Element K(R) Partners with Certiport(R) to Provide Training Organizations with an Enhanced Product Offering and a Total Learning Solution

November 3, 2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Element K recently enhanced its product portfolio with the ability to resell Certiport’s Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) and Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) certification exams. Coupled with Element K’s best-in-class training courseware, these exams make it easier than ever for training organizations to secure all the classroom and testing materials they need. Understanding that training budgets are repeatedly in jeopardy, Element K and Certiport offer training organizations a cost-effective tool to test and verify the improvement of their students’ skills, while also measuring the return on investment (ROI) of customers’ training dollars.

Element K’s classroom training materials map to Certiport exam objectives, giving students and training organizations a complete learning solution. The certification exams provide a perfect capstone for training and for the measurement of students’ success, which improves customer satisfaction with the overall training experience. This resource is yet another factor that sets Element K apart from its courseware competitors.

“Element K is very pleased to forge this relationship with Certiport as it enables both organizations to provide comprehensive turnkey learning solutions to our respective training partners,” said Jeffrey Felice, Vice President of Training Channel Enablement, Element K. “The combined solution will prepare individuals and the organizations they serve for the highest level of success and further represents Element K’s position as a trusted learning solution provider bringing the most effective solutions to market.”

“This partnership between Certiport and Element K enhances both organizations’ ability to cost-effectively provide excellent value, consolidated solutions and a clear learning path for our customers in an increasingly competitive climate,” said Ray Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Certiport. “Offering industry-recognized certifications like the Microsoft Office Specialist and the Adobe Certified Associate exams help to meet the needs of students looking to get ahead. Individuals who certify their skills provide the proficiency that strengthens local economies and workplace effectiveness.”

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About Element K

With nearly 30 years of experience in training and development, Element K provides learning solutions that enable organizations to develop employees, support partners, and educate customers. Our clients benefit from broad online and classroom content collections, custom learning program design and development, flexible on-demand delivery technologies, and administration support services.

As a group company of NIIT – a global talent development corporation operating in 44 countries – Element K has unmatched global reach and efficiency. The company employs over 700 professionals and is headquartered in Rochester, New York. For more information, visit http://www.elementk.com.

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of value-added, computerized test delivery services that include an expansive network of Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Its comprehensive services encompass test development, psychometrics, program management, sales and marketing for the official Microsoft® Office certification programs, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the iCritical Thinking(TM) Certification powered by ETS, the CompTIA® Strata IT Fundamentals, and the Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®). Certiport reliably delivers almost two million exams each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 142 countries and 24 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com.

“Certiport” and “IC3″ are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. “Microsoft” is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries. “Adobe” is either a registered trademark or trademark of Adobe Corporation in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    Element K Press Contact:

    David Snider
    Senior Director, Marketing

    Certiport Press Contact:

    Brenda Armstrong
    Corporate Communications

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