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1 10,000 Issues Testing In a Tough Economy Jonathan Miller Director, Global Channel Sales & Development Pearson VUE Ryan Ulwelling Manager, Global PVTC Selects Pearson VUE Kathy Rich Coordinator of Testing Services North Georgia College & State University August 3, 2012

2 Why are we a testing center? What value does a testing center bring to our campus and our community, and who needs to better understand this? Revenue? Service to students? Campus access to potential students? Community Service?

3 3 Talking to Testing Companies *** ***

4 4 Talking to Testing Companies Who do I work with, how do I choose? How do I forecast what volume of exams I might expect? What exams can I deliver? Who decides? Is there anything I can do to deliver additional sponsors exams?

5 5 Planning a test center One site or multiple sites Should I have one main location or room, and add additional campuses, sites or rooms as needed? Workstations, dividers, keyboards, computers, audio/visual, server rooms, what else?

6 6 Value-Minded Test Centers Utilization & Efficiency –Empty seats are bad –Scheduling Scenarios –Ideal opening hours, days, nights, weekends; what works? Utilizing equipment for multiple purposes and multiple companies Educating your campus and your community of the service you provide, and the value that you add

7 7 Test Center Facility Requirements Distraction-free, secure area conducive to testing Computers for test delivery workstations, a server and test administrator/proctor workstation Separate check-in area, with work space for test administrator and seating for candidates waiting Lockable storage for test candidate belongings Security Equipment such as cameras for candidate photos, digital signature pads, fingerprint devices, palm vein scanners etc.

8 8 Sample Test Center Set Up

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10 10 Accommodations Rooms & CBT Plan for an increase in accommodations requests and needs. Build a room with computer access and software into your test center plan.

11 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Exams Map to Careers Careers in Health & Fitness ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor ACSM Certified Personal Trainer ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist American College of Sports Medicine

12 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Exams Map to Careers Careers in Food Safety Food Safety Manager Certification Restaurant National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Retail Schools

13 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Exams Map to Careers Careers in Medical American Medical Technologists Certified Medical Administrative Specialist Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant Certified Office Laboratory Technician Medical Laboratory Technician Registered Phlebotomy Technician Registered Medical Assistant Registered Dental Assistant Medical Technologist * Testing centers must receive special approval to delivery AMT Exams.

14 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Exams Map to Careers Entry Level Careers in Information Technology CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Basic IT Installation & Maintenance CompTIA A+ Preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, trouble shooting CompTIA PDI+ Printers, scan processes, color theory & networking CompTIA CompTIA IT for Sales Selling IT Solutions

15 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Exams Map to Careers Careers in Computer Networking CCENT Certification Entry Level Certification Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching CCDA Design CCNA Security Network Security CCNA Wireless Wireless CCNA Voice Voice

16 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Pearson VUE Exams Map to Careers Careers in Web Design & Digital Media Adobe Certified Associate CIW Web Foundations Associate Adobe Certified Expert Adobe ACA gains experience in internships or first job in industry CIW Internet Business Associate Certification CIW Site Development Associate Certification CIW Network Technology Associate Certification CIW

17 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Pearson VUE Exams Map to Careers Careers in IT Security CCSPA Check Point Certified Security Principles Associate Certified Ethical Hacker CEH Check Point EC Council Network Security Administrator Certified Ethical Hacker EC Council Certified Security Analyst EC Council

18 Confidential Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved Pearson VUE Exams Map to Careers Distance Education Excelsior College is a world leader in distance education, providing busy working adults with the opportunity to earn degrees with flexibility. Excelsior College Arts & Sciences Exams Education Exams Nursing Exams (Associate and Baccalaureate) Business Exams

19 19 You are the client Ask for reliable technical support Ask for marketing tools to promote your test center

20 Thank You!!


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