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MeasureUp Wins Redmond Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Exam Preparation


Certification exam preparation materials named ISV Winner and Preferred Product by Redmond Magazine readers

Certiport (www.certiport.com), the leading certification solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced that MeasureUp won Redmond Magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice ISV Award Winner for "Best Exam Preparation Vendor".

Certiport acquired MeasureUp, the global leader in IT practice tests and assessment services in May 2010, and this is the second Redmond Readers Choice Award for the company (2008).

"It is gratifying to know that our product quality has been recognized by Redmond Magazine readers," said Kevin Brice, Chief Strategy Officer, Certiport. "This award validates our MeasureUp test preparation as the best in the industry and helps individuals become more employable by validating sought after skills."

MeasureUp practice tests stand out for their innovative use of simulation questions, comprehensive explanations, complete coverage of exam objectives, multiple delivery modes, and in-depth reporting. MeasureUp has been a long-term, preferred practice test provider for Microsoft certifications.

Redmond sent its Readers Choice survey to 40,000 subscribers of the magazine. Redmond is focused on the extensive vendor community that expands on what Microsoft already does; because Microsoft products routinely win in many categories, they developed the ISV Winner award to recognize the leading ISVs whose wares finished just behind those of Microsoft in their standings.

"We know our MeasureUp Microsoft certification preparation materials are the best in the industry, and we are pleased that Redmond readers agree," said Ray Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Certiport.

In addition to being the only Microsoft® Certified Practice Test Partner through Certiport's expansive network of more than 10,000 centers in 142 countries worldwide, MeasureUp provides a complete certification solution for the official Microsoft Office certification programs. Certiport offers a full range of solutions to support the entire certification lifecycle including study materials, practice exams, and certifications.

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services which include practice tests via MeasureUp® delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft® Office certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the iCritical Thinking™ Certification powered by ETS, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 142 countries and 24 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com.

About MeasureUp

MeasureUp is an assessment and certification practice test company that provides the necessary tools to reinforce learning and validate knowledge. MeasureUp assessment and practice test customers include a broad range of companies and higher-education learning institutes, such as Microsoft, New Horizons, Pearson/VUE, Lockheed Martin, Global Knowledge, and Herzing College. MeasureUp specializes in creating assessments that can be used for training, placement, and proving knowledge retention. MeasureUp practice tests are recognized for their innovative use of simulation question types, comprehensive explanations, complete coverage of exam objectives, multiple delivery modes, and in-depth reporting. For more information, visit www.MeasureUp.com.

"Certiport," "IC³" and "MeasureUp" are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. "Microsoft" is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.