Certiport Exams Receive ACE Recommendation for College Credit Equivalency

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business and Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016 certifications awarded strong college credit recommendations

The American Council on Education (ACE) has approved the Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 certification exams for college credit equivalency.

The ACE Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) was established in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping students gain access to academic credit for formal training taken outside traditional degree programs. ACE CREDIT visited the Certiport offices to assess and ultimately recommended college credit for the following exams:

  • Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification exam: 3 credit hours for lower division (100-200 level) in Business Management.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016 certification exam: 1 credit hour for lower division (100-200 level) in Information Technology.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016 certification exam: 1 credit hour for lower division (100-200 level) in Information Technology.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016 certification exam: 1 credit hour for lower division (100-200 level) in Information Technology.

“The ACE CREDIT team verified that the content of our exams stacks up against college course standards and they agreed that they are equivalent, valid and reliable compared to similar college courses,” said Aaron Osmond, General Manager, Certiport. “Specifically, they complimented the quality of the exams and the superior testing experience offered by our performance-based exam environment.”

Going forward students will be able to earn college credit by taking and passing the ESB and MOS 2016 certifications. More than 2,000 US-based colleges and universities are part of the ACE CREDIT network and will recognize the recommendations. For more information about the ESB and MOS 2016 certification programs please visit http://www.certiport.com/products.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, the Toon Boom Certified Associate certification program, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification and the Certiport Business Fundamentals certification program. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

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