Baidu Institute of Technology partners with Pearson VUE to deliver new deep learning certification exams in China

LONDON, UK, March 20, 2019 – Baidu Institute of Technology has entered into a multi-year agreement with Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing (CBT), to deliver their new certification program in China via computer-based testing. The first offering will be the Baidu Technology Certified Deep Learning Associate Exam.

Baidu Institute of Technology chose to develop a certification for the high-growth artificial intelligence industry since deep learning technology is a necessary skill for technology practitioners and project managers. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where artificial neural networks have the capability to learn from large amounts of data.

“Pearson VUE provides professional testing services through their high-security testing centers across China, which is the best way to enhance our brand and launch our certification exams,” said Li Li, vice president of Baidu Institute of Technology. “Deep learning is a fast-growing technology in China and we are pioneering the validation of developers’ deep learning skills through certification. We look forward to helping cultivate more high-level engineers in China with the Deep Learning Associate Exams.”

Baidu Institute of Technology developed the Evaluation Standard for Deep Learning Engineers with the National Engineering Laboratory for Deep Learning Technology and Application and the China Software Industry Association. The Baidu Technology Certified Deep Learning Associate Exam will be followed by intermediate and advanced certification examinations.

Bosheng Zhao, vice president, China at Pearson VUE, said: “Our footprint in China is ideal for Baidu to launch this cutting-edge certification program. Computer-based testing is more convenient for our certification candidates and more valuable for this type of high-tech certification exam.”

Enrollment for the Baidu Technology Certified Deep Learning Associate Exam opens in March 2019 and candidates can sit the exams at Pearson VUE's vast network of third party test center in China after booking the date and time of their choice.

About Baidu Institute of Technology
Baidu Institute of Technology (hereinafter referred to as BIT) is the preacher and enabler of Baidu technology, and it is a talent development organization that serves Baidu's three most important professional aspects (technology, products, user experience). In April 2017, BIT officially opened to the public, giving back Baidu's technology and solutions to the society, adhering to the purpose of "popularizing knowledge to the world and educating talents for future," prospering the technological ecology, cultivating outstanding Internet technical personnel, improving the technical level of society and the industry, and realizing mutual progress of Baidu and the society. In 2018, the certification system of "Deep Learning engineer" was officially opened to the public, which provides developers with professional certification examination services and corresponding learning solutions. For more information, please visit the official website of Baidu Institute of Technology at bit.baidu.com.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers in 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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