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Community Level 3rambo


Write an online exam in less than an hour

Advantageswide range of courses to choose from, you will know your results there and then, the big name employers recognise Brainbench

DisadvantagesNot Free(Cost $8), new users might find the testing interface a bit strange, takes time to ship the certificate bearing in mind that i am still waiting for mine.

"[UPDATED*] I did two Brainbench exams last year; Microsoft Word 2000 and written English and i am pleased to say that i succesfully passed them after many attempts. A basic exam costs $7.95 (U.S.), which will include the cost of the certificate itself, as well as shipping and handling. In early March, the company will be charging $19.95 (U.S.) for certification tests which will include the paper certificate as well...a package worth $58 or more! There ..." Read review

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Community Level 2notionlogic


An excellent service

Advantagesfree, challenging

Disadvantageslow credibility in the UK

"...you know a subject then BrainBench is a must. If you think you know everything there is to know on a subject then visit their site and prove it by taking an exam. I have come across a number of people who dismiss Brainbench exam results as "false" since they rely on the examinees honesty and allow reference material unlike a "real" exam. My take on this is that the so called "real" exams are actually unrealistic since, in the real world, if I had ..." Read review

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Community Level 2andydenton


A wealth of different certifications

Advantagesfree, recognised certifications

DisadvantagesNot as recognised at MCSE, CNE, CCNA

"...for minimal cost. I first discovered Brainbench two years ago when I was searching for training for MCSE certification, since then I have done over twenty different certs. with them and they have been a great help for me getting my current position as an e business consultant. At the present time the certifications are free, however very soon I believe they will be introducing a fee to get an actual certificate. But if you dont need one of these ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Dougans



AdvantagesFree Certificates and exams.

DisadvantagesCertificates take a 1-2 months to be delivered.

"This great company ask you excellent free online exams and send you certificates free of charge to your door. Not only are the advert free certificates, they are also carboard which gives them an extra professional look if being shown to an employer. One slight problem is that it takes a little while to get to your door. The exams are very hard to cheat as you only get a certain amount of time to answer each question. Try it, you have nothing to ..." Read review

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