Transcender Introduces New Test Engine that Allows Customers to Define Their Optimal Learning Process

Atlanta, GA - Transcender, a Kaplan Professional company and the leader in exam simulation software for IT certification tests, today announced that it has introduced a new streamlined test engine that gives customers increased flexibility and customization in how they use award-winning TranscenderCert practice exams.

"This innovative new test engine allows students to customize the practice exam environment to fit their study needs," said Chip Schuneman, President of Transcender. "Now our customers can be even more efficient and productive with their study time by targeting their areas for improvement."

Transcender's new test engine offers customers the choice between two different study modes. The "Optimize Exam Experience" mode allows users to configure practice tests to suit their individual study needs. In this mode, individuals can personalize their testing experience with six different controls, set learning preferences, and determine how answers are accessed. The "Preset Exam Experience" mode provides users with a timed practice test that accurately simulates the real test
environment. Individuals can use the "Preset Exam Experience" to determine their readiness for the actual certification exam.

Transcender's new test engine also has the ability to adapt and adjust to the individual test taker's knowledge. A new "Item Optimizer" feature is designed to help individuals focus on their weak areas. If an item is answered correctly twice, the test engine will remove it from the question pool so that test candidates do not have to spend time studying material they already know.

Customers will also save time and space on their hard drives with the new test engine, which requires only one download and installation regardless of the number of products purchased. Customers who purchase multiple products will now be shipped only one CD that features all exam titles, but will receive system keys to activate only the products they have purchased.

Transcender was chosen "Best Exam Preparation Product or Service" by Redmond Magazine readers for 2005. Additionally, in 2004, Transcender was selected as "Best Practice Exam" by readers of for the third consecutive year.

About Transcender

Transcender is a company dedicated to developing the best quality training products for the computer professional market. The company was formed in 1992, soon after Microsoft® Corporation introduced its certification program. Today, Transcender continues to provide the most realistic simulations of Microsoft Certification exams. Transcender has used the same exam-writing expertise to create simulations of CompTIA®, Cisco®, Novell®, Oracle®, PMI®, Check Point® and Sun™ certification exams. TranscenderCert™ practice tests, TranscenderFlash™ quiz software, Transcender Study Guides and TransTrainer™ exam preparation videos provide computer professionals with the best preparation available for certification exams.

About Kaplan Professional

Kaplan Professional provides licensing and continuing education training, certification, professional development courses, and compliance tracking for financial services, legal, IT, and real estate professionals and corporations. Offering an array of educational tools, from on-site training and classroom instruction to over 600 online courses and programs, Kaplan Professional serves individuals who must maintain licenses and comply with regulatory mandates.

Kaplan Professional is a unit of Kaplan, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

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Transcender, TranscenderCert, TranscenderFlash and TransTrainer are trademarks of Kaplan IT.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

CompTIA is a registered trademark of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.

Cisco is a trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.

Sun is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.

PMI is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute.

Check Point is a registered trademark of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
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