Pearson VUE maximizes potential of ‘Deep Learning’ talent in Japan through new partnership with JDLA


Tokyo, Japan — February 16, 2021

Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, announced today that it will be delivering computer-based exams for the Japan Deep Learning Association (JDLA).

The JDLA is a non-profit organization, aiming to promote Deep Learning technology as a driving force to support the competitiveness of Japanese companies on the global stage. ‘Deep Learning’ is a machine learning technique that teaches computers to do what comes naturally to humans. Many leading technology companies are increasingly requiring certified professionals in the field of Deep Learning to better analyse data and then extract insights from patterns within it. Analysis of customer behaviour is just one area in which Deep Learning is helping organizations to improve their products and services.

The JDLA offers two types of certification, which are pursued by both business professionals and junior engineers; the ‘Deep Learning Certificate for GENERAL’, which validates candidates’ Deep Learning expertise in a real business environment and the ‘Deep Learning Certificate for ENGINEER’, which evaluates more advanced deep learning knowledge and how to implement those skills in that environment.

We are pleased to be supporting JDLA in developing crucial talent in Deep Learning technologies. We look forward to supporting its mission of further growing Japan's industrial competitiveness through offering its test-takers flexible and convenient ways to take their certification exam.

—Tetsu Ikeda, Vice President, Pearson VUE Japan

The ‘Deep Learning Certificate for ENGINEER’ exams will take place twice a year, with the first session being held on 19th and 20th February 2021 at Pearson VUE Authorized test centers throughout Japan.

Ryutaro Okada, Chief Administration Officer, JDLA explained: "We selected Pearson VUE as our partner for computer-based exam delivery because of its excellent client service offering and continued investment in the latest technologies. We are pleased to now be offering candidates the opportunity to pursue their engineering certifications via Pearson VUE’s extensive network of high-quality test centers across Japan."

Tetsu Ikeda, Vice President, Pearson VUE Japan said: "We are pleased to be supporting JDLA in developing crucial talent in Deep Learning technologies. We look forward to supporting its mission of further growing Japan's industrial competitiveness through offering its test-takers flexible and convenient ways to take their certification exam."

To register for the ‘Deep Learning for ENGINEER’ exams, JDLA candidates can go to: https://www.pearsonvue.co.jp/Clients/JDLA.aspx


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.

About JDLA Japan

JDLA is a non-profit organization, aiming to promote Deep Learning technology as a driving force for Japanese industries to gain competitiveness on the global stage. The organization collaborates with industries that utilize deep-learning technology as well as experts to promote usage of this technology.

https://www.jdla.org/en/en-about/

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