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Pearson VUE Computer Based Testing National and Licensure credentials
The reason we do what we do!
“ I just completed the Comp-Tia A+ Certification. I used the
edition classes on Skillport and it was spot on to the exam. I
studied two hours a day until I went through all the classes
and the exam prep twice. This prepared me very well for the
“ We are currently based in Taji, Iraq and there is a Pearson VUE
SSG Kristopher Kane 2BCT 82AB Camp Taji, Iraq
“ Earning certification in a career field can be as satisfying as earning a college degree. Certification is the key link between Service member’s training and experience and it translates military qualifications into civilian terms. Becoming a certified is a great way to demonstrate initiative and responsibility, allowing Service members to exhibit the depth of their knowledge in their career field.”
Master Chief Petty Officer Tim Zernick, DANTES Special Enlisted Advisor
Navy COOL 13,818 certification exams have been funded (FY10) (183 of these funded vouchers were for Navy Reservists) 11,791 certification exams have been funded (FY11) (288 of these funded vouchers were for Navy Reservists) Mr. Keith Boring, Program Manager, N33, U.S. Navy Credentials Program Office, Center for Information Dominance
Commercial Credentials- End of course exams
DoD 8570: A Funded Mandate
Assign position specialty code/skill identifiers to personnel with privileged access; track key data in Component personnel/manpower databases of record
Applies to civilian, military, local national, contractor; full time or “as assigned”; regardless of job series/occupational specialty
Mandates use of commercial certifications to validate DoD baseline knowledge and skills
Requires certifications be accredited under ISO/IEC 17024, General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons
Continuous learning or re-test required to maintain certification status
DoDD 8570.1 (15 Aug 04) http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/index.html DoD 8570.01-M (19 Dec 05)
CompTIA Exam Pilot at Sea http://www.chips.navy.mil/archives/09_Jan/web_pages/IA_training.html
Information systems technician chief petty officers from the ship’s combat systems department administered the commercial certification exams using the Pearson VUE electronic testing platform.
Standing up Pearson VUE test centers afloat also enables testing for other certifications, including Adobe and Cisco certifications.
“ The ship can claim bragging rights with 95 percent of the Lincoln Strike Group IAWF now holding an IA commercial certification. Overall Navy certification status is at almost 40 percent. Many ashore units have high passage rates, but afloat operational tempo makes it more difficult to achieve,” said Mike Knight, Naval Network Warfare Command program manager for IAWF management.
Being able to train and test underway will help the Navy achieve not only DoD IAWF requirements but also DON continuous learning requirements. The Lincoln pilot also demonstrated that while some Sailors thrive in a live classroom environment, others do well with online courses and in the Virtual Training Environment.
“ Deckplate leadership from the chief petty officers, which includes training, mentoring and motivation of the Sailors, was the key to our success,” White said.
Impact: Personnel Performance
EUCOM study indicates certification improves performance for all, even those who failed test
The greater the number of certified personnel, the lower the incidence of spillage
Defense Contract Management Agency CERT says help desk certification has improved performance
Bulwark Defender exercise data suggests that certified personnel are better at diagnosing incidents
Training and certification programs have boosted morale
The program fosters a renewed interest in learning
Personnel have increased confidence to use available tools and resources
Advancement scores have increased
Pearson VUE Security Initiative
Candidate photos taken at admission will be printed on score reports along with an access code that will allow for third-party viewing of the exam record and digital photo on the Pearson VUE web site
Access codes can be shared—solely at the test-taker’s discretion—with employers and others for verification purposes
These new security enhancements will ensure that the person presenting certification credentials in the marketplace is the same individual who took the exam
All candidate data will be securely stored and protected by Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE Security Initiative
Military Awareness/DoD Worldwide 2012
The Objective: Promote certification within the military
Advertising (print & online)
Military Transition Times
Military Spouse Magazine
DoD Worldwide 2012
Partnered in 2009 with 14 client organizations to host “The Amazing Certification Race”
Test Center Marketing Kit Military Advertising DoD Worldwide 2009