Update Your Transcript on the TechCertRegistry

Most IT professionals join the TechCertRegistry to produce a verified certification transcript to aid them in a job search or to simply maintain a centralized record of their certifications. When you obtain a new certification, make sure to add your credentials to your transcript. If you have not certified with the provider yet, you will need to add the new provider to your profile.

The following certification providers are available to add to your transcript:

  • Citrix
  • HDI
  • HP
  • IBM
  • LPI
  • Microsoft
  • Novell

A new primary URL for the TCR is live and can be accessed here

Grant Hansen to Discuss Gamification at ITCC Member Meeting

Gamification Presentation, Grant Hansen
ITCC Member Meeting
Thursday, February 20, 2014
11:00 a.m. Central

“Gamification” is a term that is tossed around a lot these days as a way to drive engagement in learning content and user communities, but what about using this technique to enhance assessment and certification?

Grant Hansen will be demonstrating a new and innovative learning platform called mLevel, which is used to create simple and engaging games, videos and tasks. Using various gamification techniques, mLevel enables you to drive deeper learner engagement by:

  • Engaging learners where they are anytime on any device (phones, tablets, etc.)
  • Motivating learner participation by incorporating fast and fun games
  • Providing a “no-coding” environment that enables rapid development and deployment
  • Use of sophisticated gaming and learning analytics about your learner population

The mLevel platform can be used to enhance technology roll-outs, core terminology learning, policy and process review, new product launches, product and marketing updates, on-boarding, business acumen, reviewing and assessing core competencies, highlighting best practices, new hire orientation, supporting traditional ILT programs and enhancement of technical certification through engaging practice tests and assessments.

Grant will be demonstrating the end user experience as well as what it takes to build and deploy Missions in a matter of minutes.

Join the webinar here on Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. Central.


Attend a Webinar on Protecting Tests Using U.S. Copyright Law

Protecting Your Tests Using U.S. Copyright Law
Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Part of the Caveon Webinar Series


U.S. copyright laws can be used to protect the integrity of your tests and keep your exam from being copied. And when your exam content winds up online, the U.S. Copyright laws can also be used to remove that content from infringing web sites.

Kenneth Horton, from the law firm of Kirton and McConkie, will discuss key issues on this important topic. With a technical degree, a business degree (MBA), and a legal degree, Ken provides a multi-disciplinary approach to intellectual property services. These services are enhanced by his constant research into both the legal and strategic aspects of intellectual property required by his teaching position as an associate professor in IP Strategy. Ken exhibits an entrepreneurial flair through investing in—and consulting with—technology-focused companies.

Ken will be joined by a member of the Caveon web patrol team who will discuss other aspects of finding infringing content online.

Register for the webinar here.

Certification Spotlight: Clarke Porter

Clarke Porter was one of the founders of Integral7, a SAS-based credential management system. Integral7 was acquired by Pearson VUE in 2010, and he currently leads the technology businesses that support credentialing. Clarke has a long history in the IT certification industry, having worked with Novell in the late 80’s to establish the first IT certification. He was also one of the founders of Drake Prometric and VUE (Virtual University Enterprises) and served as their President and CEO, respectively. 

Can you tell us a little bit about the professional credentials you offer at Pearson?Pearson VUE is the leading global computer-based testing organization, not only for the IT industry but many other industries and professions from health care to insurance to financial services. We partner with the leading credentialing bodies to deliver millions of exams to aspiring and continuing professionals. To see a complete list of IT certifying bodies we work with, click here.

Where do you see IT certification going for Pearson or technology in the next few years?
IT certification is a key market for Pearson VUE – we have a pervasive global network of Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers (PVTCs) over 5,000 strong. Pearson VUE offers expanded delivery options, which include internet-based testing, and mobile testing to compliment our test center delivery offering. We continue to innovate and expand our offering to meet changing market needs. Today, testing organizations are demanding more options to deliver exams and measure professional competency. We understand and help our clients demonstrate the value of certification for employers and professionals – in terms of improved quality and productivity for employers and better career opportunities for professionals.

Who would you recommend consider getting certified by Pearson?
We see certification as a career readiness and advancement strategy. The certifying bodies we work with are providing the core technologies that companies rely on to operate their businesses. IT professionals are required in every market segment, and there is currently a shortage of IT skilled professionals in the workforce. IT jobs are plentiful and rewarding, and IT certifications help positively differentiate workers seeking jobs.

What is the best way to prepare for a certification from Pearson?
Pearson VUE and its partners offer a wide array of training and test preparation materials for IT professionals. There is also a wealth of content online, through higher education institutions, vocational schools, and independent for profit training companies. MindHub offers a sampling of test preparation products for IT professionals.