If people post all their exam results in one forum, as is suggested at SCEA, how is one, supposed to search them? It was very handy to be able to search SCEA with the key words common architecture. From this I could determine the number of questions in each category. Do you guys know about normalization? Hello?
I believe the main reason why Exam Results was seperated into its own forum was because the actual Studay forums (Particularly Programmer's Cert Forum, and more recently the Web Components Forum) were getting FLOODED with "I Passed/Congratulations" kind of posts. And it was getting difficult to weed through those to actually get at the real questions. From my standpoint as bartender and as a user of the forums I find it much cleaner that way.
It's a fact. The BM Forum is a database. When your working on the programmmer test, you don't need to get a feel for the web component developer test. Searching the forums is a very powerful tool. Take the enterprise architect forum for example. If I search for part I and read all the posts, I'll know as a group we score poorly on the Common Architecture category. Common Architecture is 6 of 48 questions or 12.5% of the test. Given that this is a low scoring category, the stuff we're studying is not meeting the need. The stuff we're studying is the top five books, the notes pages, the mock exams, etc. To improve my chances of passing I need to look elsewhere for reference material. I'll also know I need to know what ports are the standard ports for common communication protocols. I'd like someone to explain to me why knowing what port IIOP runs on, qualifies or disqualifies a person from SCEA status. But that's another thread.