Hi! I've noticed when doing various practice exams that I am normally considerably slower at answering questions that involve more than 8 lines of code than other questions. Can I expect to see about the same proportion of wordy vs. code-based questions as in the Bates/Sierra book's test questions? Silly question I know, but I'm getting nervous, my exam is on Thursday! Thanks Julian
It's really difficult to say what you'll see on the exam simply because everyone's exam is a bit different. You might have lots of long questions, and you might have a few. One thing you can use to your advantage, however, is the ability to mark questions. If the question is long and you're afraid you're going to burn a lot of time working on it, simply mark it and go on. When you're done going through the exam, you can then go back to any marked questions. That strategy will help keep you from spending too much time on early long questions and not getting to some short ones that may be on the end. Good luck on your test, Corey
Can I expect to see about the same proportion of wordy vs. code-based questions as in the Bates/Sierra book's test questions?
Julian, I beta tested the question for the K&B book and then took the real exam a couple weeks later. The questions on the real exam were very similar to those in the K&B book. The questions on my exam tend to be longer than the questions on the real exam. Scores on my exam tend to be about 20 percentage points lower than the scores on the real exam. My exam is best used as a learning experience so don't worry about your score.
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