It’s been a really long while since I looked at Brainbench.com. I used to take a lot of tests an even have few certificates from the early days. I even remember when it was called something else.
Anyway, today I got reminded about this huge repository of tests and certifications and I decided to check it out. Overall there are more than 600 tests that cover a large part of both practical and theoretical computer industry. Here is the list of free tests that you can take.
Just to see if I still have it I took a couple. And passed. The results weren’t as high as they could have been because I wasn’t fully focusing and I was in the middle of the noisy office, but I am satisfied anyway. Check the results below, if you are interested enough.
Perl test was the easiest. Most of the questions could be easily answered with perl interpreter, copy-paste, and a text editor.
Weights: 100% Perl
Elapsed time: 25 min 17 sec
Percentile: Scored higher than 79% of previous examinees. Demonstrates a clear understanding of many advanced concepts within this topic. Appears capable of mentoring others on most projects in this area.
Linux test was a bit more difficult, mainly because it was somewhat outdated.
Test: Linux Administration (General)
Weights: 100% Linux Administration (General)
Elapsed time: 17 min 55 sec
Linux Administration (General)
Percentile: Scored higher than 68% of previous examinees. Demonstrates a solid understanding of core concepts within this topic. Appears capable of working on most projects in this area with moderate assistance. May require some initial assistance with advanced concepts, however.
- Configuration and Administration
- System Administration and Security
- None noted