OUCH! My head hurts! A little while ago I finished taking a Brainbench test on SQL Server 2000 Programming and my brain still aches. I haven't been in test-taking mode for many years and it was quite an experience. Taking the test itself was a pretty humbling experience. There's just nothing quite like taking a timed test that covers so many areas that some of them you haven't actually used in a while and you know that the results of the test will impact landing the next bit of work... to really get you to question how just how good you think you are. Especially these multiple-choice tests where more than one answer looks right and it's the minor detail that makes the difference. You know, that kind of minor detail that in development and testing your code if you got it wrong you would quickly correct it and move on, no big deal, but on the test, that isn't an option. Wrong is wrong. Ugh! Good thing it's Friday. I can let my brain relax for a couple of days.
When I finished the test, I felt good about most of it, but there were enough questions that were still nagging at me that I wasn't too confident. But, the good news is, I did better than I thought, scoring in the 95th percentile. Yay! Let the weekend begin!
posted @ Friday, October 29, 2004 5:30 PM