Certifications

Christopher Scott Wyatt

Specialized Certifications

quantifiable evidence of skills

Technical Certifications & Exams

An official transcript of computer industry certifications is maintained online at the Brainbench Assessment Center. This transcript can be viewed online at http://www.brainbench.com/transcript.jsp?pid=4364551. Brainbench certifications are recognized at EDS, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Manpower, and many Fortune 500 companies.

Computer Forensics

Brainbench, September 2007

  • 90th Percentile
  • Strengths: Initial Analysis, Forensic Tools, Analyzing Evidence, Report Findings, Collecting Evidence

Computer Fundamentals (Win XP)

Brainbench, September 2007

  • 97th Percentile; Score: 4.36 (Scale of 1–5 where 5.0 = Best)
  • Strengths: Help and Support Center, Files and Folders, Hardware, Control Panel, Desktop and Taskbar, Troubleshooting

Master Computer Industry Knowledge

Brainbench, March 2003

  • 98th Percentile; Score: 4.46 (Scale of 1–5 where 5.0 = Best)
  • Strengths: Computers, Innovation, Internet Technology, Legal, Operating Systems
  • Sub-Category Scores:
    • Concepts, 4.0
    • Problem Solving, 4.0
    • Terminology & Syntax, 4.0

Master ITAA Information Security Awareness

Brainbench; March 2003

  • 98th Percentile; Score: 4.47 (Scale of 1–5 where 5.0 = Best)
  • Section Scores:
    • Computer Best Practices, 3.93
    • Computer Ethics & Misuse, 5.0
    • ID & Data Information Theft, 3.48
    • Internet Best Practices, 5.0
    • Passwords, 5.0
    • Physical Security, 3.36
    • Sensitive Information, 5.0
    • Viruses & Other Harmful Software, 5.0

Master Computer Fundamentals (Win 95/98)

Brainbench; March 2003

  • 89th Percentile; Score: 4.58 (Scale of 1–5 where 5.0 = Best)
  • Strengths: GUI, Hardware, Software, Storage, Win 95
  • Sub-Category Scores:
    • Concepts, 4.0
    • Problem Solving, 5.0
    • Terminology & Syntax, 5.0

Web Designer, HTML 3.2 Certification

Brainbench; March 2003

  • 83rd Percentile
  • Strengths: Browsers and Links, Forms Comments and Usage, Structure

Computer Technical Support

Brainbench; March 2003

  • 93rd Percentile
  • Strengths: General Hardware Basics, Operating Systems

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Certified Windows 95/98 Specialist; March 1998

  • Exam 70-063 / 70-064: Implementing and Supporting Windows 95
  • Verification Number: 988512; Candidate: BADDTT2445

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

A+ Service Technician Certification; October 1996

  • Microsoft DOS and Windows Specialist
  • Hardware and Customer Service Certification
  • Verification Number: 9A8DTT1881; Candidate: 0B660A

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Certification Value

I admit that I have not maintained current Microsoft-specific certifications. Quite honestly, the cost of certifications versus the value of experience is difficult to judge. A decade ago, I would have advised anyone interested in a technical position to obtain as many “major label” (Microsoft, Novell, A+) certifications as possible. Microsoft certs are still valuable, but not as rare as they once were.