Pearson VUE and CrowdStrike partner to provide high-stakes certification and grow global security talent


BLOOMINGTON, MN — February 9, 2021

Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to deliver security certifications for cybersecurity leader, CrowdStrike.

With a mission to protect its customers’ endpoints and workloads from breaches and cybersecurity attacks, CrowdStrike’s exam program, now delivered by Pearson VUE, offers candidates a portfolio of certifications to address the most critical aspects of cybersecurity facing businesses today. The test delivery partnership between the two technology companies, will create a new standard for individual security certifications for CrowdStrike customers, aimed at elevating them to the level of professional certification and licensure programs.

CrowdStrike’s candidates will now be able to take their CrowdStrike Falcon Certification Program (CFCP) exams online, using Pearson VUE’s online proctoring solution, OnVUE, or through its extensive global network of Pearson VUE authorized testing centers. Both options provide test-takers with flexible and convenient ways to take their cybersecurity certification exam. This flexibility has proven extremely critical in the wake of the pandemic and shift to remote working.

With security so important in the cloud era, we are delighted to be the new test delivery partner for CrowdStrike. Our range of highly secure testing options are a fantastic fit for its high-stakes certification program. We look forward to offering great service levels and extending reach to its test-takers everywhere.

—Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager, Global Channel and Business Development (IT), Pearson VUE

With security incidents such as Zero Days, ransomware and identity-centric malware attacks often starting with just one compromised account, CrowdStrike offers a multi-tier certification program, covering three levels of ‘Falcon’ users from ‘Administrator’ to ‘Responder’ all the way to ‘Hunter’.

Pearson VUE will deliver the following certifications:

  • CROWDSTRIKE CERTIFIED FALCON ADMINISTRATOR (CCFA)
  • CROWDSTRIKE CERTIFIED FALCON RESPONDER (CCFR)
  • CROWDSTRIKE CERTIFIED FALCON HUNTER (CCFH)

Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager, Global Channel and Business Development (IT), Pearson VUE, commented: “With security so important in the cloud era, we are delighted to be the new test delivery partner for CrowdStrike. Our range of highly secure testing options are a fantastic fit for its high-stakes certification program. We look forward to offering great service levels and extending reach to its test-takers everywhere.’’

Being able to verify the technical skills of Falcon candidates ensures that CrowdStrike has the right people, in the right place and at the right time, contributing to its overall goal of developing global technical talent. This new certification program offers customers and partners the best possible experience with CrowdStrike technology to ultimately reduce the risk of security incidents turning into breaches.

Amy Hughey, Director of Training, CrowdStrike, said: “Our certification strategy and its related partnerships are critical to achieving our mission of stopping breaches. We are investing heavily in CrowdStrike educational initiatives around the world to ensure proper coverage of technical skills for our customers, our partners and ourselves. As a result of this collaboration, the addition of the Pearson VUE global test center network and OnVUE testing, our certifications will continue to be highly-regarded and relevant to our CrowdStrike Partner Community and to employers across the globe.”


About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 16 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leader in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers as well as online testing in over 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit PearsonVUE.com.

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