Originally Posted by cruwl
What did you think of 212? were you prepared enough? surprised at how hard/easy it was? how long did it take?
212 was interesting! I was not prepared enough, but got the beta invitation very late (end of May) and only had limited time to take the exam (only date available in London was June 4th, final date of beta June 6).
The day AFTER I took 212, I got an email from RIM saying they were extending the 212 beta period!
Cest la vie - had I know that, I would have rescheduled and given myself a few weeks of cramming.
I felt that some questions were far too easy, and some were ludicrously confusing/hard. However, it is all so subjective as to what components of BES you use a lot, where your experience is, and so on. Before the exam they did ask you to rate your own competencies on several areas of BES/admin/etc., so I would love to know how my answers matched back to my evaluation of myself (but I am sure RIM won't collate this info for user-by-user basis, would take AGES!)
It is also hard to discuss anything in detail on here as I 'signed' an NDA. I would actually find it very interesting to see what level of question makes the final cut, so maybe it's not such a bad thing I feel that I am almost defo going to fail 212, as I can take the "finished" version at some point!
Anyway, as posted elsewhere, read the admin guide, resource kit, installation guide etc - really learn them inside out. Particularly learn the things that you do not do in your org. Cover all bases!
On the domino exam, I (personally) wondered whether it had been written by a predominantly Exchange person - I felt that they used, for example, the term memo loosely - I found it quite confusing (memo is the term used in notes for an email, it is also the term used on a BB for a notes journal entry, so when they just said something or other about "memo" it did make me wonder which "version" of memo they were referring to...)
I found quite a few very similar questions with different wording, but I guess that is the point of a Beta.
It took me over 2.5 hours to complete the questions on the first pass, then worked through them all again. Didn't manage to use the full 4 hours, probably spent 3.5 hrs in there before it had got to the stage where my answers really were as good as they were going to get!!
Now that the Beta period has been extended, I am wondering whether it will take longer to get my results back, would love to know how I did, but am not holding out much hope.
Am doing 'BCX-211 - Supporting BlackBerry devices in an Enterprise Environment' on July 3rd. Anyone got any ideas of good study guides for that exam?