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Prometric Enters Five Year Agreement to Provide Microsoft Certification Testing


February 22, 2011 - Baltimore, MD

Prometric, the leading global provider of testing and assessment services, today announced that it has been selected once again by Microsoft, the world leader in software, services and solutions, to provide global delivery of its suite of certification exams for an additional five years.

Microsoft Certification exams will continue to be easily accessible and available to candidates in more than 160 countries around the world through Prometric's extensive test center network. Since 2007, Microsoft and Prometric have successfully delivered over three million certification exams to professionals seeking to enter the information technology (IT) industry, improve existing skills, secure career advancements or obtain higher salaries. These are professionals who are motivated to differentiate themselves in today's IT market, and know that Microsoft Certifications will give them a competitive advantage.

"We are delighted and honored at this extension of our relationship with Microsoft," said Michael Brannick, president and CEO of Prometric. "The way in which both of our organizations have fully invested in providing fair, secure and accessible testing environments for Microsoft candidates around the world is truly indicative of the commitment we have to the IT testing industry. This is more than a contract extension; it is a continued commitment to partnership, and further evidence of what to date has been a collaborative and creative working relationship. As new technologies continue to emerge in the IT arena, we are confident that the global demand for the next generation of Microsoft exams will only continue to grow."

"Microsoft's partnership with Prometric has allowed us to deliver rigorous technical certification exams that validate skills necessary for a successful career in the IT industry. We are excited to grow our world-class program in partnership with Prometric," said Don Field, Senior Director, Microsoft Certification Programs. "Together we are committed to delivering excellence in security and certification exam experience for all of our customers."

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than nine million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com

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