Useful Background research for Certification

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:

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.

8 Responses to “Useful Background research for Certification”

  1. Troy Says:

    “verdict probably within a month” – WHAT!?

    Didn’t you mention that these were all multiple-choice questions? Why on earth wouldn’t they be instant-feedback testing. I’ve recently taken tests for certification on New Product Development, Project Management, and ITIL. All were instant feedback.

    I know when the exams include essays they take time to process, but … still.

    Hope you get a positive verdict back. The waiting would kill me. I want to know NOW. Yes, I know we live in an instant-gratification world. But I like it.

  2. japh Says:

    thanks. how much did you pay for the test?

  3. Jesper Rønn-Jensen Says:

    @japh: actually i did not pay anything, since Capgemini pays the certification fee.

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    Very impressive resume. Software engineering is one of the most sought after employees by major corporations like google, facebook, etc.

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  7. Tabitha Says:

    I often wonder if all these certifications are really for anything. Your employer could care less as long as you do a good job on your project. They don’t know anything about it – that’s why they hired you.

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