All Things oDesk
November 7, 2006 by Guest Blogger

We have launched free online skills tests for our entire network of Providers. (1) If you are a Provider, and (2) you are in our network, then you can take an unlimited number of skill tests (basically take all the tests we offer) for FREE.

The complete list of tests and their details are at: www.oDesk.com/tests

Whereas Elance or Rent-a-Coder have deals with online skill testing vendors to offer these tests at a lower cost to their Providers, oDesk skill tests are completely free to our Providers. No restriction on the number of tests taken. The more the better actually. Just take a look at Jeff.

Some detail from our press release:

oDesk Rolls Out Free Skills Testing for Software Developers

"Remote Work" startup offers instant access to thousands of qualified global tech professionalsPALO ALTO, CA (November 7, 2006) -- Today oDesk (www.oDesk.com), an online marketplace and platform for managing remote work, announced the production rollout of oDesk Online Testing (www.oDesk.com/tests), a free skills testing service for programmers and hi-tech professionals. The new service offers over a hundred assessment tests for popular programming languages and technology skills such as Ajax, PHP, MySQL, .NET, Java, and XML. Launched in beta earlier this summer, the service is now available in production and will be highlighted at the Web 2.0 Conference this week in San Francisco.

We had been running this in beta for a few months. You can read our previous blog post and our nice Online Testing FAQ in the oDesk Handbook for more details.
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Abid Mohsin