ThinkB!G LLC, a leader in Adobe technology certification training, eLearning, and responsive web to mobile development in the Baltimore-Washington region, was recently awarded a 5 year contract (including options) with Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for distribution and management of Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification vouchers.
ThinkB!G will offer the exams as a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC). Certiport is a PearsonVue company, and a leading provider of performance-based certification exams and practice test solutions for academic institutions, workforce, and corporate technology markets.
“Certiport believes in helping every individual in the world earn an industry-recognized certification, and this contract between ThinkB!G and the DoDEA will help many deserving individuals achieve a valued credential,” said Aaron Osmond, vice president of the North America region for Certiport. “ThinkB!G teaches in-demand workforce skills and certification validates those skills and boosts resumes to prepare individuals for college and career.”
The DoDEA provides PK-12 education to approximately 82,000 dependents of military and civilian employees in seven states, twelve foreign countries, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA’s Career and Technical Education program provides students with the opportunity to learn essential skills to transition from school to the workforce, and to demonstrate proficiency by taking industry certification examinations. For years the DoDEA has provided this opportunity for students to certify as a Microsoft Office Specialist, Adobe Certified Associate, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), and Comp TIA A+.
“By leveraging world-wide industry standard certifications, organizations and academic institutions can now ensure and identify skill competencies of their current teachers, workforce and job seekers,” says ThinkB!G CEO, Christine Abunassar. “We are very excited to work with the DoDEA in facilitating this valuable opportunity for these students.”
ThinkB!G has also created a comprehensive certification solution comprised of skills pre-assessment, certification training classes and exam preparation in-person or live online, exam vouchers, and proctoring. They are providing free exam preparation testing for anyone training and studying for the exam. Those interested in training, acquiring a voucher, and/or scheduling an exam can do so on ThinkB!G’s website.
ThinkBIG (thinkbiglearnsmart.com) is a U.S. Government SBA, Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) technology training, eLearning and web solutions company offering certified instructors, private/custom certified instructor-led training, Project Based Training™ and Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT) for live remote learning anywhere. New client discounts and GSA pricing is available on their 2014 training calendar.