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Message Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 @ 22:38:17 GMT
| Subj: || || Re: Teradata Certification - Beta Exam |
| From: || || Fred Pluebell |
I'm not with NCR, but I think I can answer most of these questions. I'm fairly certain all of the answers below can be found on the NCR
Alan Friel wrote:
| ||When these tests are no longer beta and released to the world, how much are they going to cost?|| |
The first five exams are already released and "live"; only the sixth is "beta". Costs vary but are USD $100 to $300 per exam. (The beta
exam is free.)
| ||How often are they going to be administered?|| |
Exams are administered by Prometric (PC-based) so you schedule the location and time at your convenience.
See www.2test.com for non-beta signups.
| ||How much time do they take to complete?|| |
The time limit for non-beta exams is typically about an hour. For beta exams it can be considerably longer. Prometric can give you
details when you register.
| ||Are study guides available?|| |
No mention on the web site, so I would assume "not at this time". There are "practice tests" and "exam overviews" (high-level lists of
topics) on the web site.
| ||Are the tests multiple choice?|| |
Multiple choice, true/false, exhibits, drag & drop (matching) Advanced exams also have case study questions
| ||Is this a pass or fail type test and do we get to see the results of our test? If I answer a question wrong, I would like to
know it.|| |
It's pass/fail in terms of certification; you do get a score. For non-beta tests you get the results, including a breakdown by section,
as soon as the test is over. (You don't get feedback on individual questions.) For the beta test, you wait 6 to 8 weeks for results to be
mailed to you.
| ||When mistakes are found with the question, how are they resolved?|| |
Beta testing is intended to test the questions and let people comment on them. If you need a more specific answer, you'll have to ask
| ||Are the tests based on a specific release? If so, which release and what happens when the next release comes out?|| |
Initially the exams are based on V2R3. Exams will be updated after each major release (e.g. V2R4). Certification is valid for two major
releases -- If you pass the V2R3 exams you're certified until the V2R5 exams come out.
| ||How many of the 'new' features (like INTERVAL data types) are asked on the tests? I usually find that new features are quite
buggy and only loosely match the documentation. So are the tests based upon the documentation or how the machine actually performs?|| |