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Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Announces New Exam Partner

BETHESDA, Md., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), a leading information security certification body, announces Pearson VUE as their new proctored exam partner.

"The move to Pearson VUE will give GIAC exam candidates over 3,500 testing centers worldwide," says GIAC's Managing Director, Scott Cassity. We are a global certification body which makes it important to have testing centers in key areas of the world.

The GIAC program is unique in the information security industry because it offers more than 20 specialized certifications that are associated with specific skill sets and job roles within the IT security industry. The GIAC certification process and Real Skill Test® exam questions help ensure certified professionals are able to demonstrate the hands-on competency which proves they actually possess real-world skills related to the cyber security certification they hold.

To learn more about the GIAC program or to see a complete list of GIAC certifications, please visit:

About Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC is a certification body featuring over 20 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. GIAC has certified over 42,000 IT security professionals since it was founded in 1999. The GIAC program goes beyond theory and terminology and tests specific job-based-skills of Forensics, Security, Operations, Management and Software Security disciplines. In 2007 the GIAC program was accredited under the prestigious IEC/ISO/ANSI 17024 quality standard for certifying bodies and currently has five accredited certifications. GIAC is an affiliate of the SANS Institute and operates with its own mission and board of directors. (

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.