[BSDcert] Disclosure of test questions
david.taillandier at domainename.com
Thu Mar 31 13:19:36 EST 2005
> - cost (time and/or money) of proctoring (setup and monitoring) a
> hands-on, interactive testing. (The costs may also involve actual hardware
I do not understand how setup and monitoring can be more expensive.
Which setup ? Just launch a CD. And for the monitoring, this is
exactly the same thing as for usual tests.
> - not enough time to cover all the needed topics/skills.
This is why everybody now tend toward adaptive testing. You do not have
80 questions anymore, but only 30. For the same time.
> How much time does it take to complete other professional hands-on,
> interactive testing? Please share your experiences.
For non interactive testing, I can give what I know :
MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) : you have to pass 7 exams,
each one consist of 50 to 85 questions, during about 2 hours.
Total = 455 questions / 14 hours / 840 euros
MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) : 4 exams of 55-70
questions, 2 hours each.
Total = 250 questions / 8 hours / 480 euros
OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) : Very basic certification. I do not
remember well, but 2 exams of about 60 questions in 2 hours each.
Total = 120 questions / 4 hours / 240 euros
I heard about IBM certifications around 10 to 15 hours too.
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