This week's book giveaway is in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning forum.
We're giving away four copies of Succeeding with AI and have Veljko Krunic on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Succeeding with AI this week in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Junilu Lacar
Sheriffs:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Knute Snortum
Saloon Keepers:
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • Piet Souris
Bartenders:
  • salvin francis
  • fred rosenberger
  • Frits Walraven

Brainbench Again !

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1936
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello All,
I hope we all agree that matching our skills at brainbench is good. I am just curious to know that does any one in here use them in CVs? Ignoring those logos, at least listing them under a Certifications title along with certifications from Sun or other vendors? Any one?
And what do our experienced recruiter/HR friends think about this?
Thanks in advance,
Ashok.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 76
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am the only person to pass one of the online SkillDrill certifications. I definately put that on my resume. For most people, scores in the top 10 or so probably belong on the resume. If you have a lot of online certifications and very little experience, it should probably be on the resume. It depends on how good your online certifications are related to the rest of the resume. Will they will improve it or detract from it?
Brainbench seems to pass the top 40% so on each exam. I have Brainbench certifications in subjects that are not my area of expertise, and for which I did not study.
 
Ashok Mash
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1936
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

It depends on how good your online certifications are related to the rest of the resume. Will they will improve it or detract from it?
Brainbench seems to pass the top 40% so on each exam. I have Brainbench certifications in subjects that are not my area of expertise, and for which I did not study.


I fully agree to the first point. Talking about me, I have more than 4 years experience and a Sun Certification to my credit. But in these *difficult* times, can we really ignore online certs?
In between I came across a CV - This person has more than 10 yrs of industry experience with companies like Intel etc - author/co-author of more than 3 books at least. After such an impressive track record, he still have displayed 10 or so Brainbench certs with Logo !!! Here it is..
Rick's Resume - Author of Java eX Programming
That made me rethink about certs, and hence the original post.
Thanks,
Ashok.
PS: Edited to add correct URL.
[ February 04, 2002: Message edited by: J Ash ]
 
I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam - the great philosopher Popeye. Tiny ad:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
https://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic