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Old 05-15-2019, 09:54 PM
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Default Changes about the June exam

Did anybody (not) see that?

I like those changes. We are asked to do specific tasks and don't have to write a long report anymore! The December exam was a little bit clueless for me...
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:21 AM
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Wait what?????

And why announce these changes with a month left for the exam? Terrible timing IMO.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:57 PM
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Wait what?????

And why announce these changes with a month left for the exam? Terrible timing IMO.

Would you rather them just leave it as a more ambiguous exam with no point explanations?

Some people are impossible to please.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:47 PM
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Would you rather them just leave it as a more ambiguous exam with no point explanations?

Some people are impossible to please.
This could have been announced months ago. That's all I'm saying.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:08 AM
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This could have been announced months ago. That's all I'm saying.
Exactly. They must have been preparing it for a while before this point, so they could have announced, say, right after December results came out, that they were at least considering / preparing / going to make changes, then release the sample project when they did.

Then again, it really only would have made a very slight difference to my studying between 3/1 and 5/15.
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:51 PM
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Exactly. They must have been preparing it for a while before this point, so they could have announced, say, right after December results came out, that they were at least considering / preparing / going to make changes, then release the sample project when they did.

Then again, it really only would have made a very slight difference to my studying between 3/1 and 5/15.
THANK YOU. I'm still going thru the material, but what if I've been working on this sample project for a while? And all of a sudden they change the sample project, a MONTH before the actual test? I'm definitely happy with the changes, but this should've happened earlier bottom line.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:24 PM
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I hope the actual exam will not have as many tasks as the sample exam has. I feel I won't be able to finish all of them within 5 hours.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:39 PM
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I hope the actual exam will not have as many tasks as the sample exam has. I feel I won't be able to finish all of them within 5 hours.
Then it sounds like the gameplan for this exam will be similar to MLC, where we write as much as we can for each question.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:48 PM
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Then it sounds like the gameplan for this exam will be similar to MLC, where we write as much as we can for each question.
I didn't finish writing MLC... but I passed
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:02 PM
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I hope the actual exam will not have as many tasks as the sample exam has. I feel I won't be able to finish all of them within 5 hours.
I did the sample project this weekend and it took about 6.5 hours (granted I was inefficient with my coding time, didn't use find and replace, and other things. Also my personal computer is even slower than Prometric). I wrote entirely too much for the smaller point questions. I would be surprised if there were as many tasks, but I am going to be prepared for it. This forces candidates to do much more code and complex visualization, which is good, but different from the December exam.
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