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Old 06 December 2013, 12:31   #21
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Woohoo 11 out of 12 So satisfaction. Much happily.
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Old 06 December 2013, 14:53   #22
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I got 11 of 12 but deliberately answered one wrong (fast mem speed) to see what was going on because it said score 1 while I was doing the test the whole time.. I was thinking far out I can't be getting them all wrong.. Lol.
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Old 06 December 2013, 15:11   #23
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I got 11 of 12 but deliberately answered one wrong (fast mem speed) to see what was going on because it said score 1 while I was doing the test the whole time.. I was thinking far out I can't be getting them all wrong.. Lol.
Exactly the same, got 11 out of 12, but kept thinking I was getting them all wrong because it said score 1.

Fun test though, thanks for making it.
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Old 06 December 2013, 15:14   #24
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Got 11 of 12, too. I would be really interested in which question was answered wrong.

IMHO there are several questions which are subject to discussion. I probably only passed because I could imagine what the author thought but I do not agree with some of the answers.
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Old 06 December 2013, 16:34   #25
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^ You can see all questions (green for right, red for wrong) after you finish the test.
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Old 06 December 2013, 16:43   #26
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Old 06 December 2013, 17:25   #27
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Old 06 December 2013, 17:57   #28
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Old 06 December 2013, 20:00   #29
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Got 11 of 12, too. I would be really interested in which question was answered wrong.

IMHO there are several questions which are subject to discussion. I probably only passed because I could imagine what the author thought but I do not agree with some of the answers.
As the author, I agree with your assessment completely. I’ve modeled the quiz to have precisely the look and feel of an A+ or MCP certification test. One hallmark of these tests are that they ask questions in a very academic “book smarts” manner and expect the test taker to answer in the same manner. This ignores the fact that the test taker might have experience well beyond what is covered in the manuals and can synthesize a much better solution than the ones presented. For example, on the Windows for Workgroups 3.11 test, there was a question about garbled printouts and the “correct” answer was “remove and reinstall the printer driver” or something. But another answer was “update the driver for the video card”
Little did the test authors know that at the time this test was relevant, both Diamond and ATI had released popular accelerated video cards that did not respond to the Windows GDI commands correctly, and screen printouts were distorted as a result. So far and away the biggest cause of print distortion in Win3.11 at that time was an outdated video driver.

Some of these questions are similar. The best example might be one about connecting to a VGA monitor. Most of us would simply attach a modern flat panel display and allow the built in circuitry to upscale the image, or we’d add an internal or external scan doubler, but the question presented is worded in that frustrating exam way that makes you think “I would personally at least give answer Y a try first, but I know the test wants me to answer with X.”
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Old 06 December 2013, 20:01   #30
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This is the silliest thing I heard in a while.
Also got 11/12
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Old 06 December 2013, 21:49   #31
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I too got 11/12.... I did better on this exam than any Microshaft exam!
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Old 06 December 2013, 22:11   #32
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It's already been done. It's called the Amiga Certified Software Engineer (ACSE) certification, which was done in cooperation with the Amiga Qualifications Working Group (AQWG). Available from http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/
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Old 06 December 2013, 22:33   #33
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Sweet! Two competing certifications! Now for phase II: replace all corporate desktop PCs with Amigas.

Also, the test has been updated again with an ever larger test database.
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Old 07 December 2013, 07:19   #34
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Actually I think they are more complementary than competing.

The original vision was to have a range of certifications. The one I implemented is for software developers, and the questions relate to the AmigaOS API. There were also planned to be separate qualifications for hardware developers, technical support, etc. Yours is more of a technician test than a programmer test.
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Old 07 December 2013, 11:07   #35
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11 out of 15 for me, has it now got more questions?

[edit] ah yes, I see above that it has! Still got 11 though, the running theme I think!
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