Microsoft today announced their partnership with Pearson VUE to take advantage of Pearson VUE’s extensive network of testing centers in training centers, academic institutions, corporations, U.S. military installations, and many other locations around the globe. Microsoft also announced that, beginning at the start of 2015, Pearson VUE will become our sole test provider(previously, prometric has this partnership). Microsoft is making this changes to make it convenient for people to learn how to make the most of our products and gain valuable certifications.
We’re also introducing a personalized candidate experience to make it easier to schedule and take exams. On our web site, you’ll find one-stop scheduling, recommendations on relevant training courses and study resources, and customized offers for continuing on to your next stage of Microsoft certification.
Another benefit of the change is that Pearson VUE’s test centers provide security measures that ensure skills testing integrity. Candidates are photographed and asked to provide a digital signature, in addition to other identification and admission requirements. The photograph and signature become a permanent part of each candidate’s Microsoft certification record.
To take an exam at a Pearson VUE testing center, you will need a Microsoft Account (formerly known as Live ID). You’ll also need to create a profile at microsoft.com/learning, even if you plan on registering for an exam by phone or in person, so that we can ensure your certification and learning activities stay in sync.
Read more about it here.