Wind River Tests Embedded Industry with Certified Professional Program

Certification Program - to register for Wind River's consulting certification testing, call Prometric at 1.800.416.3926.

ALAMEDA, Calif., March 26, 2001. Wind River Systems (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices, today announced an agreement with Prometric®, a Thomson Learning company, the global leader in computer-based testing and assessment service, to provide a worldwide testing and certification program for embedded developers. The partnership delivers Wind River's Certified Professional Program at over 3,500 Prometric test sites around the globe where embedded developers - including consultants, partners, customers, trainers and students - can now officially demonstrate and certify their expertise in Wind River's market-leading Tornado® and VxWorks® software.

The Wind River Certified Professional Program addresses Wind River's customers´ demand for skilled and trusted developers who can fully take advantage of Wind River's leading technology simplifying and speeding the development of reliable embedded devices. Prometric has provided many companies such as Oracle, Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Lotus, SUN, Cisco, Compaq with similar testing services, but Wind River is the first vendor to provide certification for developers in the embedded industry.

"Obtaining certification is a vitally important career milestone for professionals using Wind River software around the world," said Mark Goulding, Prometric's vice president of information technology services. "Certification is a mark of professional achievement, advancement and increased earning potential. Prometric is committed to providing world-class test administration services for Wind River software testing candidates."

"Wind River is committed to providing innovative, reliable software solutions that enable our customers to build smart connected devices," said Curt Schacker, vice president of marketing and corporate development for Wind River. "By partnering with a proven test administration leader like Prometric, we can ensure that embedded developers have the certified skills to meet our customers´ needs around the world. At the same time, the certification allows these professionals to increase productivity, gain credibility and assess their ability with our leading Tornado integrated development environment and VxWorks real-time operating system."

Testing for Tornado II / VxWorks 5.4 platform will launch April 9, 2001 at Prometric Testing centers worldwide. To schedule an exam, please visit and look for Wind River's name under the Information Technology Certifications. Launching of the exam meets with the industry's largest trade show, Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco. There are Authorized Prometric Testing Centers throughout the San Francisco area including centers in close proximity to the Moscone exhibition center.

About Wind River's Certified Professional Program
Earning a Wind River certification demonstrates a high level of embedded technical expertise as well as recognition and respect in the industry. Offered through the world wide WindLink™ Partner Program, certification from Wind River brings valuable, measurable rewards to embedded professionals, their managers, and organizations that employ them. The first certification to be announced offers the ability to demonstrate proficiency with Wind River's industry leading Tornado IDE and VxWorks RTOS. Look for additional certifications in the coming months relating to other products.

About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think™. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations in sixteen countries worldwide.

Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo, Tornado, VxWorks, WindLink and HOW SMART THINGS THINK are registered trademarks or trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

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