The ASD exams are now open again both on-line and through Majinate's partner networks. There's some tidying up going on while the scheme materials are being re-branded to more closely match the Symbian Foundation style. Please see the Majinate website for further information.
The questions within the ASD exam are based on a curriculum of core knowledge, and test both theoretical and practical topics, assessing both the understanding and application of Symbian C++. Each exam consists of a subset of questions from a large pool of contemporary questions. The questions are weighted and each exam candidate will be asked questions tailored to the level of ability they exhibit whilst sitting the exam. The exam will therefore pose challenging questions to candidates, whatever their level of knowledge (those that possess a very strong knowledge of Symbian OS will be presented with the most challenging questions). The pass criteria of the exam are determined by Symbian Foundation, and is calibrated against a broad sample group. Individuals that pass the examination acquire the industry-recognised title 'Accredited Symbian Developer'. Those who take the exam find it demanding, but fair.
Categories for ASD primer
Class Types and Declarations
Leaves and the Cleanup Stack
Object Construction and Destruction
Streams and Stores
Symbian C++ Miscellany
Threads, Processes and IPC
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