One way to polish your resume is to have some vendor certifications attached to it. The drawback is that, unless your company is sponsoring the exams for you, you just might find the costs too prohibitive.
Solution, Affordable Online Certification. While browsing around I found Brainbench and ExpertRating. They offer their own certifications that are affordable to the average Filipino’s pocket. The great thing about these certifications is that it’s not limited only to just tech courses (I even saw a medical transcription exam in Beta Testing at Brainbench.)
Although Brainbench’s basic exams are around $40+, they do have free exams offered wherein you only have to foot the bill for the certificate ($14+, or you can always make do with the online version). The certification of Brainbench usually lasts for 3 years. Expert rating offers a cheaper price at $9+ per exam with $5 for retakes.
The exams are usually composed of 40 questions and you are given a few minutes to answer each question. You are allowed to retake the exam in order to get a better score, however it will reflect on the history of the number of times you took the test. The online tests are also a great way of preparing yourself for vendor certificate exams. Now all you have to worry about is studying for the exam, but still, that is one variable out of the equation for getting certified. 😀