June 02, 2012, 06:41PM
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How can we equip young people with the skills, information and opportunities to succeed in the world of work?
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Udacity Counts for something!I have been saying that I love this open education meme but what does it mean to HR---here's to hoping change is blowing in the wind! http://udacity.blogspot.com/2012/06/udacity-in-partnership-with-pearson-vue.html
At Udacity, we continue to create classes that are available to anyone, anywhere, for free. The next step in making the Udacity experience even better for our students is to make our classes count towards a credential that is recognized by employers
Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Pearson VUE, a worldwide provider of testing services. Students may still complete a Udacity class on our website as they always have. And now, students wishing to pursue our official credential and be part of our job placement program should also take an additional final exam in a Pearson testing center. There are over 4000 centers in more than 170 countries.
Again, this is strictly optional and only for students who want to participate in our job placement program or be considered for our official credential. The testing centers allow students to show off what they’ve learned in an environment that ensures academic honesty.
Each exam will be 90 minutes and will be composed of multiple choice and short answer questions. For the first round of exams, programming will not be included.
There will be a nominal fee required to take the exams, which will offset the cost of physical testing centers and staff.
We will keep you updated on testing center locations and costs, but, in the meantime if you have any questions about Udacity exams in testing centers, please leave them in the comments below.