Prometric Steps Up Security Measures at Test Centres in India

Safeguards its clients’ testing programmes against unwanted third party behaviour

Online PR News – 01-July-2011 – – The demand for industry-recognised certifications exposes testing programmes to security threats that could jeopardise the integrity and reputation of testing organisations, according to Prometric, the trusted provider of market-leading test development and test delivery solutions.

To safeguard its clients’ testing programmes against unwanted behaviours either by candidates or other third parties, Prometric employs advanced technologies and best practices to protect their intellectual property and testing information. With a testing network of more than 450 testing centres in India and more than 10,000 worldwide, Prometric employs a team that is dedicated exclusively to ensuring the security of these test centres around the world. Some of these security efforts include use of data forensic tools to monitor and identify any fraudulent activities within test centres, as well as the performance of regular site audits to ensure they conform to Prometric’s security standards. Test centres that are found to be involved in any misconduct are subject to severe penalties including closure.

“Prometric takes security very seriously and works tirelessly to protect the value of our clients’ testing programmes, as well as the test experience of genuine, legitimate candidates,” said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director of Prometric India. “Our clients trust us to provide them with the right test development and test delivery solutions, and the security measures we put in place at the test centre level are a large part of the value that we provide.”

With the implementation of new tools and processes, Prometric has been able to aggressively analyse security data and reduce the number of test centres in India that do not adhere to its global standards. This ongoing practice will ensure that individuals who are granted credentials have indeed earned them through a secure and reliable testing process.

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and test delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programmes as well as accurately measure programme results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly and securely via the Web or by utilising a robust network of more than 10,000 test centres in more than 160 countries.

Prometric Testing Private Limited (Prometric India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prometric Inc. and has been present in India since 1997. Its operations span nine locations and employ over 200 people. In 2010, Prometric India delivered approximately 650,000 exams through a network of more than 450 testing centres. India represents a core part of Prometric’s growth strategy, both as a regional operations location and as a market for its globally distributed testing services.

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