Expertise in Teradata continues to grow

Nearly 18,000 customers, partners and consultants earned Teradata Certifications

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2010 -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC), announced the outstanding success of its Teradata Certified Professional Program, which has swelled from 9,000 certified individuals in 2006 to nearly 18,000 today. The industry-leading certification program, recognized and valued by major global companies, validates technical abilities and awards certifications to Teradata customers, partners, consultants and associates.

"Certification helps us ensure that our company has the best, most skilled work force to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace," says Linda Richardson, a Teradata Certified Master and Teradata database team leader for Norfolk Southern Corp. "The Teradata Certified Professional Program certification sets a standard in the marketplace. To me, becoming certified means showing a commitment to learning and staying on top of new technology and best practices."

"Driven by global expansion and the current economic climate, certification is more relevant and more important than ever to capitalize on business opportunities by maximizing the value of Teradata technology," said Julie Huber, Certification Program manager, Teradata Corporation. "To ensure that Teradata customers get the most from their Teradata enterprise intelligence solutions, the new generation of certification credentials include the critical elements of training, real-world experience and passing a series of certification exams."

The Teradata Certified Professional Program is focused on advancing the growth of Teradata knowledge and skills to IT professionals world wide. The industry-leading certification testing program measures and validates technical abilities so that users take advantage of Teradata's powerful technology throughout their business. Individuals who design, administer, support or write applications using Teradata database technology are candidates for certification in the Teradata Certified Professional Program and are encouraged to pursue the rigorous certification requirements to better serve their individual career advancement and the successful application of Teradata technology within their organization.

Recently introduced, the new generation Teradata Certification track, consisting of seven rigorous exams that combine for achievement of six distinct Teradata certifications, provides a logical progression for specific job roles. Starting with the Teradata Certified Professional Certification, individuals have the opportunity to achieve additional certification credentials as a Technical Specialist, Database Administrator, Solutions Developer, Enterprise Architect, and the most prestigious distinction: Teradata Certified Master.

About the Teradata Certified Professional Program

The Teradata official exams and certification credentials are developed, copyrighted and managed exclusively by the Teradata Certified Professional Program team. Teradata authorized training and certification exams, proctored and administered globally to customers, partners, and associates, are instrumental in establishing an industry-standard measure of technical competence for IT professionals using Teradata’s powerful technology.

The TCPP website offers detailed information:

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world’s largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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