Liferay Launches Certification Program through Prometric

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Certifications to benefit technology professionals, companies through official verification of Liferay Portal expertise.

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As the popularity of Liferay Portal has grown, the demand for qualified and trained Liferay professionals has also escalated.

Liferay, Inc., a recognized open source leader in the enterprise portal market, today announced the Liferay Certification Program with exams available globally through Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test delivery solutions. The new certification program will provide an official standard for assessing proficiency with Liferay Portal for technology professionals.

Liferay Portal is an enterprise-ready platform that can be used to build sophisticated websites, social intranets, customer portals, and other business solutions. With about 5 million global downloads, Liferay Portal has enjoyed widespread adoption and growth in the Liferay ecosystem. Currently, there are 100,000 members in the Liferay Community, 38 Liferay User Groups, and offices in 14 countries on five continents.

"As the popularity of Liferay Portal has grown, the demand for qualified and trained Liferay professionals has also escalated," said Brian Kim, Chief Operating Officer at Liferay. "The Liferay Certification Program gives technology professionals an objective way to demonstrate their knowledge of Liferay Portal."

Individuals that have completed the requirements of the Liferay Certification Program will be recognized with badges on their Liferay.com profiles.

“Prometric’s global testing network will allow Liferay to conduct examinations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions and equip technology professionals with a trusted testing experience and market-leading certification,” said Michael Brannick, President and CEO for Prometric.

In addition to certification, Liferay offers Liferay Training that provides hands-on experience with recommended best practices for specific solutions. Liferay recommends that companies look for Liferay professionals that have completed training prior to certification. Individuals who complete Liferay Training will also receive badges on Liferay.com.

Currently, Liferay provides the Liferay Certified Professional Developer certification for developers beginning with offerings on Liferay Portal 6.1. Additional certifications for other audiences, including portal and system administrators, are also in development. All certification exams are administered through Prometric, and exam candidates can start the registration process by visiting Prometric's Liferay Test Sponsor Site at http://www.prometric.com/liferay. With 4,000 testing centers in its IT channel, Prometric brings Liferay Certification to Liferay professionals worldwide.

For more information about the Liferay Certification Program, visit http://www.liferay.com/certification.

For more information about Liferay, visit http://www.liferay.com. Learn more about Prometric, Inc. at http://www.prometric.com.

About Liferay

Liferay is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Société Générale, Rolex SA, Siemens AG, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers.

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take close to 10 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense.

Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.

For more information, please visit http://www.prometric.com.

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