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Beyond Multiple Choice link and survey

As I previously blogged, Beyond Multiple Choice is the name Microsoft has given to a proposed performance based testing engine to be used in certification exams of the future. They've posted a link to a demo: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2010/09/08/lab-exam-demo-for-developers-tell-us-what-you-think.aspx. They also have a link to a survey so you can tell them what you think.

Published Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:19 PM by John Paul Cook
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Alen said:

the big thing that annoys me about the exams is that in real life i can do something a few times to correct the errors. a lot of times even simple code i fix it a few times to get rid of syntax and other simple errors. not so on the exams

August 30, 2010 12:51 PM
 

John Paul Cook said:

I don't think you understand. This proposed new test engine allows you to write the code. You don't submit it for grading until you've fixed the errors. We're talking about real code being used in Visual Studio or SSMS. You would code, compile, and test. You keep working on the code until it meets the requiremensts, then you submit it.

August 30, 2010 1:09 PM

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About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is a Technology Solution Professional for Microsoft's data platform and works out of Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. He volunteers as a nurse at safety net clinics. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2.

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