I took the Brainbench
Perl certification test as part of a job hiring process. I will start with some objective facts about the test:
There is not a single question on this test about object-oriented programming.
no training materials
There is no in-person or written materials which they provide as preparation for the test. Nor do they refer to any widely available text as reference for this test. E.g., if you read all of Simon Cozens "Beginning Perl" then you can earn 100% on this test
Not vendor certified
This Perl test is not certified or ratified by the inventor of Perl, the Perl foundation or any other body related to the governing of Perl.
No ability to flag and comment on questions
Some of the questions were definitely questionable. And some questions had answers which were not entirely right. And most questions were certainly not practical. Now, no feedback on particular questions was possible while taking it. They did solicit feedback at the end, but what good are words without concrete examples to tie them to?