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(jeffa) "Re:"x3 Perl Certifications ??

by jeffa (Bishop)
on Mar 06, 2001 at 02:41 UTC ( #62369=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (jeffa) Re: Perl Certifications ??
in thread Perl Certifications ??

Let me submit a dirty trick question for the test:

What are the contents of $foo after the following:

my $foo = "bar\n"; undef $/; chomp $foo;
A) bar\n
B) bar
C) bar\r
D) ba

Jeff

R-R-R--R-R-R--R-R-R--R-R-R--R-R-R--
L-L--L-L--L-L--L-L--L-L--L-L--L-L--

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Re: (jeffa) "Re:"x3 Perl Certifications ??
by dmitri (Priest) on Mar 06, 2001 at 08:29 UTC
    brainbench has much nastier questions. I was forced to take their test by my employer a couple of months ago when i got my new job. Most of the questions are easy, but some require standard module knowledge and funky regex stuff. Surprisingly, the test rules allow to use on-line documentation (e.g. perldoc). The amount of time you're given, anyone can get a 5.0. Just for the hell of it, I decided not to use documentation and got almost a 4 (and, ultimately, the job).

    As for Perl certifications, it is a waste, IMO.

      The better you do, the harder the questions. I took it without knowing I was allowed to use online docs over a year ago. OK, I did it dead tired (while trying to stay up and finish laundry) and I was less experienced then, but I only got 4.5. (5 on theory, 4 on "practical questions". Bah.)

      Anyways, when it comes up with questions like, "Where do lexical variables live in the symbol table?", good luck getting the answer if you didn't know that already. (I got it of course.)

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