For a few more days, Brainbench.com's certification tests are free! They're also giving away prizes and having international competitions. So, not only do you get free certification tests and a chance to win prizes but you can help your country (and, at least in the USA, state) in the competition when you successfully complete certification exams. Note: while the exams are free and you can create a public transcript, if you want pretty certificates there is a fee.
In my last traditional job my supervisor was highly impressed by my certification list (I'm one of those rare people who thinks taking tests is fun) so I'm sharing in case these certifications might help you too. Other than as a customer/member, I'm not affiliated with Brainbench in any way. Even though I'm my own boss these days I do like to keep certifications current and the free certifications during Brainbench's annual "Bench Games" is a great time to do it. The 2013 Bench Games end on October 25th at 5:00pm EST. If you miss out in this year's games, be on the lookout for next year's games.
According to their website: "Brainbench certifications are used by 15,000 leading employers worldwide to support their daily hiring and promotion decisions. By partnering with Brainbench, members across the world have advanced their careers, finding better career opportunities, more interesting work, and are earning more. You can do the same."
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