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By Garth Jones

My neighbor asked me to review the résumé of a newly graduated computer science student. Like most new grads, they don’t have a lot of experience in the IT world. In order for him to stand out from the crowd, I suggested that he get a few certifications under his belt.

You might find this advice to be odd, especially when new graduates have little experience and not a lot of extra money. Brainbench, however, offers a number of free certifications. Why not give them a try?

Please note that Brainbench’s exam list is always changing, so check back often for the most up-to-date information.

Based on the current list, these are the exams that I suggested he take:

· Computer Literacy (Windows 8.1)

· MS SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

· MS SQL Server 2014 Programming

· MS Windows 8.1 Desktop Administration

· MS Windows Server 2012 Administration

· Technical Help Desk (Microsoft)

· MS SQL Server 2014 Administration

· MS SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

· SQL (ANSI) 2011 Fundamentals

· Software Testing (refresh3)

Free Certifications