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Old 08-09-2002, 01:29 AM   #1
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Linux Online Test


Hehe, since I don't have much money and don't have any right now to go take a actual test, I knew about www.brainbench.com and some of their free tests they have.

So I was bored at work, working some stupid OT so I have some actual money to just have.. , I went to Brainbench and saw that they had a Free Linux Administration test to take that is like 40 questions long.

So I took it finally and I would have to say, it was actually kind of hard, but I am proud of myself and can say I passed that sucker scoring better than the previous 81% that have taken it.

Not bad I say to myself since there were alot of samba questions, and I suck at samba. Maybe I'll use the money working tonight to go take an actual Certification Test..

Ok, if you can't tell, I'm bored at work, glad I don't work the late night shift, but happy I only have 30 minutes til I get to leave.

-trickykid
 
Old 08-09-2002, 05:52 AM   #2
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Just to let you know how st00pid I am, I took the LQ test and scored lower than most other's taking it. I think I will pass on something a bit worse. But thanks for the link. When I grow to be a SuperMasterGuru like you guys, I may take the test.
 
Old 08-09-2002, 08:13 AM   #3
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I am working on a new quiz system for LinuxQuestions that is more integrated with the site. If enough members like the quiz I can put up a new one in the meantime.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-09-2002, 08:36 AM   #4
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That will be a great idea.....
 
Old 08-09-2002, 09:06 AM   #5
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I've just taken the same test at brainbench, my score was good too concidering that I suck at networking (my score was higher than 69% of respondents who've taken it). So, Jeremy challenge us!!! This's a wonderful idea!!!

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Old 08-10-2002, 12:56 AM   #6
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Ahhhh, heck 78%, just a wee nib behind the Trick. The Samba questions were easy for me though, I must have pulled the jokers... but I got 5 questions about quota! Who uses quota? Buy more disks!

I also must have had 5 that I swear were ambigous answers.

Fun test, thanks Trick.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 08-10-2002, 01:07 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by finegan
I must have pulled the jokers... but I got 5 questions about quota! Who uses quota? Buy more disks!

I also must have had 5 that I swear were ambigous answers.
Come on.. the quota questions are easy, but I only had 2 of them that I remember.

But I agree with you on the 5 or so that were ambiguous though.
How long did the test take you.. I think I finished in about 18 minutes and that was while working with customers on the phone...

Maybe Jeremy should make a similiar test so we can make members LQ Certified..

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Old 08-10-2002, 01:23 AM   #8
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25 minutes, but I lost one to the 180 seconds to answer problem because I ran downstairs to change the CD player off of My roommate's now-ex-girlfriend's copy of Enya that needed to be frisbee'd out of rotation with extreme prejudice, despite the LOTR soundtrack.

It told me that my strengths were kernel compilation and security and weaknesses were system administration and network security; smarmy twerps...

I think Jeremy needs to make a Linux Questions certifiable test, as in:

Which gets asked most:
1. X config questions
2. Sound config
3. NAT/MASQ setups
4. winmodems
5. HELLLLLLLLPPPPP, Linux won't boot!!!

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 08-10-2002, 01:56 AM   #9
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Originally posted by finegan
It told me that my strengths were kernel compilation and security and weaknesses were system administration and network security; smarmy twerps...
That's strange, I only got 3% higher than your score and it didn't tell me I had any weaknesses... Maybe I only missed like one on any particular topic or such.
Weakness of System Administration and Network Security, but your good at kernel compile and security, that doesn't make sense.. oh well.

Winmodem questions I've noticed have died down a bit, I've noticed alot of SSH type of questions though.

Last edited by trickykid; 08-10-2002 at 01:57 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 05:28 AM   #10
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Ok so, like I said...

I took the test, I scored higher than 52% of all previous test takers

My strengths were:
Configuration and Administration
Installation

Weakenesses:
Networking
System Administration and Security

Here's the quote from the scorecard:
Quote:
Demonstrates a solid understanding of core concepts within this topic. Appears capable of working on most projects in this area with moderate assistance. May require some initial assistance with advanced concepts, however.
Cool
 
Old 08-10-2002, 12:34 PM   #11
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Well, I was at 69%. I'm proud of that because I use Linux since only about 1 year now (the other year was having a Linux-boxed distro in my shelve )
 
Old 08-10-2002, 05:00 PM   #12
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Quite nice, but I don't like quota and Mac questions.
 
Old 08-11-2002, 12:58 AM   #13
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ok... i'm scared to take the test. i've been using m$ too much lately to be ready for anything tux-related.

i just know that it's going to tell me that my strengths are flirting with someone to get them to fix it for me...
 
Old 08-11-2002, 01:04 AM   #14
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at least you can get around by flirting... all i've got to show are hairy legs...
 
Old 08-11-2002, 01:13 AM   #15
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ok... too much info tundra. ... have your tried trimming?
 
  


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