Brightest enters a multi-language long-term exam delivery agreement with Pearson VUE

LONDON, UK, Dec. 11, 2017 – Certification provider Brightest has entered into an agreement with Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, to become one of the companies delivering different language variations of the ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board: certification exams worldwide.

From January 2018, Brightest will deliver the English, Spanish, French and German versions of the ISTQB® exams via Pearson VUE’s network of over 5,000 test centres in 180 countries around the world.

As part of the agreement, candidates who gain the certifications can showcase their credentials via Acclaim, an award-winning digital credential platform backed by Pearson. Badges issued through Acclaim can be shared over professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, via email, and other online destinations. Acclaim enables real-time verification of credentials, which provides secure, convenient management of professional achievements.

Matthew Poyiadgi, vice president EMEA at Pearson VUE, said: “Through this new agreement with Brightest we will create a streamlined and convenient user experience where candidates can schedule their test on-demand at a local test centre rather than having to travel long distances to a city-centre exam hall on one particular day.”

Kyle Siemens, CEO of Brightest , said: “At Brightest, our goal is to help others reach their potential. We are proud to partner with Pearson VUE, which enables us to offer the ISTQB® Certified Tester portfolio as computer-based exams on a global scale. This is only the beginning of our growing partnership, which will include more services to be launched throughout the first months of 2018. Pearson is our exclusive service provider choice for electronic exams, and as a team we look forward to supporting you with all your ISTQB® exam needs.”

Pearson VUE will deliver the following exams:

  • ISTQB® Certified Tester - Foundation Level (CTFL)

  • ISTQB® CTFL, Agile Tester Extension

  • ISTQB® Certified Tester - Advanced Level (CTAL)
    • Test Manager
    • Test Analyst
    • Technical Test Analyst

About Brightest
Brightest ( is a global certification provider, administering industry-supported certification exams for professionals around the world. Being 100% owned by the Spanish Software Testing Qualifications Board ( a non-profit regional board of the ISTQB®, the world-renowned ISTQB® certifications are the foundation or our growing portfolio. Sign up for our monthly newsletter via our website to receive the most up-to-date developments and releases.

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