Oracle Selects Pearson VUE as Its Test Delivery Provider


    BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 9 /CNW/ -- 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
providing the highest levels of customer service and program security in the

    For more information on this transition, including Frequently Asked
Questions, please visit the Oracle website at or
the Pearson VUE website at

    About Pearson VUE
    Pearson VUE ( 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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For further information: PR, Adam Gaber of Pearson VUE, +1-212-641-6118
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