I have just applied for certification to become Capgemini Software Engineer level 1+2. The process had some tests and a thorough application formula where i should describe my deeds.
The tests were of two formats: 10 questions in 15 minutes, and 30 questions in 40 minutes (multiple choice questions).
For the tests I took, these were some links with background material which I found most helpful:
- IBM Developerworks: Understanding RUP roles
- Wikipedia Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
- Wikipedia RUP (Rational Unified Process)
- Wikipedia Software configuration management
- Wikipedia Enterprise architecture
- Unified Process for EDUcation: A Software Architecture Document example
- and finally a blog post about test specification techniques
As you may notice, the topics mostly covered were RUP, IAF (a capgemini architecture framework), A little CMMI, and hardly any agile methodologies at all. No SCRUM, Lean, Kanban or similar references. Although i think i saw one question on XP (eXtreme Programming).
Now the tests are passed, the application is submitted. I will have a verdict probably within a month.