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Certiport Announces Acquisition of MeasureUp

5/25/2010

Enhanced organization to lead in test preparation, delivery and program management for industry's most successful certification programs

ATLANTA, GA – May 25, 2010 - Certiport, the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced they have acquired MeasureUp LLC, the global leader in IT practice tests and assessment services.

This acquisition will allow Certiport to offer a full range of solutions to support the entire certification lifecycle including study materials, practice exams, and certifications. Certiport will continue to serve the academic market through its network of more than 10,000 testing centers in 142 countries worldwide, while strengthening their presence in commercial and corporate sectors.

"MeasureUp has a strong business base, solid financial performance, leading brand recognition in the global IT practice test and assessment market and an intense focus on customer service," said Ray Kelly, chief executive officer, Certiport. "We are in full agreement of MeasureUp's business strategy and look forward to the growth opportunities, which will result from this strong partnership."

MeasureUp practice tests stand out for their innovative use of simulation questions, comprehensive explanations, complete coverage of exam objectives, multiple delivery modes, and in-depth reporting. MeasureUp has been a long-term, preferred practice test provider for Microsoft certifications.

"This transaction validates our strong performance over the last few years, our ability to consistently execute on our business strategy and the value that comes with having a knowledgeable and skilled employee base," said Kevin Brice, president and general manager, MeasureUp. "We would like to assure our clients that the ongoing management and servicing of their accounts will remain a top priority. We do not expect any disruption of normal business practices."

With the acquisition of MeasureUp, Certiport will begin offering practice tests and assessments for their current suite of products and for select exams they do not offer. Current MeasureUp clients will receive the same uninterrupted service, with new access to Certiport's suite of products. The terms and conditions of all Certiport client and vendor contracts will remain in place and unchanged.

"Certiport aims to deliver cost-effective solutions to validate skills for citizens, students and workers worldwide," Kelly added. "Acquiring MeasureUp creates a huge opportunity and a stronger platform from which we can continue to diversify our revenue base, expand globally and grow profitably through focused investments."

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of value-added, computerized test delivery services that include an expansive network of Certiport testing centers worldwide. Its comprehensive services encompass test development, psychometrics, program management, sales and marketing for the official Microsoft® Office certification programs, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the iCritical Thinking™ Certification powered by ETS, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals and the Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers almost two million exams each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 142 countries and 24 languages worldwide.

About MeasureUp

MeasureUp is an assessment and certification practice test company that provides the necessary tools to reinforce learning and validate knowledge. MeasureUp assessment and practice test customers include a broad range of companies and higher-education learning institutes, such as Microsoft, New Horizons, Pearson/VUE, Lockheed Martin, Global Knowledge, and Herzing College. MeasureUp specializes in creating assessments that can be used for training, placement, and proving knowledge retention. MeasureUp practice tests are recognized for their innovative use of simulation question types, comprehensive explanations, complete coverage of exam objectives, multiple delivery modes, and in-depth reporting. For more information, visit www.MeasureUp.com.

"Certiport" and "IC³" are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. "Microsoft" is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Contact:
Brenda Armstrong
Certiport
1.801.602.0305
barmstrong@certiport.com

Link: Certiport Press Release