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New Global Certification Exam Delivery Partner Announced

Created: 12 Apr 2013 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014
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Symantec to Partner with Pearson VUE

Effective June 24, 2013, all Symantec Technical Certification (SCS, SCP) and Technical Accreditation (STS, ASC) exams will be available exclusively at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. This transition globally impacts Symantec customers, partners and employees.

The Symantec Certification Program is pleased to announce Pearson VUE as its new, global certification exam delivery partner. Pearson VUE is widely known as an industry leader in providing computer-based test delivery. The partnership will result in a more efficient and engaging testing service with additional locations for examinees. Pearson VUE’s advanced registration and delivery technologies simplify the registration process, allowing faster registration, broader access to exams in over 175 countries and greater exam security to protect your investment in Symantec training and certification.  

How will this change affect Symantec Technical examinees?

Examinees who previously took their Symantec technical accreditation (STS, ASC) or certification (SCS, SCP) exams at Prometric test center locations will need to begin taking these exams at a Pearson VUE location. There is no change to the credential programs; Technical Certifications and Technical Accreditations achieved at a Prometric testing center will remain valid through their expiration dates. To quickly and easily connect to the registration sites visit the Pearson VUE’s website, Symantec Education Services’ Certification Program website, or the Symantec PartnerNet website.

When will Pearson VUE begin delivering Symantec exams?

Test delivery at Pearson VUE will begin June 24, 2013. Candidates may begin scheduling their exam appointments on June 3, 2013 and sit for exams June 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM US Central Standard Time.

Our current relationship with Prometric will remain through 11:59 PM US Central Standard Time, on June 23, 2013. Candidates may continue to take exams and use Prometric exam vouchers at Prometric Testing Centers worldwide until that date.

Will Pearson VUE accept Prometric exam vouchers?

Pearson VUE will accept valid training bundle and pay-upon-redemption Prometric exam vouchers for Symantec exams. Candidates will only need to provide the Prometric voucher number when registering for their exam with Pearson VUE. 

If a candidate has purchased a pre-paid voucher directly from Prometric, it will expire if not redeemed and an exam completed at Prometric by June 23, 2013. Prometric will not offer a refund for any pre-paid voucher that is not redeemed and an exam completed by June 23, 2013. The exception is for candidates who received a SCS or SCP certification voucher from Symantec Education Services, as part of a training bundle; Symantec and Pearson VUE will honor those vouchers.

Symantec Education Services will contact candidates with exam vouchers and encouraging them to redeem pre-paid vouchers that were purchased directly from Prometric.

Where can I find more information and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)?

Review the detailed FAQs about this announcement.

For more information about the Symantec Technical Certification and Technical Accreditation Program, contact Global_Exams@symantec.com