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For Immediate Release: 20 July 2010
Pearson PR Contact: Adam Gaber
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Autodesk Chooses Pearson VUE for Computer-based Test Delivery

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 20, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed a multi-year contract with Pearson VUE for computer-based delivery of its Associate-level certification examinations. As of August 2, 2010, Autodesk Associate Certification exams will be offered throughout the expansive worldwide network of Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers, in addition to current Autodesk locations.

Autodesk certification examinations will continue to be available through Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers located in 24 countries, however the new agreement with Pearson VUE will add the option of computer-based delivery at Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers and expand the availability of Autodesk certification to more than 4,000 centers in 165 countries.

“Autodesk is happy to partner with Pearson VUE to increase both capacity and availability for our certification program,” said Joe Astroth, chief education officer. “Adding testing at 4,000 centers in 165 countries allows Autodesk to rest assured that our customers can participate in our program, no matter their location.”

“We are looking forward to working with Autodesk to implement their certification program in our proctored centers,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We’re confident that our testing system and state-of-the-art testing centers will provide the consistency, control, security and coverage Autodesk requires, while providing greater convenience for their candidates.”

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.

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Last updated 2010-07-20