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Certiport Announces Availability of Intuit QuickBooks 2012 Certification

New certification prepares students in the U.S. and Canada for today's workforce as QuickBooks 2012 experts

American Fork, UT – April 23, 2012

Certiport (, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the availability of new Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) certification exams for both QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2012 and QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2012 Canada. Beginning today, Certiport partners and customers in the United States and Canada can purchase QBCU exam products for these latest versions of Intuit's industry-leading accounting software.

Details on the Intuit QuickBooks 2012 Certification:

Intuit QuickBooks is the top rated small business financial software application. Through QBCU certification, students who are pursuing an accounting career can validate basic bookkeeping skills including how to create purchase orders, track sales and expenses, produce and manage invoices and monitor financial records. Becoming a QBCU gives students a resume builder by signifying they have the knowledge and skills to help manage the books effectively without costly training.

"QuickBooks certification helps students stand out among other job applicants, providing a clear advantage in securing entry-level accounting or business positions," said Ray Kelly, Certiport CEO.

"We align our certification exams with the latest software versions to meet industry needs, and we are excited to announce the 2012 version of the QBCU. We are releasing the Canadian version for the first time, giving students there a localized option for QuickBooks certification."

The latest version of QuickBooks (2012) makes it even easier to stay on top of invoices and bills, complete tasks in fewer steps, and customize tools. New features include a Calendar view for invoices, billing and other important tasks; a Document Center to attach and store documents; the Lead Center to track and follow-up on sales leads; Batched Time Sheets for multiple employees or vendors; and access to industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users.

The QBCU program is the only officially recognized Intuit certification for QuickBooks. Institutions teaching basic accounting will enhance course relevancy and value by implementing the QBCU program. Academic institutions can find more information on becoming a Certiport Authorized Testing Center to deliver the QBCU program at

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