As at least a couple of 'The Daily CLAD' regulars have now sat the NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer exam, I thought I would create this post so that people can comment on their experiences.
Some things which I would like to know are listed below, but please feel free to comment with anything you feel is relevant:
CLAD 2017 Preparation Resources
CLAD Preparation Guide using LabVIEW 2017
LabVIEW and DAQ evaluation resource from mon3am
Training Links from Hooovahh via the Unofficial Forum Rules and Guidelines document
DAQ Application Tutorials
3 Hour LabVIEW Introduction
CLD Preparation Resources
Study Guide and Sample Exams
Following the update to the CLAD Exam in July 2017 the links below are no longer available.
An excellent collation of the CLAD Preparation material available from NI.
Check out the Sample CLAD exams on ni.com; the Answer Sheet, at the end, includes links to information relating to each question, which is really cool (no link to 'The Daily CLAD' though....not so cool).
Lots of resources here from Jarda
More resources here from HuiRu
Congratulations LGelmi, nice one. Thanks for your hints and tips, some useful information in there.
Ah the Friday Mind Bender....oh the nostalgia.
Just had my first attempt for CLAD this morning but failed mainly due to LV Environment section. Personally, I greatly recommend getting the LV Programming Fundamental Badge(https://learn.ni.com/badges/resources/987/labview-programming-fundamentals) first by taking the assessment and only after that then you proceed to schedule your CLAD test, for first-timers.
Sadly I am only exposed to the link above yesterday and didn't pass that assesment too. Other than the Core1&2, "Daily CLAD" help me in learning varies function. While for the question in the preparation guide, it is more direct and easier compared to the CLAD test.
I believe as long you can pass the fundamental assesment and have also covered most of the topics in the preparation guide, should be sufficient. Will try the CLAD test again after I have more practice.
Hi, all! I sat for my CLAD exam for the first time yesterday. It was online, 65 minutes (5 of which were to look over and sign the NDA), and 40 questions. I passed! I really, really recommend taking the badge assessments, specifically the following:
These assessments are 15 questions and you need an 85% to pass. The more times you take it, the more questions you get to see as they are drawn from a question bank. Because of this I wouldn't recommend passing your 1st or 2nd time. Once you pass you can no longer take the assessment, the more times you take it, the more questions you get to see. Some of the questions in these assessments are in the Prep Guide and I definitely saw similar if not identical ones on the actual exam.
Other than the assessments, I also took the Core 1 and Core 2 classes as well as studying the prep guide and The Daily CLAD questions.
Thanks, Steve for the work you put into The Daily CLAD, it definitely served as a great resource during my studying!
Greetings Steve,Passed my CLAD exam yesterday. Just wanted to drop in and say Thank You. Your posts helped me a lot.
Congratulations DeXter_INIT, nice one! Do you have any hints and tips to add to this thread?
Hi alexlim, apologies for not responding to your post. Thanks for the tip about the LV Programming Fundamentals Badge. Good luck next time with the CLAD.
Congratulations OliviaMcCafferty, nice one!
Apologies for not responding to your post. Thanks for the tip about not passing the badge assessments first time (😉).
I have just passed CLAD yesterday as well.
What I prepared myself is similar to OliviaMcCafferty.
All 6 badges were taken a month before the exam, I would say 80% of the questions are similar to the badges exam.
Congratulations EddyMcIntosh, nice one!
You did six badges whereas OliviaMcCafferty lists five, what was your additional badge?
Thank you, SercoSteveB
Yeh, an additional badge is LabVIEW Syntax.
And, this is a link https://www.exam-labs.com/exam/CLAD to the example examinations, there are 80 questions to try, at least you will know how far you can pass the real exam. Please note that those questions in the link is much easier than the real exam. You need to get an 80% pass at least just in case.
Have a nice day 🙂
Thanks, Steve, SercoSteveBI have passed my exam CLAD two days ago, Your questions helped me a lot in my work and exam too. Now I can see my experience became different from the past.
I have been practicing for my CLAD exam and I would like to know if anyone had a problem taking the online test with PSI. I will use my laptop for the test from home.
There have been issues that are supposedly now resolved. Due note that you will have to use Chrome and you will have to install the plugin when you start the sign in process.
Hello avega,I passed exam 6 days ago with PSI, they took long time when checking and connecting to proctor, but you should wait and never give up and everything will be ok.thanks
Hi, just wanted to thank you Steve for all the examples that you have posted. Also, I want to ask if anyone knows where I can see my official CLAD certificate with the serial number, I only recived a Acclaim badge.
Thank again for the support!
I just passed the CLAD exam (Happy CLAD! - It sounds like a cheesy holiday greeting.). Here are the details:
I didn't do these but I suspect they would have helped:
Congratulations ibrncfe, nice one!
Congratulations LANDCO, nice one!
I have no idea where the certificates can be found (in my day NI emailed them). Maybe ping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org?
Congratulations joeorobob, nice one!
Thanks for the detail in your post, that'll be useful to a lot of people I am sure....and welcome to The Daily CLAD marketing team!
I forgot to mention one more thing about my online testing experience, but it's more applicable in another thread, so here's a link to my other post.
TL;DR - For my online test, I needed two chrome extensions: One for video streaming, another for remote proctoring.
Four days ago, I took the online CLAD exam via PSI and I also passed it. joeorbob already provided some details about what it is like to take the online exam, e.g. initially presenting your room via webcam to really make clear that your desk is cleared. Nevertheless, everything went fine in my case and I did not experience e.g. technical difficulties.
I really would like to thank SercoSteveB and all the other people that were involved in creating "The Daily CLAD" blog, and in keeping it running. It helped me a lot in preparing for the CLAD exam (and in boosting my LabVIEW-knowledge).
A special tip for the people who usually struggle with finishing exams in time (including myself):
Try to simulate the exam. Set a timer to 1 hour and then try to solve as many questions from e.g. the "The Daily CLAD" blog as possible. Practice that a few times. The aim is to answer as many question as possible (at least: 40) within 1 hour, and to have as may answers correct as possible (at least: 70%).
Congratulations Yannic_R, nice one!
That is a good tip about practising for the exam, being comfortable under the time pressure is a big advantage.
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