The Open Group selects Pearson VUE for global computer-based IT certification testing programme delivery

LONDON, UK, Aug. 17, 2016 – The Open Group has entered into an agreement with computer-based testing global leader Pearson VUE to deliver its IT certification exams worldwide.

The IT4IT™ Part 1 exam is the first to be made available through Pearson VUE, alongside Open FAIR™, TOGAF® 9 and ArchiMate® 2. The new partnership means that the specialist software exams will be delivered at Pearson VUE’s network of over 5,000 test centres in 180 countries around the world.

Matthew Poyiadgi, vice president of EMEA at Pearson VUE, said: “I am pleased that this new agreement will offer greater convenience to candidates not just in the UK but around the world, with on-demand testing at a local test centre of their choice.”

Andrew Josey, vice president, standards and certification at The Open Group, said: "Through our new agreement with Pearson VUE we can offer truly convenient computer-based assessment, improving the lives and careers of IT professionals worldwide. We are looking forward to more candidates taking The Open Group exams, such as IT4IT™, and seeing our offering with Pearson VUE go from strength to strength.”

About The Open Group
The Open Group (www.opengroup.org) is a vendor- and technology-neutral global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. With more than 500 member organizations, it has a diverse membership that spans all sectors of the IT community — customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators and consultants, as well as academics and researchers.

Media Contact:
Damien Fletcher
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damien.fletcher@pearson.com

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