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BICSI to switch to computer-based testing

Deal with Pearson VUE will see BICSI credential exams moved to computer-based testing

BICSI to switch to computer-based testing
BICSI credential exams will be taken on computers from 2012.

IT industry association BICSI is to switch all of its credential examinations to computer-based testing, following an agreement with Pearson VUE.

Under the agreement, eight BICSI qualifications, including the cornerstone Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), will be shifted to a computer-based model, with testing delivered through the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center network of more than 4,500 sites in 165 countries. The first computer testing will begin in February 2012, for the Data Centre Design Consultant (DCDC) credential.

 "We are pleased to be working with BICSI to deliver their credentialing programs," said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. "Our expansive test center network is ideal for IT certification programs, as it combines global reach and coverage with a secure testing environment. We look forward to working with BICSI to grow their certification program."

"Moving our credentialing program from paper-based exams to computer-based testing is a major milestone for us," said Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, CSI, president of BICSI. "Our partnership with Pearson VUE allows BICSI to utilize Pearson VUE's global test center network to expand our credentialing program while providing a major benefit to our members and non-members alike."

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