BICSI extends Pearson VUE partnership to include ExamDeveloper™ publishing software

MINNESOTA, MN, Aug.14 – Pearson VUE is pleased to announce that ICT professional body BICSI has begun using ExamDeveloper™, Pearson VUE's industry-leading test development technology, as part of an extension of its agreement with the computer-based testing company.

ExamDeveloper™ is a suite of easy-to-use software tools which allow subject matter experts to collaborate on creating exam content without spending the time travelling to another physical location—which can save time and money. BICSI is planning to use the software for all its future exams, beginning with the Outside Plant (OSP) Design exam, currently in development.

“We chose to take advantage of the ExamDeveloper™ software suite as we renewed our agreement with Pearson VUE because it offers us a robust feature set and the convenience of being able to author content remotely,” said BICSI president Brian Ensign, RCDD, NTS, RTPM, CSI. “It allows us to streamline the whole process of creating exam content more efficiently and produce valid, fair and reliable exams for our credential holders.”

Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments, said: “Our renewed partnership with BICSI will allow greater access to high quality assessment for candidates via our global network of conveniently located test centers, and the ExamDeveloper™ tools will allow the continued efficient development of quality assessments to the highest global industry standards.”

About BICSI
BICSI is a professional association supporting advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ICT industry. We serve more than 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.

Contact: Amy Morrison, amorrison@bicsi.org, or John Bechtold, jbechtold@bicsi.org, +1 813.979.1991

Media Contact:
Damien Fletcher
+44 (0)20 7010 2582
damien.fletcher@pearson.com

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