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Alpine Testing and Wiley Publishing Join the ITCC

Chicago, IL – January 21, 2015 – The IT Certification Council has gained two new member companies. Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc. and Wiley join the ITCC’s evolving list of leaders in the IT certification industry. Alpine is an employee owned company that provides psychometric, test development, and credential management solutions to credentialing and educational programs. Wiley is a global publishing company specializing in academic publishing.

 

“We are excited to be part of the ITCC,” says Russell Smith, Director of IT Certification & Senior Psychometrician. “It provides Alpine the opportunity to contribute to and participate in the development of best practices within the IT certification industry – especially as they relate to our core competencies of test development, psychometrics, and security.”

 

Alpine’s mission is to provide quality, practical solutions that enable test sponsors to develop, maintain, and continuously improve testing programs and contribute to the science and practice of testing. Wiley markets its products to professionals and consumers, students and instructors in higher education, and researchers and practitioners in scientific, technical, medical and scholarly fields.

 

“We are delighted to be a part of the ITCC,” says Barry Pruett, VP Professional Technology Strategy. “Wiley has been recognized as a leading source of learning for professionals for over two centuries, and today we are focused on providing digital training, job-readiness and certification prep for the tech community to assess, develop and validate skills for continuous professional growth. At this juncture, our association with ITCC will help us exchange ideas and work closely with the drivers of the tech industry toward setting global benchmarks in tech training and skill development.”

 

Wiley markets its products to professionals and consumers, students and instructors in higher education, and researchers and practitioners in scientific, technical, medical and scholarly fields. In recent years, Wiley has focused its activities increasingly on the areas of research, learning and professional practice, with its three core businesses now named Global Research, Professional Development, and Global Education.

 

“We’re excited to welcome Alpine Testing and Wiley Publishing to the IT Certification Council,” says Duane Draper, ITCC Board of Directors Chair. “We are happy to have them contribute their broad experience to the ITCC’s efforts to enhance the collective value of certification for the industry, the employer and the IT professional. Both of these companies contribute in many ways to the certification and education industries.

 

"Alpine Testing provides services to education and certification sponsors across many topical areas including test development, psychometrics and credential management; Wiley Publishing is one of the best known publishers in the world and a leader in the IT publishing space with both exam prep and reference offerings. Adding the perspectives of these two companies will enable the ITCC to further help the IT certification industry to meet the future needs of the IT labor market as well as ensure that certification candidates are prepared to take on those jobs.”

 

According to Alpine Testing President & CEO Brian Adams, the ITCC is engaged in important initiatives. “As their mission states,” Adams says, “‘enhance the collective value of certification for the industry, the employer and the IT professional.’ Alpine, being a provider of psychometric, test development, validation, and candidate management solutions to many IT certification programs, is excited to collaborate with the other member organizations and further these initiatives for the good of all IT certification programs and stakeholder groups.”

 

Wiley and Alpine share ITCC membership with APM Group, the California Community College System, Caveon, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, HDI, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Kaplan, LPI, Microsoft, The Open Group, Pearson VUE and Prometric. ITCC members design, develop and deliver certification exams and the accompanying study materials to create credentialing programs for the IT industry.

 

ABOUT ITCC

The ITCC is a council of IT industry leaders focused on promoting IT certifications and committed to growing professional certifications, while recognizing the need for a qualified workforce to support the world’s technology needs. http://www.itcertcouncil.org