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BCS extends certification exam delivery agreement with Pearson VUE as sole vendor

LONDON, UK, Dec. 14, 2015 – BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has extended its partnership with global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE to deliver a range of professional certification exams globally as sole vendor.

The agreement means that the certification exams which cover specialist areas such as IT service management, Software Testing, Security and Business Analysis – along with new exams planned in the near future – will be delivered via Pearson VUE's network of over 5,000 test centres around the world.

Exam candidates will benefit from the convenience of being able to schedule tests online and sit the exam on-demand, rather than having to travel to a city-centre exam hall on one particular day.

Jon Buttriss, CEO of BCS Learning & Development Ltd, part of the institute, said: “We have been impressed with the quality of service Pearson VUE have offered in delivering our professional certification exams. This new agreement will mean greater convenience for our exam candidates, who will be offered local test centres and on-demand test scheduling.”

Bob Whelan, managing director of Pearson VUE, said: “I am delighted that BCS has selected Pearson VUE as sole vendor in this extension of our partnership, especially because this will improve the lives and careers of IT professionals around the world.”

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.

About BCS
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. It brings together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public. With over 75,000 members, including practitioners, businesses, academics and students in the UK and internationally, it has a proven track record in enabling business innovation and change through its training and certification programmes.

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