Certiport, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, announced on Tuesday that BNR Education in Iraq has been recognized as a Certiport Platinum Solution Partner. BNR is the first Certiport partner to earn Platinum status in the Middle East.
"BNR has become a Certiport Platinum Solution Partner due to our success in promoting digital literacy among the people of Iraq, offering excellent services to our customers, creating a good network of training and testing centers and successfully running large scale projects," said Dr. Wail Omar, CEO of BNR. "Achieving this level of partnership will allow us to improve and increase our operations in Iraq and the Middle East to improve skills in the academic and workforce communities."
BNR provides customers with successful certification programs managed by Certiport including the official Microsoft Office certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®).
As a Certiport partner, BNR has worked closely with the Iraq Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to qualify thousands of students in computer technical competencies as they enter postgraduate studies. Additionally, working with the Governorate of Baghdad, BNR has helped over 12,000 students at Al-Mustansiriya University gain technical skills. Al Mustansiriya University won first place in the 2011 IC³ World Cup competition sponsored by Certiport.
"Over the past year BNR has had great success working with the government in Iraq, and we have enjoyed collaborating with them on large scale projects such as implementing postgraduate digital literacy and language exam requirements," said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. "BNR is helping to create a higher-skilled workforce in Iraq, which will increase productivity and attract more investment in the country."
BNR will continue to work closely with Certiport, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Governorate of Baghdad and all schools in Iraq to build technology skills and increase job placement opportunities for students in Iraq with industry-recognized certification.
Certiport partners drive the sales and marketing of Certiport's certification programs in specific geographical markets. All partners are given a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Premier designation based on revenues and other Certiport guidelines. As a Certiport Platinum Solution Provider, BNR will receive benefits such as discounts, support for new product launches and access to sales and marketing resources. Moreover, BNR will receive support from Certiport to run many projects with government and private organizations.