Since December 2000, I passed more than 200 Brainbench exmas, they expire after 3 years. About their respect, not much really. I never got any credit except for my first 4 tests that were part of a performance appraisal system in the company I worked for, in 2000.
Earlier all tests were free and then I got a free subscription which they gave it to me when published my interview on their site http://www.brainbench.com/xml/bb/benchpress/benchpress.xml?contentId=1851
after it finished, my boss sponsored my subscription which I haven't made use of at all.
Brainbench certs just give personal satisfaction of knowing that you know a subject matter, no concrete value in the market.
Quality wise, not bad at all. Some of the tests such as Java 2.0, Java - XML etc, are really good.
[ August 17, 2006: Message edited by: Sumit Amar ]