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Certiport Partners with Element K to Offer E-Learning

Industry leaders in tailored-learning solutions and performance-based certifications join to deliver flexible, dynamic learning for Microsoft Office certifications

SALT LAKE CITY — February 10, 2009

Certiport today announced an agreement with Element K to deliver E-Learning for Microsoft® Office and Windows™ Vista certification to its network of more than 12,000 centers in 135 countries worldwide. Officially named E-Learning for Microsoft Business Certification, the E-Learning catalogue already familiar to Certiport customers provides self-paced, interactive learning for Microsoft Office certification.

"In increasingly difficult economic times, E-Learning fits the needs of anyone looking to get ahead—from those who will spend significant time leveraging the system to learn the most in-demand skills to others who may need just minor refining amid busy schedules to prepare for certification," said David Saedi, president and CEO of Certiport. "Individuals who use E-Learning to certify skills will also provide an injection of proficiency that bolsters local economies and workplace effectiveness."

"This new partnership with Certiport helps align a powerful learning tool with an in-demand credential," said Cheryl Nelan, vice president of Training Center Enablement at Element K. "There has never been a better time to update and validate employability skills."

Available anytime, anywhere at the click of a mouse, E-learning's best-in-class application- and operating system-specific courses help develop Microsoft Office skills through activities, exercises, games, and hands-on virtual labs. Each course generally has between five and eight lessons that require approximately one hour to complete. Users can leverage the system to receive learning for all of the certifications within the Microsoft Office 2007 suite in roughly 30 to 48 hours.

E-Learning for Microsoft Business Certification is available in as many as 15 different languages through Certiport and its solution providers worldwide. Courses for certifications in Microsoft Office 2007, 2003, XP and 2000 are available, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, Access® and Windows Vista. Find out more about E-Learning at www.certiport.com/e-learning.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC³ Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.

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