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USP Campus Director, Dr Irene Taafaki (centre), CISCO CCNA trainer Mr Marika Marika Qalomai (far right) and USP Marshall Islands Campus staff celebrate the official opening of the Campus as a Pearson VUE Test Center.

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Marshall Islands Campus is now the fourth site in the Asia-Pacific Region to become a Pearson VUE Test Center.  

Pearson VUE provides computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of testing-industry services and delivers exams through a comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 175 countries.

It also delivers a wide number of International Certified Exams through the Pearson VUE Online Test Center. Each year millions of people around the world take an exam with Pearson VUE.

The Marshall Islands Campus applied to become a Test Center in 2013. This was to enable graduates from its Computer Information System Company Certified Network Associate (CISCO CCNA) to take the final certification examination for CISCO through Pearson VUE without having to travel to Fiji or the United States mainland to take the exam.

Dr Irene Taafaki, Marshall Islands Campus Director said that bringing the test site to the Marshalls saves working students and their employers both time and money. 

On 30 October 2016, the Campus staff celebrated the official opening of the Pearson VUE site and at the same time welcomed CISCO Instructor Marika Qalomai who is also the USPNet Assistant Engineer from the Laucala Campus in Fiji. Mr Qalomai began teaching the second cohort of CISCO CCNA courses from 31 October, with thirteen (13) new students. 

At the opening on 28 October 2016, Dr Taafaki expressed her appreciation to USP Continuing Education Coordinators at the Marshall Islands Campus, Ms Jacqueline Lakmis and Mr Jonathan Lomodro for their hard work in meeting the multiple requirements of Pearson VUE.

Twelve (12) candidates from the first cohort will sit their CISCO Certification exams through Pearson VUE at the Marshall Islands Campus.

Ms Lakmis said that there will be, “no more stressing and worrying about traveling to where the nearest Pearson VUE Testing Center is in order to sit your exams – it is right here at USP.”

More than 450 credential owners across the globe choose Pearson VUE to help develop, manage, deliver and grow their testing programmes.

From online practice tests to high-stakes, proctored exams that require the industry’s most secure testing environments, Pearson VUE is the leader in computer-based-testing.

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