Certiport and ThinkCSI Partner to Build the Technology Skills of Students and Workers in Saudi Arabia

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Newly Formed Certiport Arabia to Manage and Deliver Certification Exams in Underserved Countries

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, today announces a five-year agreement with ThinkCSI to drive technology skills development and deliver certification exams in Saudi Arabia and surrounding countries. Under the new operating brand Certiport Arabia, ThinkCSI will assume full management control over all aspects of the Certiport business in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Yemen, Iraq, and Lebanon.

All existing Certiport resellers in the region will be managed by ThinkCSI under the new brand. Certiport Arabia will manage regional transactions, business development, marketing, sales, and support for all of Certiport’s certification programs. Certiport Arabia will also work collaboratively with resellers in support of strategic Microsoft volume purchase customers through the growth and deployment of the Microsoft Volume Licensing Certification offerings in the region. 

“Certiport and ThinkCSI have a long and trusted history and have been valued strategic partners for more than 15 years,” said Aaron Osmond, General Manager, Certiport. “We are confident that with ThinkCSI’s strong business relationships in the region and proven marketing, sales, and operational skills, the Certiport offering will experience strong market growth and improved customer satisfaction in a very short period of time. We are excited to enter into this new Certiport Arabia partnership with ThinkCSI.”

ThinkCSI has firmly established relationships across government, education, and business, with a goal to meet the demand for professional development in the region.

“We are honored and welcome the opportunity to expand our partnership with Certiport by launching Certiport Arabia,” says Azzam Zaza, VP and Director of Support Services, ThinkCSI. “The rising demand for professional training and certification throughout our region will continue with urgency as regional stakeholders reach outward to actively compete in the global markets across all industries and disciplines.”

“As the premier certification provider in the region with firmly established relationships across governments, education, and businesses, we are well-positioned to meet the demand and contribute to the professional development of the region’s citizens,” says Eng. Ali Albehairy, Director of Operations, ThinkCSI.

About ThinkCSI

CSI is a diversified company with a unified business focus to provide exceptional services to our customers and partners across the Middle East & Africa. Capitalizing on the excellent reputation and high business value of significant brands thriving in our region and exclusively represented by our business divisions, we are committed to helping our region bridge the service gap on the quest for globalization. We are a firmly established certification and training provider, well-positioned to support global initiatives and contribute to the economic prosperity of the region and its citizens. As the region opens its boundaries to compete in the worldwide marketplace beyond its vast oil interests, the demand for trained and certified professionals across all industries and disciplines will increase exponentially. We will accomplish this by connecting elite international professionals, businesses, universities, and government agencies in ordinary pursuits of excellence.

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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