i took the biztalk server certification exam on monday afternoon as a lark. no studying at all.
heh. can’t believe i passed it. it’s been a couple of years since i did anything significant with bts. on each question i went with the first answer that popped into my head, hoping that it was something that bubbled up from the sludge of my brain from a couple of years ago.
if you asked me how to implement something today (especially tonight (it’s a little after 3am in new Orleans)), i wouldn’t have a clue any longer. just shows how misleading a passing score can be sometimes. also shows how real-world experience can be better than cramming to pass an exam. i used to know that stuff really well. (honest)
i also tried the analyzing requirements exam today, and thought i had done really well on it. but when i pressed the ‘end exam’ button, up flashed this nasty message stating ‘you have failed’. for a second i thought the testing program was telling me that i had ended the test incorrectly, like ‘you have failed to answer a couple of questions, please go back and fix it’. heh. not.
well, the requirements exam is the last one for my .net version of the mcsd cert. i already have the desktop, web, and web services exams under my belt. (again, real-world practice made all the difference (in the world).) (so what does that say about my ability to analyze requirements? uh... it was a tough test. i'd like to have a discussion with the authors.) 🙂
oh, yeh, one more thing: take a look at this cool gdi .net clock. if you change the opacity to 50% it works great in the lower right-hand corner of your desktop, always on top. nice app!