Prometric Signs Strategic Agreement With CERT for Exclusive Test Delivery in UAE

<strong>Baltimore, Md. and Dubai, United Arab Emirates &mdash; April 22</strong><br />Prometric, a global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment services, has been chosen by CERT, the official certifying authority in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the guidance of the Ministry of Higher Education, to exclusively provide testing and assessment development and delivery services in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the other Emirates comprising the UAE. The collaboration agreement is a linchpin in Prometric&#39;s Middle Eastern expansion strategy that includes the recent launch of a Prometric subsidiary there. <br /><br />Under the agreement, Prometric will have exclusive access to all CERT educational institutes, including the 17,000 students enrolled in the UAE&#39;s Higher Colleges of Technology. The benefits to the people of the Emirates include access to some of the most prestigious certification and assessment tests in the world that are offered only through Prometric, including Microsoft, Project Management Institute, the Green Building Certification Institute and many others. The establishment of Prometric Dubai is a significant step toward Prometric&#39;s growth in the region. It will provide on the ground support to existing global contracts and lead efforts to develop new relationships in the quickly growing Middle East region. <br /><br />At a recent ceremony for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the organizations, Michael Brannick, president and CEO of Prometric, and Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan &mdash; minister of higher education and scientific research, chairman of CERT and chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology &mdash; agreed to collaborate on…


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