Test Your IT Geek-spertise
OK, so I was perusing the Web the other day, and I came across an online IQ test. How many of you get pulled into these things? I am a real sucker for tests—the online IQ test, personality tests, tests that determine whether you know how to get enough fiber in your diet, whether you’re in the right job—any kind of test. Well, now you have the chance to test your IT IQ.
Self Test Software, which you might recognize for its exam simulations and cert-prep products for Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Sun, Novell, Lotus, CIW and CompTIA exams, offers a Geek IQ Test at its Web site at http://www.selftestsoftware.com. In just a few days, more than 600 IT professionals have taken the test, which is designed to focus on specific IT job roles, including network, system and database administrators, developers and webmasters. The 20-question test covers several technologies, requiring test-takers to delve into their knowledge banks for multiple types of IT skills.
The test may not prepare you for certification, but it will give you a chance to see how you measure up to your peers.
The 600 IT professionals who have taken the test so far scored relatively low, on average—just 41.37 percent. Want to see if you can beat it? Go to http://www.selftestsoftware.com to try it out. Self Test will be posting high scores on its Web site on a weekly basis.
Emily Hollis is associate editor for Certification Magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.