VUE & Prometric

VUE and Prometric: What’s the Difference?

Many new IT certification candidates express frustration at the fact that, for many programs, they can register to take their exams by using either Pearson VUE or Thomson Prometric. What is the difference between these two IT certification exam registrars? In this essay I will give you the relevant facts and a personal opinion as to which is better.

With reference to IT certification registration and delivery, there exist two chief providers:

•Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE): http://pearsonvue.com
•Thomson Prometric: http://www.prometric.com

Hong Kong IT Training (Prometric and VUE)

Region Site Code Name Phone(852) Address
旺角 VUE Prometric HKK Welkin Computer Training (HK) 2332 2302 3/F Righteous Centre, 585 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, HK
中環 VUE Prometric HKK Welkin Computer Training (HK) 3605 3322 2/F, Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Road Central, HK
北角 Prometric HK5 Infocan Computer (H.K.) Ltd 2882 2456 8/F Greenwich Centre,260 King’s Road, HK
觀塘 VUE Prometric HK37 OS2003 Computer Company 2172 6319 FLAT A 3/F Yue Man Mansion. 15 Hong Ning Road. Kwun Tong. Kowloon
旺角 VUE Prometric HK31 Systematic Computer Education Centre (Mongkok) 2332 6544 Room 603-606, Mongkok City Centre, 74-84 Sai Yeung Choi St. South,
Mongkok, Kowloon, HK
元朗 VUE Prometric Systematic Computer Education Centre (Yuen Long) 3523 1560 Room 1307, 13/F, Yuen Long Centre,
No. 55 Sau Fu Street, Yuen Long, HK
九龍 VUE Prometric HK29 Fevaworks Technology Limited 3106 8211 G4 -5, Trade Square, 681 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, HK
新界 VUE Automated Systems(HK) Ltd 3101 3008 15/F, Topsnil Plaza, 11 On Sum Street, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, HK
灣仔 Prometric HK32 Automated System (HK) Ltd Wanchai 3101 3008 China Life Insurance Building 313-317B Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
灣仔 VUE Prometric HK43 Mega Legend (Asia) Limited Wanchai 2877 2946 2877 2947 Unit B 9F Yu Fung Commercial C, 289. Hennessy Road, Wanchai
中環 VUE Pearson Professional Centers-Hong Kong 8.52E+10 Grand Millenium Plaza Room 503, 5th Floor 181 Queens Road, Central Hong Kong
太古城 VUE Prometric Training Partners Pte Ltd 2513 3322 3/F CityPlaza III , 14 Taikoo Wan Road
Taikoo Shing,HK
旺角 Prometric HK39 Galaxy Technology Consult CO 8209 8330 5/F 38 Plaza, 206 Portland Street,HK
九龍 Prometric HK24M New Horizons Computer Learning Centers 2332 0330 6/F, Sino Cheer Plaza, 23 Jordan Road, Kowloon
九龍 Prometric HK42 Sun Wah-Pearl Linux Limited from 2206 9011 Flat U-208, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, HK
上環 Prometric HK27 Accom Education Centre 3103 1700 93-103 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, HK
灣仔 Prometric HK24 New Horizons Computer Learning Centers 2155 1800 201, Harbour Centre 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
灣仔 Prometric HKT Kenfil Hong Kong Limited 2864 2490 China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai

 

By “provider” I mean that you can register to take your IT certification exam by either calling or visiting the VUE or Prometric Web site. Testing centers are affiliated with either VUE, Prometric, or both. For instance, the training center at which I teach is both a VUE and a Prometric exam provider.

Prometric and VUE Categories

Certified companies Prometric VUE
ACI- Financial Markets Association v  
Acme Packet v  
ACSM   v
Adobe Exams v v
AFP   v
Agilent Technologies Exams   v
Alcatel-Lucent v  
Altiris Exams   v
APBM   v
APC v  
Apple v  
Aruba Networks   v
Avaya Exams   v
BLACKBERRY CERT (RIM) v  
BMC Software Exams v  
Brocade Exams   v
Business Objects Exams   v
CA v  
Check Point Software    
Technologies Exams v v
Cisco   v
Citrix   v
CIW Exams v v
COGNOS v  
CompTIA v v
Convergence Technologies    
Professional v v
CWNP Exams   v
Dassault Systemes/ CATIA Exams   v
Dell v  
EC-Council v v
EMC   v
Exam Express v  
EXIN v v
F5 Networks v  
FileMaker v  
Fortinet   v
Foundry Networks v  
Fujitsu – IT License v  
Fujitsu Limited – Middleware Certification Program v  
GARP Exams   v
Genesys Telecommunication Laboratories v  
Australa v  
Guidance Software v  
H3C v  
HDI Exams   v
Service Desk Institute v  
Hewlett Packard v  
Hitachi Data Systems v  
IBM (000,001) v  
ICRM   v
IFID exam – ICMA Interna tional Market Association v  
IISFA (International Information Systems Foresics Assoc) v  
I LOG   v
ISA   v
Info sys v  
Isilon Exams   v
Juniper Networks v  
Linux Professional Institute (LPI) v v
Microsoft v  
Mile2 Security USA, Europe & Mid-East v  
MySQL   v
NetApp v  
Nokia v  
Nortel v  
Novell Exams v v
Oracle v  
PostgreSQL (SRA OSS)   v
Pegasystems Exams   v
Polycom (1K0, 1K1) v  
PRMIA   v
Riverbed   v
RES v  
Riverstone v  
RSA Security Exams   v
SAIR/GNU (Linux) v  
SAP Exams   v
SAS Institute v  
SCO/Caldera Systems v  
Security Certified Program v  
Siemens Exams   v
SNIA Certification Program v  
Spring Source   v
Sun Microsystems v  
Sybase, Inc. v  
Symantec v  
The American College Exams   v
TERA DATA v  
The Open Group v  
Tibco Software Inc. v  
Trend Micro v  
Universitas 21 Global v  
VMware Exams   v
XML Master Certification v  
Zend Exams   v