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Global Skills Exchange launches new certification exam program with Pearson VUE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Oct. 25, 2018 – Global Skills X-change (GSX), a provider of tools and solutions linking talent optimization with business performance, has entered into an agreement with Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, to deliver the Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) exam.

Exam candidates have the convenience of sitting the exam at any of 5,000 highly secure test centers in 180 countries around the world, including at US military bases. They can book their exam online and on-demand for a time and date of their choice.

David Wilcox, president and CEO of GSX, said: "Our new partnership with Pearson VUE will allow us to deliver the CMCO program globally, with a standardized testing environment wherever our candidates prefer to take the exam.

“The CMCO program is a valuable tool for the data center industry. An outage in a mission critical data center would have devastating consequences on the business operations of organizations housing data there. To minimize these risks, the CMCO program was developed by data center experts to address the existing skills gap and ensure certified operators meet required standards."

Mission Critical Operators keep data center facilities, technology, and processes running for organizations that require continuous data access.

Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments, said: “The CMCO certification program can make a significant positive impact on mission critical data center security globally. I am delighted that our new partnership with GSX will allow us to deliver this important exam program through our highly secure and consistent testing environment.”

About Global Skills Exchange
Global Skills Exchange ( is a professional services firm that specializes in designing workforce and educational strategies and processes which allow customers to meet their specific performance goals. The GSX core business model revolves around defining functional competency models and developing valid and reliable assessment tools as the foundation of credentialing and educational programs.

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