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VMware Rolls Out Updated Secure Online Testing Solution

As part of a broad expansion of its public sector efforts, VMware reported it's beefing up its education offerings, with a particular emphasis on security to support online high-stakes assessments for K-12 within its virtualization and cloud infrastructure.

The company previously announced that its VMware Horizon View had been qualified to support the Pearson TestNav online test delivery system.

Now VMware is releasing an updated secure online testing solution designed to "[make] it easy for school districts to deliver state mandated online testing that complies with the Common Core State Standards Initiative with minimal IT resources and disruption." The company is currently seeking certification from the American Institutes for Research to deliver their online assessments as well.

Horizon View, built on VMware vSphere, is designed to simplify IT management of end user devices by transforming "traditional physical PCs into centrally managed IT services and delivers elastic desktop services as a virtual workspace for ultimate control and flexibility for user experience, administration and service." The company said Horizon View has been deployed broadly in education at all levels throughout the United States. The video case study below shows how one Texas school district is using the system to deliver secure online tests.

Video provided by VMware

The updated education offerings are available today. Further details can be found on VMware's education portal.

About the Author

Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

A 21-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192 or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education). A selection of David Nagel's articles can be found on this site.


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