[BSDCert] ARRL format
sgeorge.ml at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 00:46:06 EDT 2005
On 7/31/05, Dru <dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Jul 2005, Richard Bejtlich wrote:
> > I don't see a problem with this "open" system. For example, the FCC
> > expects me to know the answer to this question:
> > Who makes and enforces the rules for the amateur service in the United States?
> > A. The Congress of the United States
> > B. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
> > C. The Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs)
> > D. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
> > I know the answer is B, whether I read the book and remember it or I
> > read the question and see the answer is B. Either way I learn the FCC
> > is in charge.
> > The questions are not reproduced exactly (i.e., Congress is always
> > answer A, FCC, is B, etc.), so test-takers still need to know the
> > right answer.
> > The benefit of this system is that lousy questions are immediately
> > recognized by anyone inspecting the pool. Contrast the FCC pool
> > questions with those in the lousy CISSP exam that never see the light
> > of day, and you'll know what I mean.
> Interesting approach and certainly the opposite of what most people expect
> in an IT technical exam--hence the entire "brain dump" phenomena...
> Would we be able to sell this approach to the corporate/HR community or
> would they just think us BSD people are still on LSD?
If the no. of questions in the question pool is very large then this
would be appreciated otherwise not.
> Having studied the question pool, how does it work? Is there like 20,000
> questions in the pool and you get asked 100 of them?
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