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Top 10 Certification Websites

As with just about everything on the internet, there is so much information you can get lost before you even know where you are going. In searching for links for this site I have come across some really great computer certification sites and some really terrible sites. There are a few which stand out as being especially useful, and most importantly, are easy to access and provide the majority of their content for free. If I have to spend too much time giving them my life history before I can see anything or am forced to subscribe to a newsletter that I have no desire to read, then I am not likely to send you there. In this eternal search for good, quick, and reliable certification information I have come across the following great sites. They are listed here in no particular order. I reference these quite a lot on this site so if you want specific information on your individual quest for a certification, use the links provided to the left.

With no further ado, here are the sites, with some of their best and worst features listed . . .

Exam Reviews
Great News and Discussion Forums
Feature Articles Worth Reading
Targeted Community Centers
Very Few Practice Exams

Excellent, comprehensive list of certifications from a long list of vendors.
Free Quizzes (usually comprised of 10-20 questions).
Training Locator Resource
No Registration
Affiliated sites SearchCertify.com and GoExam.com provide links and practice exams.


38 Free practice exams for Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco and CIW certifications.
Over 1,000 free questions.
Free study guides.
No login or registration.
Features such as articles, news, job search, and training resources.

Loads of practice exams. 20 question demos are free with upgrades to full exams for very reasonable prices.
They offer other features such as online training and books, but the focus is on the exams.
Registration and login required. Must provide and then check email to get a password.

Free practice exams with 10 to 20 questions each.
Free study guides.
If you can't find it here, there are plenty of links pointing you in the right direction.
No registration.

Certification Magazine
Lots of links to good information
Timely news and features.
Information for IT contractors.
Difficult to navigate & lots of ads.

Loads of Links, categorized by vendor.
Comparison Shopping for Books
It's just a portal, so outside of Forums, not much original content.

Excellent Study Guides
Tech Library
Tech Library is free but you have to register to see the study guides. The good news is that the registration is easy; just your basic name and email information.

Free practice questions.
Question of the day option.
"Certifiable Q&A" articles that discuss difficult areas of specific exams.
Limited to Microsoft and Cisco.

Tons of links to good information.
Great newsletter.
Forum & free classifieds (go post something!).
Articles and information.
Shameless self-promotion.

Keep in mind that these sites provide information on a variety of certifications. There are lots of sites out there for your specific area of interest so use the links on the left to get more detailed information.

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