The CLD success package exercises are great prep material, but many of the solutions do not reflect best practice. So -- We're requesting better solutions. If you currently have a CLD or CLA you'll get recertification points as a thank you. A CLD success package exercise solution would be 5 points, we'll log it the same as writing a CLD-R question.
So let's be clear. The problem description, template, etc. should remain untouched. Right?
(I can probably think of scenarios where the instructions could be made more clear, the problem specs slightly redefined, or the template cleaned up a bit. For example exercise 16 ends with two questions, but their answer is not shown in the solution in any obvious location. Aren't they part of the solution? If not, these questions should probably not be there.)
Same Exercise needs to be re structured or few requirements can be changed?
Same exercise, no changes to the challenge. That would be a larger project and likely to get bogged down. If you believe a challenge really needs changing you can propose that in the forum and if it "floats" (rather than sinks) send to firstname.lastname@example.org -- I'll archive those to consider when we open a more formal project to revise the CLD success package. Thank you!
Sure thanks for update!
OK, I added my name for #16 and will probably do some others over time. However, be aware that e.g. #16 seems much more trivial than a real CLD test. It's more a 1/2 hour than a 4 hour task. 😄 (I haven't looked at the other problems yet...)
(And no, I probably don't really need certification points. Have plenty from my NI-Week attendance and presentations. ;))
Thank you! Yes, these are not full sample exams. They are exercises that serve as a stepping stone to the sample exams, and also some give a chance to work through aspects of the CLD that we thought might not be "fair" to expect people to solve during the 4-hour time crunch.
I look forward to seeing what you produce.