Press Release

Pearson VUE enters agreement with Learn on Demand Systems for performance-based exams

BLOOMINGTON, MN, 31 March, 2020 – Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, has today announced entering into a multiyear Master Services Agreement with Learn on Demand Systems, a performance-based testing lab provider. With its roots in the information technology training industry going back 25 years, Learn on Demand Systems enables companies to develop, manage, and deliver effective hands-on training, assessments, and skills validation.

Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments, said: "This agreement with Learn on Demand Systems enhances our offering of competitive, scalable, and valid exams. While Pearson VUE-Certiport has successfully delivered millions of lab exams over the years, we are now in a position to give our customers an expanded, one-stop shop experience.”

“Performance-based testing and scored labs have been a core part of who we are for some time,” said Learn on Demand Systems CEO, Corey Hynes. “This partnership with Pearson VUE enables us to deliver our innovations in testing and assessments to everyone on a global scale, and it enables a hands-on approach to be a core part of all certification testing programs.”

The combination of Pearson VUE technology and scored labs from Learn on Demand Systems allows test sponsors to more effectively assess a candidate’s hands-on skills within the performance-based testing environment giving testing candidates the ability to “show what they know” instead of relying solely on traditional knowledge-based exams.

To support the wide range of certification program needs, test sponsors can create skills-based lab-only exams or blended exams that combine scored labs with traditional questions using all of the test design features and flexibility that the Pearson VUE platform and delivery modes provides.

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

About Learn on Demand Systems
Learn on Demand Systems, an Inc. 5000 company, empowers organizations to accel-erate technology learning through hands-on experience and skills validation. Its plat-forms enable organizations of all sizes, including industry leaders Microsoft, AWS, Global Knowledge, New Horizons, and Pearson VUE, to deliver hands-on challenge-based learning, learning management, performance-based testing and badging solu-tions to customers, partners and staff. Learn on Demand Systems’ innovative challenge labs are paving the way for the broad adoption of performance-based testing across the IT training and certification industry. To learn more, visit or follow Learn on Demand Systems on Twitter at @LodSystems.

Media contact

Alexander Wessendorff, Global PR & Communications Manager, Pearson VUE
+44 2070102582