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10,000 Issues Testing In a Tough Economy. Jonathan Miller Director, Global Channel Sales & Development Pearson VUE Ryan Ulwelling Manager, Global PVTC Selects Pearson VUE Kathy Rich Coordinator of Testing Services North Georgia College & State University August 3, 2012.

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10 000 issues testing in a tough economy

10,000 IssuesTesting In a Tough Economy

Jonathan Miller

Director, Global Channel Sales & Development

Pearson VUE

Ryan Ulwelling

Manager, Global PVTC Selects

Pearson VUE

Kathy Rich

Coordinator of Testing Services

North Georgia College & State University

August 3, 2012


10 000 issues testing in a tough economy

  • Why are we a testing center?

  • What value does a testing center bring to our campus and our community, and who needs to better understand this?

  • Revenue?

  • Service to students?

  • Campus access to potential students?

  • Community Service?


Talking to testing companies

Talking to Testing Companies***


Talking to testing companies1

Talking to Testing Companies

Who do I work with, how do I choose?

How do I forecast what volume of exams I might expect?

What exams can I deliver? Who decides? Is there anything I can do to deliver additional sponsor’s exams?


Planning a test center

Planning a test center

  • One site or multiple sites

    • Should I have one main location or room, and add additional campuses, sites or rooms as needed?

    • Workstations, dividers, keyboards, computers, audio/visual, server rooms, what else?

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Value minded test centers

Value-Minded Test Centers

Utilization & Efficiency

Empty seats are bad

Scheduling Scenarios

Ideal opening hours, days, nights, weekends; what works?

Utilizing equipment for multiple purposes and multiple companies

Educating your campus and your community of the service you provide, and the value that you add


Test center facility requirements

Test Center Facility Requirements

  • Distraction-free, secure area conducive to testing

  • Computers for test delivery workstations, a server and test

  • administrator/proctor workstation

  • Separate check-in area, with work space for test administrator and seating for candidates waiting

  • Lockable storage for test candidate belongings

  • Security Equipment such as cameras for candidate photos, digital signature pads, fingerprint devices, palm vein scanners etc.

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10 000 issues testing in a tough economy

Sample Test Center Set Up

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10 000 issues testing in a tough economy

Sample Test Center Set Up

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Accommodations rooms cbt

Accommodations Rooms & CBT

  • Plan for an increase in accommodations requests and needs.

  • Build a room with computer access and software into your test center plan.

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Exams map to careers

Exams Map to Careers

Careers in Health & Fitness

American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist


Exams map to careers1

Exams Map to Careers

Careers in Food Safety

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

Food Safety Manager Certification

Retail

Restaurant

Schools


Exams map to careers2

Exams Map to Careers

Careers in Medical

Registered Phlebotomy Technician

Certified Medical Administrative Specialist

American Medical Technologists

Medical Technologist

Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant

Certified Office Laboratory Technician

Registered Medical Assistant

Medical Laboratory Technician

* Testing centers must receive special approval to delivery AMT Exams.


Exams map to careers3

Exams Map to Careers

Entry Level Careers in Information Technology

CompTIA A+

Preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, trouble shooting

CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals

Basic IT Installation & Maintenance

CompTIA

CompTIA IT for Sales

Selling IT Solutions

CompTIA PDI+

Printers, scan processes, color theory & networking


Exams map to careers4

Exams Map to Careers

Careers in Computer Networking

Cisco

CCENT Certification

Entry Level Certification

CCNA

Routing & Switching

CCDA

Design

CCNA Security

Network Security

CCNA Voice

Voice

CCNA Wireless

Wireless


Pearson vue exams map to careers

Pearson VUE Exams Map to Careers

Careers in Web Design & Digital Media

CIW Web Foundations Associate

Adobe Certified Associate

Adobe

CIW

CIW Internet Business Associate Certification

ACA gains experience in internships or first job in industry

CIW Site Development Associate Certification

CIW Network Technology Associate Certification

Adobe Certified Expert


Pearson vue exams map to careers1

Pearson VUE Exams Map to Careers

Careers in

IT Security

EC Council

Check

Point

Certified Ethical Hacker CEH

EC Council Network Security Administrator

CCSPA

Check Point Certified Security Principles Associate

Certified Ethical Hacker

EC Council Certified Security Analyst


Pearson vue exams map to careers2

Pearson VUE Exams Map to Careers

Distance Education

Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a world leader in distance education, providing busy working adults with the opportunity to earn degrees with flexibility.

Arts & Sciences Exams

Business Exams

Nursing Exams

(Associate and Baccalaureate)

Education Exams


You are the client

You are the client

  • Ask for reliable technical support

  • Ask for marketing tools to promote your test center

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10 000 issues testing in a tough economy

Thank You!!


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