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Practice Test Sites & Vendors

There are a lot of practice tests out there for a long list of certifications. This resource will send you to some of the best and most reliable providers. Some are free practice tests and others are demos. All of them are good quality and will help you prepare for your exams.
This site is an excellent source of free practice exams. A brief registration is required (name & email) and then you can take the online exam. Right now they offer Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA but they claim to be adding others soon.
Career Academy Training
Provides complete CD-Rom based training programs for Microsoft (MCSE,MCSA,MCDBA,MCAD,MCAD), Cisco (CCNA,CCNP) and CompTIA (A+, NET+, LInux+) certifications. Certifications gauranteed. Prices start at $300 and go up.
Cert Cities Pop Quizzes
Find out how ready you are to take your exams with these pop quizzes. Quizzes are available for Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, CompTIA, and others.
Cert21 Demo Exams and Practice Questions
Looking for some free practice exams? You can register here and get free demo exams, practice questions and study guides. Pay the fee to get a full practice exam. Exams are available for MCSE, MCSD, Linux, Cisco, CIW, CISSP, CompTIA, MOUSE, Oracle, Nortel, & Solaris. Itís worth a look.
If you're preparing for certification, you're may want to check out CertTutor.net. A free but lengthy registration allows you to access free practice exams, job links and articles.
Certyourself.com Practice Exams
This is great site for practice exams. It offers MCSE, CISCO, CompTia and other certification resources, study guides, exams, and books. There is no registration or fee required to take the exams. They also offer a feature which allows you to compare your results against others who have taken the same practice exam.
Cram4Exams - Free Online Exams
Free online exams for Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA and Novell. Questions change each time you take an exam and no registration is required.
Exam Notes Contests
Exam Notes sponsors contests which pit you against others who are studying for specific certifications. It's free, fun, and will give you a quick view of your readiness to take your exams.
ExamForce produces quality software for certification training online and in audio format. Prices range from $30 to $250.
Free Training Videos
Free CBT Training videos from CBTNuggets.com. These are for MCSE, MCSD, MOUS, and CompTIA (Network+ and A+). Additional CBTs can be purchased in various packages starting at $99.
MC MCSE - Free Practice Exams
Practice exams for MCSE, CompTIA, CIW and Cisco. All sample exams are free with no registration and average 30-50 questions each.
Get your training via CD-ROM, download, or online. Prices range from $59 to $89. Check out my Review of MeasureUp products.
Oncourse - Online Training and Tests
Oncourse provides both e-learning training and practice exams for Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Citrix, Adobe, & Macromedia certs. Their subscription service, per exam, runs around $99 for a year for practice exams and $500 for training and practice exams. Complete certification training packages and free demos are also available.
Online Exams - Free Demos
Free demos of online exams for CheckPoint, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, Linux, Microsoft, MOUS, Novell, Oracle, and Web Authoring. Full exams offered for $9.99 with a three-attempt limit.
PlanetLearn Training
Training videos and CDs are offered for multiple certifications. You can try before you buy with free demos.
PrepLogic - Practice Exams
Free Demos of the entire product line, including A+, Network+, CCNA, MCSE, & MCSA. Prices run about $49 for a full version. PrepLogic is the provider of Practice Exams for the Exam Cram 2 book series and the exams get great reviews.
RapidAssess Test Demos
RapidAssess offers online practice tests with immediate results. Free 15-question demos are available. Full versions are $59.99 for 10 usages and $89.99 for unlimited usage.
SelfTest Software
SelfTest Software offers training products online, via download, and on CD-ROM. Products cost between $80 & $100. Check out my Review.
SimulationExams provides practice tests for ccna, ccda, ccnp, a+, network+, server+, mcse2000 and several others. There are usually 10 sample questions for each exam. Full exams are offered for a fee and can be downloaded from this site.
TechExams Free Tests
TechExams offers several free practice tests for Microsoft, Comptia, & Cisco. You have to register to get to them but it's worth the trouble.
Transcender Exam Demos
Transcender offers several good exam demos. Full versions start at $59 and average $119. Demos are available for Microsoft, Cicso, Novell, Oracle, CIW, and CompTIA. Read my review of Transcender software.
uCertify.com offers practice tests and study notes for Microsoft, Oracle, CompTIA, CIW, and Sun. Prices range from as low as $39 for a single exam, to $199 for a package such as the MCSE PrepKit. The site is well organized and prices and number of questions are easy to find. Demos are also available.
Vellosoft User-Submitted Quizzes
Download their software for a 21 day trial and get access to dozens of user-created quizzes. Keep the software for $20 and even submit your own quizzes.
Whizlabs: IT Certification Test Simulators
Whizlabs provides Certification Test Preps for SUN, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, BEA, and Oracle certifications. The software costs between $60 and $90, depending upon the exam. Read my review of Whizlabs software.

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