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Yard joins Pearson Vue network to offer certification testing in Cardiff

Pearson Vue, the computer-based testing (CBT) business of Pearson has signed an agreement with technical marketing agency Yard to test candidates pursuing key industry certifications from leading IT programmes, such as Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and VMware.

Paul Newbury is CTO and co-founder of Yard.

Yard will offer accessible and secure testing to candidates from their Cardiff office.

Ray Murray, vice-president of business development at Pearson Vue, said: “We are proud to welcome Yard to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson Vue Authorised Test Centres. Together, we are providing even more candidates with the opportunity to obtain meaningful certifications and advance their careers.”

Paul Newbury, Yard’s chief technology officer and co-founder, said: “We’re very excited about our new partnership with Pearson Vue. The Pearson Vue Testing System is the most powerful available and gives us unparalleled control and flexibility over our ability to manage our business our way and the agreement means we can easily offer same-day testing, or bring testing to our customers’ locations. For example, not only does Yard offer expert Adobe training, but our candidates are now able to take the Adobe certification exam at Yard, allowing us to provide a seamless Adobe training experience.”

Pearson VUE’s advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organisations around the globe through the world's largest most secure test centre network. The system enables candidates to register and reschedule their tests online or through a Pearson Vue call centre.