Recently I ran into the Microsoft Skills Assessment page. After singing in with your passport, you can take all kinds of skills assessments for various Microsoft products, from Visual Studio 2005 to Windows Storage Server 2003.
Because I’m looking in to getting an MCPD certification, I was curious about how I would score without even preparing for a test. It’s pretty neat to be scoring 80% on the first test I took: Microsoft® Windows®-based Client Development with Microsoft Visual Studio® 2005 and Microsoft Visual C#®. Especially because there were quite some questions about new Visual Studio 2005 functionality that I haven’t actually used yet. That’s a good stimulant for trying to achieve certification. 😉
If you’re thinking about getting certified, or when you’re just curious about how your knowledge connects to the different areas of software development (or tools, operating systems etc.), visit the Microsoft Skills Assessment page.