[Fwd: Re: [BSDCert] ARRL format]
mirko.steiner at slashdevslashnull.de
Sun Jul 31 17:03:52 EDT 2005
>> either you have the knowledge or not and if you have it you don't need to choose
> the right answer because you know it.
> True, but multiple choice also has its advantages. It's a lot cheaper, and it's a
> lot easier to decide wether an answer is right or wrong.
well i agree with that, but for what should the excam be? for people who needs multiple choice
questions or people who REALY knows the answers?
only the later one should be able to complete successfully such a "high quality" excam.
i think it should not be enought to read one or two times a manpage and point out the right answer
by multiple choice questions.
only the people, which you can wake up at 03:00am and ask them ,,hey man, which option should i
use with tcpdump to read packets from a file?'' and they answer ,,damn it's 03:00 o clock, use -r
option and get the hell lost!''... these people which are one with the source ;) these people
needs an excam which raise them out of the masses...
does anyone have an Cisco CCNA excam? well 400 bucks (afair) for what? :)
i mean it would be nice if there is an excam which i know if anyone have it, i can ask him about
details from every IP header field and he can give me some a description and some details.
man i know some guys which have an CCNA title and they don't know that their are other subnetmasks
like /8,/16,/24 and /32
> With open questions there will always be arguments about an answer being right or wrong.
i would also start a discussion based on multiple choice questions ;) these questions are only
that good as its questioner is.
> Multiple choice makes
> that matter a lot more easier. Besides, you can make multiple choice questions that
> need thorough understanding of the subject matter. You do not have to give answers
> that are ridiculous, there could be six farely reasonable answers, only one being
i think everytime you can point out some answares which can logicaly not be.
one thing i would regulate with multiple choise is that i have an condition e.g. "i have this
network, i want these things and options which configurationfile does i need?" and there are 4 20
lines long solutions... go go go...
if 80% percent can't pass a excam i wouldn't say its to hard, maybe its only to sobering :)
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