUE website at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.
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.