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IT Certification Press Releases

Press releases and industry news published by certification vendors, training companies, and other members of the IT certification marketplace.

Oracle Selects Pearson VUE to Deliver Sun Certification Exams

Pearson VUE, pills the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced this month that Oracle has chosen Pearson VUE to deliver its Sun certification exams. Effective June 1, 2011, the Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL and NetBeans exams will be delivered globally through the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center network of more than 4,500 sites in 165 countries.

Cisco Hosts Free Virtual Talent Development Fair

In response to continuing demand for skilled professionals to manage tools that keep information and communication flowing, medic Learning@Cisco is hosting a virtual event to help both networking beginners and seasoned professionals gain valuable information to help advance their networking careers. The Cisco Certification and Training Program provides career advancement opportunities, higher education, higher earning potential and job flexibility.

IEEE Computer Society Embarks on Refresh of CSDA Examination

The IEEE Computer Society is moving forward with the refresh of the Certified Software Development Associate examination for entry-level software developers. The update will align the CSDA with current software engineering industry trends and Version 3 of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). Additionally, the changes will maintain the CSDA's standing with ISO-IEC standards for software engineering certifications.

Updated CompTIA Security+ Exam Reflects Changes in IT Security Landscape

CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for the world's technology workforce, today announced the availability of an updated version of its CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Pearson and VMware Announce the Creation of VMware Press

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, and VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced VMware Press, a newly created technical imprint that will serve as VMware's official publishing entity. The newly formed press will provide a suite of virtualization technology and certification products in multiple languages and formats.

LPI Announces New Training Partners in China and Philippines

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, and its affiliate, LPI-Asia Pacific announced new LPI-Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP) in the region: Beijing Shenghao Boyuan Technology Company of mainland China and Concentrix of the Philippines.

Microsoft Gives Masterminds Around the World an Opportunity for Recognition

Company announces plans to provide Microsoft Certified Master program for Exchange Server 2010 through a network of international testing centers.

Certiport Selected as Exclusive Provider of New Autodesk Certification

Certiport (, ampoule the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced that it is offering the new Autodesk Certified User certification program beginning in May 2011.

Cisco, Corptax, EMC, Philips Healthcare, PTC, Symantec, and VMware Named Winners of Spring 2011 TSIA STAR Awards

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for today's technology services organizations, announced the winners of the Spring 2011 STAR Awards today at the Technology Services World (TSW) conference being held in Santa Clara, California.

Milestone Campaign Touts the Value of Certification as Certiport Approaches 10 Million Exams Delivered

Certiport, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today launched the Power of 10 global campaign in anticipation of the delivery of the company's 10 millionth validated certification exam.

Red Hat Introduces JBoss Certified Developer Program

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced this morning the launch of the JBoss Certified Developer (JBCD) program, a certification that validates skill and expertise in JBoss-specific technologies and development standards. The JBCD program will offer multiple specialized credentials earned by passing rigorous, hands-on practical exams.

New IT Career and Certification Resources Available from CompTIA

New resources on career options for current and future workers in information technology (IT), ampoule and for the organizations that employ them, are now available from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry.

Red Hat Recognizes Emergent's Quint Van Deman as 2011 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Quint Van Deman, director of open source consulting at Emergent, LLC and a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA

New ISACA World Congress Helps Drive Business Value With Technology

Business leaders need a better way to understand how future directions in technology can make them more competitive and closer to their customers without compromising security and privacy. To address this need, capsule ISACA, patient a global association of 95,000 business and IT professionals, will host the World Congress: INSIGHTS 2011 conference 27-29 June at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, near Washington DC.

FITSI Issues Call for Public Comment on New Performance-Based Certifications for Federal Cyber Security Professionals

In March 2010, impotent the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) announced a role-based certification program for the civilian, military, and contractor staff who manage, design, operate, and audit federal IT systems. While there are a number of high quality IT security certifications, the differentiating goal of the Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) certifications is to document an in-depth knowledge of the unique federal IT security management, operational, and technical controls specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

MEF Launches Certification Program for Carrier Ethernet Professionals

The MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) has today formally launched the third part of its widely adopted MEF Carrier Ethernet certification program. The new MEF Professional Certification program is designed for individuals whose Carrier Ethernet technology, services and application expertise meet MEF criteria. The MEF's Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) test validates knowledge of Carrier Ethernet technology, standards and applications.