(ISC)² expands UK exam centres to 33 locations

Information security certification body (ISC)² expands network of test centres for computerised exams through partnership with Pearson VUE

Information security certification body, (ISC)² has expanded its network of test centres for computerised examinations across the UK, from two to 33, through its partnership with Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE provides computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world, with secure test centres in 175 countries.

The move is aimed at making it easier for UK information security professionals to access exam centres for certifications such as the CISSP and CSSLP that are closer to where they live or work.

Exam centres are open during regular business hours, but the candidates can book exams online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“With the growing demand for certification and the dire need for continuous professional development, we are committed to helping professionals achieve their goals, and in turn addressing some of the larger infosecurity skills challenges we’re facing today,” said John Colley, managing director, (ISC)2 Europe.

“With such an extensive network of exam centres, we are ensuring that accessibility does not present a barrier to people’s ability to pursue professional certification. Candidates can now schedule the exams when and where they want; reducing the need to incur travel and accommodation costs,” Colley said.

(ISC)2 moved to computer-based exams for all its certifications in June 2012 to provide candidates with more choices of exam centres, easier exam registration, precise evaluation of competency, rapid turnaround of results and greater exam security.

The expansion of the number of test centres in the UK follows the launch of Live Online training earlier this month to improve accessibility to (ISC)2 education programmes in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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