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9 New Skill Tests Now In The Mix

Calling all self-proclaimed ASP.Net, Amazon Web Services and Twitter experts! We've added 9 brand new tests for you to strut your professional stuff. And, in case you missed last month's announcement, skill tests are now absolutely free. Added this month are:

Amazon Web Services
ASP.Net 2.0 using C#
ASP.Net 2.0 using VB
ASP.Net 3.5 using C#
ASP.Net 3.5 using VB
DotNet 2.0 using C#
DotNet 2.0 using VB
Operations Management
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If you haven't figured it out already, people are as excited about Twitter as they are to see Bernie Madoff get locked up. With over 1.3 billion tweets to this day, the online micro-blogging app has Internet users from all walks of life reporting their life-in under 140 characters. But seriously, what's the big deal?

Businesses have opened their eyes to just how powerful a single "tweet" can be. Not only does it directly drive traffic to your site, it can build awareness and brand recognition, give you a vehicle to promote new content or products, and is also a quick and dirty way to receive nearly-instantaneous feedback. Build a great Twitter feed and your business will begin a bi-directional communication channel with all of your followers, consisting of brand new friends, die-hard fanatics, and everything in between. Even we've caught the bug.

Amazon Web Services—for now, let's call it AWS—is another hot one. AWS essentially allows businesses of all sizes to utilize Amazon's infrastructure for its personal needs. Need raw computing power to run an in-depth, weeklong simulation? Or do you have a laundry list of online tasks that only the tender love and care of a human being can provide? Maybe you just need a scalable ecommerce platform that adjusts as your business transforms. All totally doable. Honest.

These trends are for real, and businesses need skilled talent (like you) to put these great services into, well, service.

So what are you waiting for? Get tested! But before you head out, be sure to swing by our brand new "All Skill Test Page"—a centralized location that lists every single skills test on Elance today. All new tests are denoted with a star, so you'll know which tests are fresh off the press.

Are there any tests you'd like to see added on Elance? Leave us a note in the comments and we'll get on it, asap.