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PTC Webinar Presentation - Want to know what they think of your certification? Just ask!
The most valuable asset a testing program can have is a strong credential. Understanding the public’s perception of the value of a certification in relation to peer organizations will help inform important decisions for a program. Pearson VUE partnered with 19 IT organizations to perform an industry-wide survey of candidates on the value of IT certification.

May 5, 2016 12:30PM Eastern

The survey was built to ascertain study habits, test preparation, motivations for testing, benefits of certification, and future intentions for further training and certification. The process was inexpensive to execute and resulted in valuable information that can be used to make program enhancements or market to candidates more effectively. Attendees will be able to discover what was learned and how participating companies can use this data to make strategic programmatic decisions and identify

Kelly Goeke, Manager, Global IT Marketing (Pearson VUE) Kelly has more than 16 years of marketing experience in a variety of roles, including market research, marketing strategy and project management. She currently serves as Pearson VUE’s manager of global IT marketing, where she manages a team of marketing managers responsible for developing and managing marketing initiatives and activities to increase test volumes and promote certification programs for key IT clients. She is also responsibl

Trent Howell, Senior Director, Certifications Marketing (CompTIA) As the Senior Director of Certifications Marketing for CompTIA, Trent oversees all marketing activities for CompTIA’s vendor-neutral certifications worldwide. He has over 20 years marketing experience with the majority of that time spent working with information technology training and certification. Prior to joining CompTIA in 2013, Trent led the marketing efforts for Microsoft Office Specialist certification at Certiport, a Pe

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Industry Collaboration Webinar - How to Create a Performance-Based Certification Program for Software and Technology
Certifications are a crucial aspect in the world of technology today. Not only can certifications ensure that customers are able to use software effectively, they also provide a system of distinguishing between various levels of knowledge. The problem with most certification programs is that they do not necessarily "test" or otherwise provide validation for making sure people have the skills and/or the right level of skill needed to get the most out of the software they are using.

May 24th at 10am PT

Customer education professionals should consider the different methods of assessments, including the performance-based certification, to ensure the certifications they provide are most effective.

This webinar is a follow-up to the one we recorded on October 6, 2015 entitled The Value of Performance-based Certifications, Frederick “Suizo” Mendler, CEO of TrueAbility. This time, in addition to Suizo, we're joined by Judy Hale, certification expert and author of the book Performance-Based Certification: How to design a valid, defensible, cost-effective program, and Rich Raposa, Certification Manager at Hortonworks, as we dive into what it takes to create a performance-based certificati

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