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Certiport Launches Web-Based Exam Delivery System on Microsoft Azure

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Jan. 23, 2019) — Certiport, the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced the release of Compass®, a new web-based exam delivery system powered by Microsoft Azure. Compass is exclusive to Certiport and Pearson VUE and provides a state-of-the-art experience to test candidates in multiple languages with secure browser-based software.


Compass’ light-weight technology reduces the size and number of downloads with a simple, user-friendly interface to access the same Certiport tools and services currently available on the Certiport Portal. Compass is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X platforms, provides online delivery, and is powered by the Azure Cloud Virtual Machine. Automatic updates make Compass an attractive solution for any institution to offer certification exams with Internet access in their computer lab.


“Certiport has more than 14,000 testing centers all over the world with varying needs,” said Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager – IT, Pearson VUE. “Some of them appreciate the availability of offline testing through our Console 8 platform. Others have been asking for a web-based testing experience for quite some time – we are pleased to offer them Compass for a smooth, secure, online certification experience.”


Certiport Authorized Testing Centers can immediately log-in to the Certiport Portal, download Compass, and launch the software to administer available exams. Please view to view the exam release dates and localizations. To become a Certiport Authorized Testing Center visit and then install Compass.


Currently, Compass supports the following certification programs: Adobe Certified Associate, App Development with Swift, Autodesk Certified User, Autodesk Certified Professional, EC-Council Associate, IC3 Digital Literacy, Microsoft Certified Educator, and Microsoft Technology Associate. Microsoft Office Specialist is currently available by invitation with full rollout planned in Q2.


About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. Certiport provides certification development, delivery, and program management services through an expansive network of more than 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. More than 3 million Certiport exams are delivered in 26 languages across 148 countries each year throughout the academic, workforce, and corporate technology markets. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business, and is a part of the world’s leading learning company, Pearson. To learn more, go to


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