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April 21, 2015 10:37 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Pearson VUE, Inc.

Company Overview

Pearson VUE, Inc. provides computer-based testing solutions for information technology, academic, government, and professional testing programs. The company focuses in the areas of academic/admissions; construction trades, UST, and inspectors; driving test; employment, HR, management, and safety; financial services; government/state regulated/federal government; health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy; information technology; insurance; legal services; and real estate, appraisers, mortgages, and loans. It implements computer-based testing solutions that enhance the performance of licensure, certification, and assessment programs. The company delivers certification and licensure tests through...

5601 Green Valley Drive

Bloomington, MN 55437-1099

United States

Founded in 1994

Phone:

952-681-3000

Fax:

952-681-3899

Key Executives for Pearson VUE, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Technologist and Senior Vice President of Products & Services
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Senior Vice President of Global Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Ged Testing Service Llc and President of Ged Testing Service Llc
Chief Executive Officer of Pearson VUE Japan
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pearson VUE, Inc. Key Developments

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Enters into Partnership with Pearson VUE to Transform its Fellowship Examination Program

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has entered into a multi-year partnership with Pearson VUE to transform its Fellowship examination program from print-based to computer-based. This will start with the delivery of the MCQ exam in late 2015, followed by the Essay-Style exam. The RANZCP will take advantage of the and bespoke ExamDeveloper software suite to manage the exam content and to improve the RANZCP’s content development process. The first phase of the project will be to replace the College’s legacy question bank system with the ExamDeveloper offering. The candidate experience will be improved due to their access to a large network of highly secure and dedicated computer-based testing centres, and candidates can also register via a web-portal. The RANZCP will be utilising a new computer based exam delivery model to enable improved exam delivery experience for candidates along with the required security and appropriate measurement of its competency-based fellowship program for psychiatry training.

Microsoft, Pearson VUE Expand Partnership

As part of its new testing and certification partnership with Pearson VUE, Microsoft Corp. is harnessing the cloud to make its highly valued certification exams more accessible than ever. In addition to Pearson VUE's extensive network of authorized test centers in training centers, academic institutions, corporations, correctional facilities and U.S. military installations around the globe, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams can now be taken online in select locations. Delivered through a process called "online proctoring," select exams can be delivered through the cloud and taken by test candidates from their home, office or any other location that meets security requirements. This new capability makes testing accessible to candidates who do not live or work within easy travel distance of a testing center while protecting the integrity of the certification process. Candidates will be supervised in real time by Pearson VUE proctors using webcams, microphones and other security protocols. During this initial beta period, a limited set of online proctored exams is available for U.S. residents only. Microsoft expects to announce wider availability in the near future. During the beta period, candidates may purchase online proctored exams for the same price as onsite exams. This includes two new MCP exams designed for IT pros and developers adopting Microsoft Azure as the cloud for their modern businesses. Customers who want to continue taking tests onsite can take Microsoft exams at either Pearson VUE or Prometric testing centers. However, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pearson VUE will become Microsoft's sole global exam provider. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and academic MTA exams will continue to be delivered by Certiport Inc.

Pearson VUE to Deliver MCP Exams for Microsoft

Pearson VUE announced that beginning September 4, 2014, the company has been added by Microsoft as an exam delivery provider for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Program. Pearson VUE will deliver all MCP exams in addition to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams delivered by its Certiport business. The exams will be delivered in thousands of Pearson VUE(R) Authorized Test Centers around the globe. Pearson VUE's strategic focus and continued investment in addressing the needs of its testing clients has benefited IT programs in multiple ways. Over the past few years, the company has introduced numerous innovations that support the unique needs of this market, including its Enhanced Security Protocol (ESP), e-commerce and prep materials, real-time event notification, integrated testing and reporting across high- and low-stakes exams, self-publishing options, single sign-on, a dedicated IT marketing team, remote-proctoring, badging and more.

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