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Pervasive Software Releases Two New Certification Exams

        (Austin, May 21, 2002)  Pervasive Software, Inc., a leading provider of embedded and Web database software that powers business-critical applications, has announced the availability of two new, online technical certification exams.  The exams enhance Pervasive's existing offerings that are designed to help customers and partners around the world become more successful and create more powerful products.

The Certified Pervasive Developer (CPD) exam is intended for individuals employed by a corporate enterprise, independent software vendor, Pervasive OEM partner, or a sole application developer.  Certified Pervasive Developers are capable of designing and coding Pervasive.SQL-backed applications.  They are familiar with SQL and Btrieve and should have demonstrable application development experience.  This may include programming knowledge of C, C++, Java, Delphi, ADO, OLE DB, ODBC, JDBC, JCL, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Active X or other methodologies.  It is expected that the Certified Pervasive Developer will be able to independently and effectively perform the tasks associated with the job, with some assistance from documents and vendor support resources.

The Certified Pervasive Developer exam is available for US$150.00. 

The Certified Pervasive Technician (CPT) exam is intended for individuals employed by a corporate enterprise, value-added reseller, independent software vendor, systems integrator or Pervasive OEM partner who are capable of performing basic installation and configuration of Pervasive database products.  These individuals must be able to perform basic and intermediate troubleshooting and support with diagnostic tools and utilities provided by Pervasive.  The Certified Pervasive Technician is expected to work with assistance from peers, documentation and vendor support services.

The price of the Certified Pervasive Technician exam is US$120.00.

Using Minds in Action processes, both exams were developed by tapping the knowledge and expertise of Pervasive partners and employees through a series of collaborative workshops.  The initial knowledge and skills domain was defined during a Minds in Action Job Task Analysis Workshop.  The test items were written during a Minds in Action Item Writing Workshop, and the items were validated during a Minds in Action Test Technical Review Workshop.  These efforts resulted in two new exams designed to address the different job-role requirements of both database technicians and developers.

The Certified Pervasive Developer and Certified Pervasive Technician exams are now available to all Pervasive customers and partners.  Certification is an ongoing initiative driven by Pervasive's commitment to the value of certification and by feedback from its Profit with Pervasive partners.  All customers and partners who have successfully completed the CPT and/or CPD exam will have immediate access to Pervasive's back-line e-mail support, a congratulatory letter sent to their manager, receive recognition in Pervasive's quarterly newsletter and much more.  For information on Pervasive's new, online technical certification exams or to take the exam, please visit http://www.pervasive.com/training/certification.asp.

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software, a leading provider of embedded and Web database solutions for small and medium-size enterprises, serves a channel of more than 10,000 independent software vendors, developers, value-added resellers, and partners.  Pervasive Software's flagship product, Pervasive.SQL, is a leading application development database, combining low-cost reliable, resource-efficient operations with world-class performance and usability.  In addition, Pervasive.SQL 2000i has a 7-to-1 cost advantage over Microsoft SQL Server, according to research from the Aberdeen Group.  Founded in 1994, Pervasive is based in Austin, Texas, and also has offices in Europe and distributors covering 80 countries.  More information may be found on the Web at http://www.pervasive.com or by calling (800) 287-4383.

About Minds in Action

Minds in Action, Inc. is a Chicago-based consulting company offering Professional Certification and training program development services.  Ray Talke, the President of Minds in Action, brings over 13 years experience to clients wishing to develop or improve their Professional Certification and training programs. 

For further information, contact:

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United States of America

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