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Softpanorama Exam Preparation Strategy

Certification: general issues How to Prepare for Solaris Certification Sun Certified System Administrator Exam for Solaris 9, part I (CX-310-014) Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 9, Part II of II Red Hat Certification Program
  1. Find the  best books. The quality of books can make the difference between success and failure. Good books can really increase your chances of passing.
  2. Find out as many details about exam in advance as possible. Among simple stupid question that are often missed and negatively influence result one can mention:  

    Knowing details in advance can help to optimize your behaviors during the exam, and thus improve your chances of success. If calculator is allowed you should pay special attention to maximizing its utility. Search the WEB and find all possible uses for particular problem area.
     

  3. Plan to work hard. There is not royal way to mastery. Usually the subject is a pretty difficult and demanding beast.  Always (repeat after me always) try to solve old problems after each chapter in the textbook. Often they are more important that the text of the chapter. Get a second computer or second hard drive and practice installation and other tasks on it.  Even if you have job experience, it may not cover all the test topics adequately.
  4. Last but not least: read each question carefully! People often lose points simply because they read the question too quickly and misunderstand what is being asked. It seems simple, but people who have sufficient knowledge do sometimes fail examinations for this reason alone.
     
  5. Find out what is the procedure used and try to adapt to it in advance. Take trial tests, if possible.
  6. Develop a simple strategy of  taking the test.  That should not be something too elaborate. But for written tests you usually can take advantage of the order of the questions by not answering them sequentially but using two passes instead.
  7. Don't exhaust yourself the day before the exam. A good night's rest before the exam will improve your problem solving ability. If you will spend it preparing you can slow yourself down and fail the exam that otherwise you would pass. 
  8. Join a group.  Finally, if others in your organization are also planning to take a certification exam, start a study group. \
  9. This short list of suggestions should help you approach your certification examination with confidence.

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Quotes

War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda  : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotesSomerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose BierceBernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes

Bulletin:

Vol 25, No.12 (December, 2013) Rational Fools vs. Efficient Crooks The efficient markets hypothesis : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2013 : Unemployment Bulletin, 2010 :  Vol 23, No.10 (October, 2011) An observation about corporate security departments : Slightly Skeptical Euromaydan Chronicles, June 2014 : Greenspan legacy bulletin, 2008 : Vol 25, No.10 (October, 2013) Cryptolocker Trojan (Win32/Crilock.A) : Vol 25, No.08 (August, 2013) Cloud providers as intelligence collection hubs : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : Inequality Bulletin, 2009 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Copyleft Problems Bulletin, 2004 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Energy Bulletin, 2010 : Malware Protection Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 26, No.1 (January, 2013) Object-Oriented Cult : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2011 : Vol 23, No.11 (November, 2011) Softpanorama classification of sysadmin horror stories : Vol 25, No.05 (May, 2013) Corporate bullshit as a communication method  : Vol 25, No.06 (June, 2013) A Note on the Relationship of Brooks Law and Conway Law

History:

Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds  : Larry Wall  : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOSProgramming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC developmentScripting Languages : Perl history   : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history

Classic books:

The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-MonthHow to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Haterís Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite

Most popular humor pages:

Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor

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