Clarke Porter has been an innovative leader in the electronic testing industry since its inception. At Control Data Corp., he developed the industry’s first commercial computer-based testing (CBT) system to deliver on-demand exams for NASD (now FINRA) in professional testing centers.
Clarke was a founding employee and President of the Certification Division of Drake Training & Technologies (now Prometric) that deployed revolutionary client-server architecture and a widely accessible, cost-effective global CBT infrastructure. Clarke partnered with Novell to pioneer certification for IT professionals and played a key role in the development of CompTIA’s A+ program, setting new standards that facilitated the growth of the multi-billion-dollar IT certification market. He also instituted an annual conference for CBT professionals that paved the way for the later creation of ATP.
Clarke has a Master’s degree in Education from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Mathematics from Towson State College (now Towson University).