DPKG vs. RPM in LPIC 101 exam -- RHCE
scoring changed radically in 2003 ...
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Oct 30 20:16:08 EST 2003
On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 01:35, jdd wrote:
> I don't say so.
> I say only that asking a more than 90% score for an exam don't gives any
> clue on it's difficultie, on the contrary.
If we were talking any "arbitrary" exam, correct.
But I'm talking about the _same_exam_ -- RHCE pre-2003, RHCE post-2003.
Then yes, it's directly comparable to itself.
> no exam can ask questions on all the programm it covers, so there is
> necessarily hazard on what questions are asked and so if one learn half
> the programm (as an example) it may have 100% if he's lucky.
But Red Hat does a fairly decent job -- install a system, with basic
security, in 2.5 hours. Not as good as the CCIE, but not bad either.
> the only way to have such a score to be significant is to state a
> "mandatory" programm (one that _must_ absolutly be known) and ask all
> and any question on this one. this can only be very partial one.
You get about 4-5 "items" per compulsory requirement on Section III.
Screw more than one up at all, you're toast.
> In fact I know of many (in France) Ingenior school exams similar to RHCE
> that need to be completed 3 or 4 the really given time (exams to enter
> the school).
"Ingenior" -- am I reading that as "engineer"? Or something else?
The reason I ask is if it is an "engineering" exam, or a "technology"
exam. There is a _huge_difference_.
[ BTW, you _do_ know that engineering in France is very different than
engineering in the UK/US, correct? ]
> so one can pass the exam with a score such low as 30%
If you were talking engineering, I concur completely. I'm sure on my EI
exam, I scored only about a 50%, but the "composite" was 79 (70 would be
passing, and around 35-40%).
> these exams ephasise on compulsory answer agains reflexion ones. this
> can be good for car driving, not for computer learnig, where time is
> never that important.
You're losing me.
> there are many examples in France of very difficult exams with a very
> low % is sufficient to pass (fe: the agregation).
Again, I'm interested if you're talking engineering.
Engineering != Technology
-- Bryan, BSECE
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