Vietnam General Department of Vocational Training Partners with Certiport to Add IT Literacy Program to Vocational Education

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Local Partner IIG Vietnam to Deploy Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification and Adobe Certified Associate Exams in 600+ Vocational Schools Nationwide

I hope the partnership will further facilitate and enhance Vietnam’s vocational training quality, especially increasing innovation in IT and the assessment of students’ IT proficiency.

Certiport (, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the General Department of Vocational Training (GDVT) in Vietnam. The agreement will allow Certiport partner IIG Vietnam to work with the Vietnam GDVT to launch a new IT literacy program and offer technology certification at more than 600 vocational centers and colleges nationwide.

Approximately 350,000 students enroll in vocational training in Vietnam each academic year and one million students participate in the entire system. The IT literacy program will include the Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) and Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) certification.

“We appreciate the cooperation between GDVT and Certiport to form this MOU,” said Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, director general, GDVT. “The program will enhance Vietnam’s vocational development strategy greatly. I hope the partnership will further facilitate and enhance Vietnam’s vocational training quality, especially increasing innovation in IT and the assessment of students’ IT proficiency.”

The GDVT plans to work with IIG Vietnam to roll out IC³ certification with courseware in Vietnamese towards the end of 2011.

“IIG Vietnam is proud to bridge the cooperation between Certiport and GDVT in Vietnam,” said Mr. Doan Hong Nam, president, IIG Vietnam. “By representing Certiport in Vietnam, IIG Vietnam will help implement this project to enhance vocational training quality and improve the labor force in general.”

Certiport, IIG Vietnam and dignitaries from the Vietnam GDVT signed the MOU at Certiport’s annual Global Partner Summit in San Diego, California.

“I commend the GDVT for recognizing the importance of ICT knowledge and implementing international IT standards in their education system,” said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. “Our partnership will help Vietnamese vocational students learn the skills necessary to compete in today’s global job market. Through our partner IIG Vietnam, we are confident that the Vietnamese education system will benefit greatly from localized certification solutions.”

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Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services which include practice tests via MeasureUp® delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 150 countries and 25 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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