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Liferay Launches Certification Program Through Prometric

Certifications to benefit technology professionals, companies through official verification of Liferay Portal expertise

Los Angeles, CA -- (October 2, 2013) -- Liferay, Inc., a recognized open source leader in the enterprise portal market, today announced the Liferay Certification Program with exams available globally through Prometric, Inc., a trusted provider of market-leading test delivery solutions. The new certification program will provide an official standard for assessing proficiency with Liferay Portal for technology professionals.

Liferay Portal is an enterprise-ready platform that can be used to build sophisticated websites, social intranets, customer portals, and other business solutions. With about 5 million global downloads, Liferay Portal has enjoyed widespread adoption and growth in the Liferay ecosystem. Currently, there are 100,000 members in the Liferay Community, 38 Liferay User Groups, and offices in 14 countries on five continents.

"As the popularity of Liferay Portal has grown, the demand for qualified and trained Liferay professionals has also escalated," said Brian Kim, Chief Operating Officer at Liferay. "The Liferay Certification Program gives technology professionals an objective way to demonstrate their knowledge of Liferay Portal."

Individuals that have completed the requirements of the Liferay Certification Program will be recognized with badges on their Liferay.com profiles.

"Prometric's global testing network will allow Liferay to conduct examinations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions and equip technology professionals with a trusted testing experience and market-leading certification," said Michael Brannick, President and CEO for Prometric.

In addition to certification, Liferay offers Liferay Training that provides hands-on experience with recommended best practices for specific solutions. Liferay recommends that companies look for Liferay professionals that have completed training prior to certification. Individuals who complete Liferay Training will also receive badges on Liferay.com.

Currently, Liferay provides the Liferay Certified Professional Developer certification for developers beginning with offerings on Liferay Portal 6.1. Additional certifications for other audiences, including portal and system administrators, are also in development. All certification exams are administered through Prometric, and exam candidates can start the registration process by visiting Prometric's Liferay Test Sponsor Site at www.prometric.com/liferay. With 4,000 testing centers in its IT channel, Prometric brings Liferay Certification to Liferay professionals worldwide.

For more information about the Liferay Certification Program, visit www.liferay.com/certification.

For more information about Liferay, visit www.liferay.com. Learn more about Prometric, Inc. at www.prometric.com.

About Liferay

Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com.

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