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2 Pearson VUE Acquires Certiport ”The combination of Pearson VUE and Certiport will strengthen both businesses and will give us a unique portfolio of technology assessments and certification, serving everyone from a basic word-processing users to technology experts.”

3 Certiport – World Leader in Certification Exams World leader in industry recognized, performance- based certification exams and practice tests Over 152 countries & Over 27 languages Over 2 million exams annually through global network of over10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers Work with 400 experts in 20 countries to ensure exam objectives aligned with academic, government, and careers Certiport:

4 Industry Recognized Certifications Provide ‘Value Added’ Education Training on Industry Tools Skills to Enter Workforce Exam Objectives aligned to curriculum, course and ‘End of Path’ Cost effective ‘classroom’ certifications Site License opportunity to certify ‘everyone’ Focused on College & Career Readiness:

5 Certiport – World Leader in Certification Exams MOS Microsoft ® Office Specialist MTA Microsoft ® Technology Associate ACA Adobe ® Certified Associate IC 3® Internet and Computing Core Certification CompTIA ® Strata IT Fundamentals ACU Autodesk ® Certified User QBCU Intuit QuickBooks Certified User ATA HP Accredited Technical Associate

6 Needs of the Global Marketplace American employers need a workforce that is skilled, adaptable, creative, and equipped for success in the global marketplace. “ ” Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education US Department of Education, April 2012

7 A National Goal for America’s Future “ ” To win the future we must out-educate our global competitors by giving every child a world-class education and opening the doors of college and opportunity to all students. President Barack Obama President, United States of America Winning the Future: President Obama’s Budget

8 Pathways to Prosperity 27 % of people with post- secondary licenses or certificates, credentials short of an associate’s degree, earn more than the average bachelor’s degree recipient. Pathways to Prosperity (Feb. 2011) Harvard Graduate School of Education “ ”

9 Florida - Significantly Improved Performance Performance IndicatorNon-CAPECAPE, No CertificationCAPE + Certification Average grade (4.0 GPA scale)2.532.603.03 12 th graders earning diploma66.5%76.7%94.0% At least 1 college-level course17.7%19.0%30.5% Postsecondary enrollment (2007-08 graduates - fall 2008) 67.2%57.9%70.2% Graduates employed (2007-08 graduates - fall 2008) 48.4%45.5%58.0% Chronically absent15.5%12.3%11.6% At least one disciplinary action21.6%21.2%10.0% Dropout rate2.4%1.4%0.1%

10 Credits and College Readiness

11 Stackable Certifications - Charting a Career Business Professionals Academia Professionals Marketing Finance Microsoft Office Specialist Education / Degree IT Professional Database Administration Software Development HTML / Gaming Microsoft Technology Associate Accounting QuickBooks Certified Office Mngmnt Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC 3 )

12 Stackable Certifications - Charting an IT Career Web Technologies Print, Graphics and Media Adobe Certified Associate Engineering and Construction 2D and 3D Design Autodesk Certifications IT and Network Administrators Systems Engineers Systems Administrators Solution Architects HP Accredited Technical Associate Support Technicians Education / Degree Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC 3 )

13 Certiport – World Leader in Certification Exams

14 Are Your Students Behind Before They Begin? Research tells us 1 in every 4 freshman entering U.S. higher education is unable to stay in school, let alone graduate. They own PDAs, share music and video files, they know how use technology – but is it the right technology they need to know? Exposure to computers doesn’t equal understanding. How many freshmen lack fundamental digital skills? Recent study conducted at four-year university found only 7% of incoming freshmen tested could meet standards of digital literacy 93% were not digitally literate!

15 Internet and Computing Core Certification The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) provides students with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The Global Standard 4 (Released Nov. 2012) is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments.

16 Internet and Computing Core Certification

17 LIVING ONLINE Covers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment KEY APPLICATIONS Covers Popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common functions of all applications COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS Covers a foundational understanding of computing Reading & WritingDigital Literacy Higher Functioning in 21 st Century Classroom

18 IC 3 : Tool for Preparedness and Academic Success IC3 and the GS4 standard developed in partnership with Global Digital Literacy Council Over 270 subject matter experts from business and academia worldwide ISTE National Educational Computing Standards (NETSS) Alignment 2013 College credit approved by American Council on Education (ACE) Certiport Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC³ ® ) is the world’s premier digital literacy standard

19 IC 3 Syllabus and Text Books

20 Internet and Computing Core Certification Tallahassee Community College The Division of Technology and Professional Programs offers a Computer Literacy course as a general elective for all college students who may need to meet a particular program requirement and also satisfies TCC’s requirement for demonstrating computer literacy. Administrators wanted to redesign the Computer Literacy course, but the challenge was to ensure the new course aligned with industry needs. They redesigned the Computer Literacy course to incorporate IC³. The new course requires students to take the IC³ certification exams as tests in the course. During the first semester IC³ certification was offered at TCC, 85 Computer Literacy students obtained certification. The popularity of the exam has grown, and in 5 semesters, 539 students have earned certification.

21 Why Get MOS Certified?

22 Identifying the Barriers “Employers have long complained that too many young people leave school without the employability skills they are looking for.” -Deloitte & Touche Inability to apply skills in a practical environment

23 Identifying the Barriers “Employers have long complained that too many young people leave school without the employability skills they are looking for.” -Deloitte & Touche Inability to apply skills in a practical environment

24 Microsoft Office Specialist MOS is recognized globally as the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office applications.

25 Microsoft Office Specialist The MOS program includes industry certifications for: Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Access, PowerPoint, Word and OneNote. There is no computer application more pervasive in global business and academia than Microsoft Office. A MOS holds an industry certification which demonstrates their application mastery and readiness for college and career.

26 26 MOS 2010: Certification Program Overview *Available August 31, 2012

27 MOS Certification Benefits – Students Provides the skills that are required to succeed at the next academic level College Readiness Delivers the skills that are in demand and expected by employers Career Readiness Increases student productivity with academic assignments and projects Success in the Classroom Globally recognized credential boosts confidence and motivates students to achieve greater goals Differentiator & Self-Esteem Builder

28 Microsoft Office Specialist University of Denver “When they’re competing against other students from other business schools, if all things are equal, this is a differentiator for out students. We know students need to look at every angle possible to stand out and get ahead.” - Kathleen E. Davisson Chair Curriculum Committee Daniels College of Business University of Denver SAIT Polytechnic “MOS has raised the bar and the level of what our students do in their classes has gone up an entire notch. Now when our students are going out, they can go anywhere in the world and work – they have a skill set that is transportable everywhere.” - Patricia Rokosh SAIT Polytechnic, former School of Business Academic Chair Anne Arundel Community College “I’ve received multiple phone calls from the community saying, ‘Do you offer certification exams? Tell me more about it.’ So the feedback is there. We’re getting information back from the community saying they want it.” - Kelly K. Sell Application Coordinator Associate Professor Computer Technologies Dept. Anne Arundel Community College

29 Value of Certification - Kelli Hart Michigan State University At Michigan State we have experienced that the certifications are crucial in presenting a person’s skill and aptitude in order to obtain a specific job. Certified people are usually hired over those that are not. In addition to the value for the student, our ability to offer this service to our clients brings them in to our facility to be able to see what else we have to offer. Kind of a win-win for all."

30 Industry Pull

31 Adobe Certified Associate The ACA certification is the unsurpassed way to demonstrate expertise in Web Design, Visual and Print Design, and Digital Video.

32 Adobe Certified Associate Adobe® Dreamweaver® - industry leading web development toolAdobe® Flash® - interactive content creation across multiple devices Adobe® Photoshop® - industry standard for image editing and compositing. Adobe® Premiere® Pro is an industry leader in video production and editing. An ACA has earned a certification that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media.

33 Adobe Certified Associate Virginia Community College “We feel the job market better relates with, and values, skill set verification as opposed to course exams for career and technical education.” -Gordon Creasy Specialist for Industry Certification Virginia Department of Education Ball State University “It’s a technical foundation that says, ‘[this] didn’t take me ten years to make. I can do it efficiently and effectively, using the right process.” -Jonathan Hue Emergin Technologies Director, Ball State University Pearl-Rankin Career & Technical Center “It’s growing like wildfire. I can’t tell you the number of parents who have called asking about the certifications and other people who aren’t high school students wanting to know if they can sit in and take the test.” -Trey Gore Digital Media Technology Instructor, Pearl-Rankin Career & Technical Center at Hinds Community College

34 The Most Valuable Academic Programs Knowledge Skills & Experience Credentials Employability Degrees, diplomas, certificates, etc. Industry certifications & professional licenses Pearson Curriculum Instruction Labs (hands-on) Internships, work-study $

35 The Reality −70% of high school graduates go to college within two years of graduating, −But...only 4 in 10 have obtained either an associates or bachelors degree by their mid-20s −Only 56% enrolled in a four-year college obtain a bachelors degree after six years −Less than 30% enrolled in a community college obtain an associates degree within three years Pathways to Prosperity (Feb. 2011)

36 The Reality Revisited Knowledge Skills & Experience Credentials Employability $ Academic institutions can still complete the full equation when students do not complete their course of study Industry certifications with some post- secondary education

37 Why Focus on Industry Credentials? Resume Highlights: CS 201 – A- CS 252 – A Cumulative GPA – 3.44 Business Minor Internship with local accounting firm WHO GETS THE INTERVIEW? Resume Highlights: Financial Software Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC 3 ) Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Certified Internship with local accounting firm

38 Higher Education Mandates Texas Christian University University of Memphis Seattle University Auburn University University of Kentucky Ivy Tech Community College system California Community College System Western Governors University Northwestern Michigan College

39 Pathway to Successful Certification Site license model, with practice texts, industry driven exam objectives, and classroom delivery support a complete CTE learning pathway

40 Become a Certiport Authorized Testing Center Follow these six steps to begin offering Certiport certifications at your organizations:

41 Copyright © 2012 Certiport Corporation. All rights reserved. Certiport and the Certiport Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certiport Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This document is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as advertising. All warranties relating to the information in this document, either express or implied, are disclaimed to the maximum extent allowed by law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Thank You.

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