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pooja jain
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Joined: Jan 12, 2005
Posts: 213
I just wanted to know about brainbench cirtificate .
what value they have , employer pay attention on them ?
thanks .
pooja .

Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Well, I don't think I got any jobs based on having a Brainbench certificate. But I like having a nice list of Certificate on my resume.

The bummer part about BrainBench is that you have to pay now for the exams, when I took them they were free.


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pooja jain
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Joined: Jan 12, 2005
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Mark they are free now also . But if you want to receive cirtificate then it is paid . but till 3 year you can use that logo & link .
Any body got job from that or they helped for job .
Any body gave job on bases of that .
please comments .
thanks .
pooja .
rakesh gaddam

Joined: Jan 06, 2005
Posts: 15
I would agree with Mark on this.It didn't help me either having a Brainbench certificate, except adding a certificate to my resume. Even I took the exams when it was free, but you need to pay now.

All the best !

Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
Posts: 805
Exams are free for the first XX takers, then they cost.

At my previous employer, a worldwide data processing company, the Brainbench certs were used to screen potential applicants. They would accept the Brainbench cert or, if you didn't have one, they would have you take the Brainbench test to see if you knew your stuff enough to pass. (I have about a dozen BB certs, but I probably won't renew them...)

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Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 3830
You can give the exam & download the logo & use .... but in my opinion don't send money for cirtification .
William var
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Joined: Nov 22, 2004
Posts: 64
Hi All....
Regarding the BB Certifcate I would look at it from a different prspective ..
If you are a rookie and you do a BB cert in your field of intrest then it might go some way to show ur enthusiasm.....It wont take you all the way in any case buy it might just you some of the way ....

If you are an experience hand then I dont think that a BB cert matters much ....

Maybe if you are wanting to change careers it might provide idea of what to learn..

Have A nice day !

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