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First Advantage Is First To Market With Skills Assessments For Microsoft Office 2007


BURLINGTON, Mass., March 19, 2007—The Employer Services segment of First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV) today announced that it is the first to introduce a suite of pre-employment skills assessments that measure key user competencies with Microsoft® Office 2007 applications, including Word 2007, Excel® 2007, PowerPoint® 2007 and Access 2007 applications.

The company’s Microsoft Office 2007 testing package contains 140 interactive test questions covering all major features of Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Access 2007. The new testing package allows corporations and staffing firms to accurately assess user abilities with the most essential features of Microsoft Office 2007, which is expected to become a standard in corporate applications.

Jon Haber, senior vice president of First Advantage’s Assessment Solutions, noted: “We make it a priority to deliver skills assessments that meet the ever changing demands of business. Keeping current with Microsoft Office releases is an important component of our strategy.”

In addition to providing Microsoft Office 2007 tests, First Advantage also provides skills assessments for Microsoft 2003, Microsoft XP and Microsoft 2000 applications.
As with all Microsoft Office assessments, this new release will give users the ability to create custom tests to meet their exact hiring or training requirements.

About First Advantage
First Advantage’s Employer Services segment provides a comprehensive suite of global talent acquisition solutions specifically designed to reduce the time, cost and risk associated with candidate recruiting, applicant tracking, screening, assessments and ongoing retention processes. Its Assessment Solutions include hundreds of automated skills and behavioral tests that measure competencies for clerical, call center, financial, healthcare, industrial, legal, retail, technical and other positions. Major product lines include SkillCheck® skills testing, Identity behavioral testing and TalentScout™ time-saving adaptive testing. These tests feature real-world simulations, easy-to-use test-creation functionality, advanced reporting and time-adaptive technology that reduces testing time by as much as 50 percent. Developed in more than a dozen languages, the tests are available for Internet, PC and network deployment. Consulting and benchmarking services are also available.

First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV) provides innovative products and services that mitigate risk by helping businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies and consumers make more informed decisions. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., the company has more than 4,500 employees in 10 countries that support over 65,000 clients globally. More information about First Advantage is available at

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