For those of you who have typing skills and would like to enhance on it and use it towards your trek for your newfound job, I gathered up a few sites that may be able to assist you. Here are the Top 5 Free Typing Tests Sites that I have researched and recommend (Just a note: I don’t provide any sites that I am an affiliate to or get any commissions by your inquiry. They are strictly recommendations upon my research).
#1 RAPIDTYPING (“Editors Pick”)
Extremely fun way to learn how to type This is definitely an Editors Pick! RapidTyping is a new fun, fresh, user-friendly site! This is an extremely entertaining method of learning to type, sharpening your skills and most importantly “without looking”! There are plenty of screenshots for you to see just how the program works. The fish is hilarious! As I am typing now, I chuckle to myself when I think about the fish swimming by me as I am typing. Gotta see it. There is no usage limitation. You don’t have to worry about giving up your email or registration information. Here are just some of the features: Choose Your Keyboard Moving Hands Uses the simple and colorful interface. Typing game Progress Tracking Make Your Own Plan Make Your Own Lessons There is a portable version. Acceptable for children. Multi-Language interface. And Much More. Again, the best thing about all of this; the software is free to download. If you would like to make a donation then you have an option to share your appreciation.
#2: FREETYPINGGAME (Includes a free typing certification)
This is such a fun and busy site. If you are looking for a simpler site then this might be a bit busy. However it does give you a lot of resources to gain some or polish your skills. They offer a complete interactive method to learn to type. Learning to type has never been easier. They actually teach you with 2 keys at a time, followed up with a review of all the keys in the previous lessons. There are two timed keyboarding tests to choose from. An original Timed Typing Test is available which allows you to submit your speed to their real-time worldwide scoreboard. It looks pretty impressive. Although I am not the bragging type, it is great for the ego. The Typing Certificate Test allows you to print out a certificate with your name, and typing speed. Ok, and to save the best for last, I LOVE THE GAMES! They have quite a few selections of “typing” games for your pleasure and enjoyment perhaps. My favorite is Spacebar Invaders. Strange creatures are wiggling their way down from space. Stop them by typing. The more you type the faster they get. Bonus points for UFOs! Love it, Love it!
#3 TYPINGTEST (Gives both employees and allows the employer to test applicants directly from the site)
TypingTest is an honest, legitimate site with an official typing certification. You would first have to register (for free) yourself into the certified online testing site hosted by Expert Rating. You will have to then purchase access to the certified typing test with a credit card – which the certificate cost is $9.99 (not bad but could be lower). Once you are warmed up and ready to go, you can complete the full 10-minute typing test. You have three tries to get your best possible results. Once you’re satisfied with the results that you have chosen, pick the results of your choice to be printed to the official certificate. That certificate will be mailed to you regardless of where you live in the world. Now just remember, just because these sites offer certificates, you must make sure to clear with your prospective employer of what typing documentation is acceptable.
#4 MRKENT (Generic but GREAT site – also offers a free typing certificate)
Okay who is Mr. Kent? Well, I did just that. I searched the whois site and actually came across a Mr. Kent. I wont reveal the names but so far everything reads legit. The website has been around since 1999. Which in these days that is pretty good in my book. Usually the sites go away after awhile and never to be reborn; you know the ones I’m talking about. Mr. Kent was a former instructor at a career-training school, which apparently inspired him to assist his students by means of the Internet. He came up with some tools to help people like you and I to succeed in this busy and competitive business world. So after reviewing the site, there are HUNDREDS of tools and resources for just about everything you need (just to name a few):
Ten-Key Tutor II (NEW)
Typing Test II (NEW)
Typing Test with Free Certificate
Typing Tutor II (NEW)
And that is just the tip of all the resources that are available. You can download study tools, work at home tools, small business resources, recipes, the list goes on. You really want to bookmark this site. All in all, a Big Thumbs Up to Mr. Kent! I will continue to utilize this site.
#5 LEARN2TYPE (OLD FAITHFUL* Also includes to key testing and certifications)
Learn2Type has definitely been around for a while. You can always depend on the site to be around. They have approximately 4,525,766 registered users! This year there are some new modules added and modified such as:
NEW – Typing Certification and Ten Key Certification are available!
NEW – Learn2Type for Kids – simpler and educational typing exercise content for kids!
NEW – Ten Key Test – 10 Key Numeric Keypad Test! NEW – AZERTY & Dvorak Keyboard – lessons!
NEW – Education Resources – Find colleges online.
NEW – Teachers and educators, your students can benefit from Learn2Type for Schools – FREE!
Can’t say too much about the design of the site but the true materials is always there to use. Learn2Type is one of the leading FREE Web site that helps you master the skills of touch-typing. Whether you’re a beginning chicken typist or an expert, the skills test adjusts to your speed and accuracy. Therefore the better you get, the more challenging the typing exercises become. And if you get tired or need to get off the site, you can always come back and pick up where you left off.
So there you have it. Have fun with your search, I wish you the best of luck and perhaps you’ll see my name on the top typing game roster (smile).