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Wim Van den Wyngaert
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VMS exam

Is there any website presenting general user vms&dcl exams ? I'm thinking of multiple choice questions randomly taken out of a large database with questions.

Just like http://www.sunguru.com/
Wim
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labadie_1
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Ian Miller.
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but Y ?
I get to answer lots of VMS related questions doing my daily job
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Ian ?
Wim
labadie_1
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But I do not find the link I posted very useful: it asks questions a system manager never has to deal with (is this sysgen parameter dynamic, feedback..., if I want to know, I use sysgen help)

typical question
If the available free space on disk is 200,000 blocks, and ACP_EXTLIMIT is 10, what is the extent cache's limiting value?

well, to be honest, I know this parameter exists, but I have never put a specific value on that one (on others acp_... yes)
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

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I tested 10 questions and failed on 4 ...
But I have made simular exams as a test for my http server. But for Unix general, Unix sysman, etc. But after 2 years non-active in Unix I don't get 50% on my own exams.
Wim
labadie_1
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if you want to be good at the exam I cited, check you know RMS,your fab, rab...,the command append (and its various qualifiers), the sysgen parameters (which one is dynamic), the qualifiers for $ show process and you will be very good at this test (outdated, seems made around Vms 5.5-2).

typical question
The /BACKUP qualifier, when used with APPEND, is incompatible with which of the following?

possible answers:
a. /CREATED
b. /EXPIRED
c. /MODIFIED
d. all of the above
e. none of the above


But that does not mean you will be good on a Vms site :-)
Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Re: VMS exam

It's only for demotivating some future students of mine.
Wim
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS exam

Here is an example of what I asked ...
Wim
Andy Bustamante
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Re: VMS exam

See http://h10017.www1.hp.com/certification/ The exam preparation guides for each certifcation level have sample questions covering VMS.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? Reach me at first_name + "." + last_name at sysmanager net
Dima Bessonov
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A VMS exam was once available at www.brainbench.com. I guess it still is. Btw, I've just learnt that all Brainbench tests are free until July 15, so you've still time to try...
Galen Tackett
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The Brainbench VMS test is still there.

Ego On:

I took it today and found that I scored higher than 92% of previous takers.

Ego Off:
Anybody who's worked with VMS for as long as I have (18+ years) should probably have scored higher...

:-)
Martin P.J. Zinser
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Hi Wim,

if you do ask for a test that you actually want to use in some way to "proof" something to
management I would strongly suggest to stick with the hp certifications. That way you do not
have to explain why the cert is "legitimate", it is self evident ;-)

As for the questions, they are certainly not perfect, but an effort is made to make them "fair", i.e. a candidate with the required skills should pass, while somebody "faking it" should fail. What is "required" depends on the exam. The CSA is relatively basic (at least compared to the average citizen in this forum ;-) the CSE is a bit more difficult.

Greetings, Martin
Lokesh_2
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Re: VMS exam

Hi,

I have taken brainbench test, and though got 97%, but not satisfied. As they give percentile score only so there is no way how much you actually scored. Also some questions were quite confusing. Anyway, its good to do some exercise free of cost :) .

I agree with Martin. One should go for HP certification.

Thanks & regards,
Lokesh
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