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NW Technology is a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center (PVTC) that is part of a nationwide network of testing centers. This network offers computer-based testing services on behalf of many certifying organizations, major corporations and government agencies. Many employers now require certification for various technical and professional occupations. Our Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center offers more than 800 different exams.

As a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center, NW Technology offers a variety of certification exams. You can conveniently register to take all CompTIA, A+, Network+, Cisco, Microsoft and Novell exams, as well as various other Pearson VUE exams at our Ferndale, WA office. For your convenience, you can use Pearson VUE site to register for the exam of your choice at NW Technology.


What do I need to bring (and not bring) to my exam?

You will need to bring two (2) forms of identification to the testing site. One must be a current, government-issued photo ID, such as a valid passport or driver's license. Be sure the name on your ID is displayed the same way it is displayed on your exam record, and that both ID's have a current signature. Examples of other pieces of ID are credit cards and check cashing cards.

How do I schedule an exam?

You can schedule your exam online by visiting www.pearsonvue.com and clicking menu option “For Test Takers,” from there you will be directed to page asking for the specific test you would like to take. You then will be prompted to choose a test center where you can take the test. Once the test center has been selected, you must login to pay for your exam and finish processing your appointment. Please be sure to have your Pearson VUE ID and password available as you start scheduling your exam

When do I need to arrive for my exam?

You should arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes before the test is scheduled to begin. Tests are given by appointment. On days with no appointments scheduled a center may not be opened. If you have an appointment you can expect the center to open at least 30 minutes before your appointment. It takes about 3-5 minutes per candidate to complete the sign-in process.

If there are questions about your ID, your registration, any of the pretest qualifications, or if you are late, you will be asked to wait until other candidates are signed in. Don't worry! Each test is individually timed; your test will not start until you are signed in and seated. Once you have notified the center staff that you are here and ready to test, you can relax and watch the process. We do this all the time, and look forward to our time with you once your turn comes. Please note that the exam duration may include an exam tutorial and client survey.

Please note:

The test WILL NOT be delivered without the appropriate form of identification. Pearson VUE Test Center Administrators have the right to refuse seating you for the exam if they are unable to properly identify you.

What not to bring:

Do not bring notes, pens, pencils, paper, large purses, or backpacks to the test center. Supplies needed for taking the exam will be provided by the test center. No cell phones, pagers, watches, or hats allowed in the test center. There is no food or beverage allowed in the test center. NW Technology does not provide lockers for your belongings.