Example of the Computer Skills Section of a Resume

Unless you are an executive or your job is completely unrelated to computer use, you should put a computer skills section on your resume.  Not only does it tell employers what computer skills you have, the additional keywords help your resume compete in a resume database.

Below is a list of computer hardware and software to help you think of your own computer-related skills.  If your computer knowledge is extensive, you might list it in sections as illustrated:


Operating Systems:

Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Mac 0SX, Mac OS 8.6, Mac 0S9, Solaris, UNIX, AIX, Linux, Sun OS, OS/2, FreeBSD, DOS, Novell 2.15, Novell 3.5, Novell 4.0, Novell 4.1, Novell 5.0, Novell 5.5, Exchange 5.5

Software / Applications: 

Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office 1997, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS FrontPage, MS Project, MS Visio, MS SiteServer, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Outlook Express, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw Pro, Corel Coffee Cup, Quark Xpress, Homesite, ColdFusion, Studio, DreamWeaver, Inspiration, Claris, FileMaker Pro, SQL Server, MySQL, SQL 6.5 & 7.0, EZ-SQL, Enterprise Manager, IIS, LinkBot, Astra Site Manager, NetObjects Fusion, BroadVision, Vignette, Pandesic, WebSphere, Eshare, LivePerson, Borland Sidekick (PIM), Coldfusion Server, Interwoven, Open Market, Crystal Reports, Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, MAS 90, MAS 200, Baan, Business Works, Symbiator, Peachtree, Lotus 1-2-3, Bluebird, Pro-System Fx, Creative Solutions, Lacerte, Scheduler, Publisher, Turbo Tax, Quicken, QuickBooks, QuickBooksPro, World Ship, Suretrak Project Planner, AutoCAD, Oracle

Languages and Scripts:

C, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++, PL/SQL, Java, JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, HTTP/1, HTTP/1.1, Pop Server, TCP/IP, SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, PERL, J2EE, ODBC/JDBC, Python, PHP, mySQL, PostScript, EJB, XML, KSH, ANT, AWK, SED, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Coldfusion, Active Server Pages (ASP)


Macintosh, Sun Servers, Compaq, Intel Servers, IBM PC-XT, AT, PS-2, PC clones, Dell, Gateway, 3Com Superstack 3 Switch 2200 with Gigabit Module, 3Com Superstack 3 Remote Access System 1500 Base Unit, Addtron Hubs, Intel Network Adapters, Intel Express 9100 Router, Adtran DSU / CSU (TI ESF CSU ACE), TCP/IP, IPX, Routers, Switches / Hubs, Raid / Mirror, TI / DSL / ISDN / Frame Relay, HP Printers (4000, 4050, 4500, 5si, 8000, P1000, 750c plotter, 1120 and 1000, IBM PC-XT, AT, PS-2; PC clones:  Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP9000, IBM 36/38/AAS400


Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Microsoft Office Specialist
CompTIA A+, Computing Technology Industry Association
CompTIA Network+, Computing Technology Industry Association
Comp TIA A+ Certified Technician, Computing Technology Industry Association
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