Smarterer is a great way to test and authenticate your (mainly) computer skills with timed online quizzes. Tests are crowdsourced and regularly updated to ensure their relevance – they aren’t going to replace your Microsoft MCSE certification but for new, fast changing or specialised subjects such as jQuery, Twitter, Google Search, etc. they can be an excellent way to appraise and highlight your skill set.
On completion of a test you’ll be awarded a badge showing your achievement level that you can add to your website or resumé. You also have your own URL that shows all your awards (thankfully you can also hide those you’ve scored badly on). I’ve found most of the tests I’ve taken so far to be of a fairly high standard and both challenging and relevant enough to provide an accurate assessment of my skill level.
If you use the Google Chrome browser on Mac OSX you might like to test your knowledge of its keyboard shortcuts with a new Smarterer test I created earlier today.
There are 40 questions altogether though you may not see them all at first as the questions shown, the order they’re shown in and the points awarded are all determined by algorithm not by the test creator. If you do well on this test I think you can be confident you know your way around Chrome.
If you take the test I’d love to hear your feedback.
- Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac) Test (smarterer.com)