East Central College has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, to test candidates pursuing thousands of key industry certifications. From leading IT programs such as Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and VMware to the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments; certification is now much more convenient for area residents.
Pearson VUE believes testing and certification is at the heart of the learning experience, and East Central College will play its part by offering accessible and secure testing to candidates.
Pearson VUE’s advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations around the globe through the world’s largest most secure test center network. The system enables candidates to register and reschedule their tests online or through a Pearson VUE call center.
“This is a very significant step in the growth of our Testing Center and we’re very excited about our new partnership with Pearson VUE,” said Jon Thrower, associate director of ECC’s Learning Center. “The Pearson VUE Testing System is the most powerful available and gives us unparalleled control and flexibility over our ability to manage our testing site our way. The agreement means we can easily offer testing for a wide variety of certifications and professions. Same-day testing and taking testing to a client’s location are other great options. We’re pleased to partner with a company whose industry status, technology and passion for excellence will allow us to provide even greater service for our students and the community.”
The list of certification tests available from test sponsors through the Pearson VUE system is continually growing. Test results are quickly transmitted back, ensuring the candidate’s certification status is promptly updated.
Ray Murray, vice president of business development for Pearson VUE said, “We are proud to welcome East Central College to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers. Together, we are providing even more candidates with the opportunity to obtain meaningful certifications and advance their careers.”
Pearson VUE delivery of exams has continued to increase rapidly in recent years, with the company delivering 10 million exams in 2011.