I took the COA exam today evening and would like to share the test taking experience:
- The exam format is the same as mentioned my Amy in the Boston Summit , this November. Prospective test takers MUST go through this . https://github.com/spotz/allnewCOA/blob/master/WhatsnewintheCOA.pdf
- There were 32 questions , similar to the difficulty level of what you find in the final practise lab of the course here , but keep in mind the test taking environment makes the exam harder to crack than the actual difficulty on the questions. More on this later.
- Proctors take the exam very seriously and I highly recommend reading the handbook and tips to fully undertand the rules.
- Work a lot on troubleshooting , understand the underlying linux technology for each openstack service . This will make you a better Openstack admin and also help clear some of the portions in the exam.
I couldn't attend 5 important questions as I ran out of time fighting the terminal and terrible latencies. Hope I pass :)
I passed with 87% , Thanks again Amy :) . Looking forward to higher level vendor neutral certifications from Openstack and LFS.