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Pearson VUE Japan offers stronger career pathways with globally recognised SAP consultant certification

London, U.K., March 19, 2012 — Japan’s business professionals are set to benefit from a stronger career pathway, thanks to the longstanding partnership of Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing and SAP, the world’s largest business software provider.

As part of its commitment to expanding its clients’ global reach and growing certification programmes, Pearson VUE will now use its Japan testing channel to ensure SAP candidates experience a standardised certification programme via the most advanced and secure form of assessment.

Sue Martin, Global Certification Director, SAP, said: “Pearson VUE has provided a strong commitment to help us develop our programmes and a faultless delivery of SAP exams over many years. They are best placed to help us grow our programme in Japan – where there is a high demand for globally recognised business certifications.”

Japan-based candidates will be able to pursue certification in fields such as HANA, Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management and Project Management. The exams are available as localised versions, establishing global consistency for SAP certification while supporting its aim to achieve international standardisation.

Tomofumi Matsubayashi, CEO & Representative Director, Pearson VUE Japan, added: “Many of our clients look to us to leverage our knowledge and expertise not only to help them develop and deliver their computer-based testing programmes but to facilitate a truly global reach. Thanks to our unrivalled network of global testing centres, we are able to support our clients and help them grow within their respective markets. The payoff for candidates is that they get access to globally recognised certification and a more standardised career path.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes 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 centres in 165 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.