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ESTG to Offer Cutting Edge IT Certification Testing System

ESTG Joins Global Pearson VUE Testing Network

ESTG announced that it has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, to provide Information Technology certification test delivery using the Pearson VUE® Testing System. The Pearson VUE advanced computer-based testing system administers exams for leading IT and professional certification programmes.

"We're very excited about our new partnership with Pearson VUE," said the School Director of ESTG. "The Pearson VUE Testing System is the most powerful available. We're pleased to partner with a company whose breakthrough technology and passion for service will allow us to provide even greater service for our customers."

Among the technological advances of the Pearson VUE system is the ability of test candidates to register and reschedule their tests at the test centre, on the Pearson VUE Web site or through a Pearson VUE call centre, all in real time via the Internet. "The Pearson VUE Testing System gives us unparalleled control and flexibility over our ability to manage our business our way," added the School Director of ESTG. "With so many options, we will be able to experiment with testing hours and number of testing stations. We can easily offer same-day testing, or bring testing to our customers' locations. Everyone benefits."

The growing list of IT certification tests accessible through the Pearson VUE system are delivered directly from the test sponsors. Test results are quickly transmitted back, ensuring the candidate's certification status is promptly updated.

Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE, VP EMEA Sales and Marketing, said: "We are proud to welcome ESTG to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centres, providing candidates with an opportunity to participate in a positive, rewarding test experience."

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world's largest network of test centres in 165 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company's innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.

Pearson VUE is an entity of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

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