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50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2019

A pioneer in the field of digital education: Media Interactiva


Media Interactiva is formed by a group of companies with headquarters in both Spain and the United States. Each company is a separate business line that has contributed to our high specialization in the different technologies that we have developed. Media Interactiva was founded in 2011 with an international outlook even though it is rooted in Seville, where it gives back to the community and from where it recruits its human capital, positioning Andalusia and Spain on the world map of educational technology.

Built as a startup, Media Interactiva has a workforce of over 70 highly qualified professionals led by Sam Brocal, a senior executive with a strong background in managing software development, e-learning, digital literacy, and performance based testing development. From their different areas of expertise, Media Interactiva´s team members make sure that their services and products reach the highest quality standards as well as incorporate the most advanced tools in the market, prioritizing client support to guarantee the success of every single project.

Media Interactiva

Media Interactiva is the right partner for e-learning projects, for the development of educational content and for methodological applications that involve innovative ways of learning. It has a great amount of experience due to the more than 1,000 titles created for leading international organizations. In this process, several aspects are covered, such as localization, quality management and the most innovative tools. Media Interactiva is known for its extensive knowledge in the development of educational materials and tests, creating replicas and software simulations.

Among the main certifications that the Media Interactiva team is responsible for are the ones developed for international companies such as Microsoft, Adobe or Autodesk, among others, as part of their strategic partnership with Pearson VUE.

Performance Testing Solution (PTS)
Performance Testing Solutions (PTS) is a Platform that specializes in evaluation and learning through practice tests. It helps companies to create their own tests to be used in the early stages of candidate evaluation, professional development of internal staff or even competency accreditation, providing innovative and avant-garde solutions.

Users can therefore create their own practice tests to develop the skills, abilities and knowledge of the organization and increase the percentage of successful candidates in their own certifications. The Platform also promotes continuous learning, allowing each organization to generate its own questions to evaluate candidates or even access more than 17,000 questions available from MeasureUp, if the test you want to create is technology-related. It should also be noted that it has a scalable, flexible and secure technology hosted under the Azure platform.

PTS contains a set of tools where the organization can create its own questions to group together in evaluation tests, manage groups and users, manage user licenses, assign tests to different groups and users, and perform exhaustive monitoring of each user or at group level, among many other functions.

MeasureUp is the leading provider of premium certification practice tests and assessments for IT professionals worldwide. For two decades, MeasureUp practice tests have been recognized for their innovative use of simulation question types, comprehensive explanations, complete coverage of exam objectives, multiple delivery modes, and in-depth reporting. MeasureUp offers the most robust reporting capabilities in the industry providing insight into candidates’ progress as they get a feel for the certification exam. For these reasons and many more, MeasureUp is a global leader in creating certification practice tests for vendor partners which include the Microsoft Official Practice Test, the VMware Official Practice Test, the Authorized Cisco and CompTIA Practice Tests as well as other major certification organizations.


The Certinet project was founded by Media Interactiva, with the purpose of promoting in Spain the culture of student’s personal certifications of IT competencies and helping to reduce the digital gap in the Education field.

Certinet prepares schools, teaching staff, students and professionals for the demands of an increasingly competitive labor market. It works with the educational and professional community and public institutions to face their technology challenges in teaching, validation and certifications.


A revolutionary program of online courses and innovative practice tests focused on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its objective is to train the users in the skills specified within the Microsoft Office Specialist program, as well as to prepare them for the official certification exams.

This is all possible thanks to a learning method based on performance and customized for each individual, combined with the revolutionary practice tests, in which the student practices directly within the real applications for which he or she is preparing.

An interaction with the CEO Sam Brocal

Sam Brocal has an exceptional record of success in the management of corporate business and technology operations and is an innovative executive with international experience establishing and directing highly profitable companies. He built Media Interactiva to $7M in sales with 70 employees in less than 7 years.

As Sam Brocal says, “innovation is Media Interactiva’s DNA, always thinking about the interests of users. The company enjoys the trust of major customers from our official distributor Pearson such as Microsoft, Fastlane, New Horizons or the US Department of Defense; it is a partner of Microsoft and Pearson; it is carrying out digital transformation at Spanish educational centers, as well as at public institutions, and it trains thousands of professionals from the ICT sector every day to improve and certify their technology skills”.

“Users value this effort. This means the degree of satisfaction with MeasureUp’s practice tests is around 90%. In the case of Certinet, this trust is reflected in the good results obtained, with 99% of certifications in digital skills last year at educational centers that have implemented this system”, stated Brocal.

"Our mission is to make a better future by innovating in educational technology and by helping individuals develop their skills.”