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Hello,

My understanding is that this course is targeted at preparing us for the JavaScript Node.js Application Developer Certification (JSNAD) https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification/jsnad/

I am a bit worried because I don't know how to determine my readiness. Please help me come up with a loose metric to determine preparedness.

I am wondering if we thoroughly understand and complete all of the labs and knowledge checks is that sufficient for the exam.

Are there any supplemental exercises that we can do in addition to the Labs?

Will the difficulty of the exam be around the same difficulty as the labs more or less?

Andrew Miller

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  • davidmarkclementsdavidmarkclements Posts: 109
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    @mbaltus summarises it well. @fcioanca is absolutely correct about the approach as well: both the exam and the training are designed around pragmatic pedagogy. If you can complete the exercises in the training and you've taken then time to understand the way the pieces of that exercise can be recomposed into similar implementations with slightly different requirements then you'll be ready for the exam

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  • fcioancafcioanca Posts: 776

    The course is considered a good preparation for the exam, but it's not teaching the exam. We always emphasize that you should practice skills and knowledge as much and as often as possible in addition to the course. The exam is hands on, so the more you practice, the better prepared you will be.

  • How are we supposed to tell if we are ready?

  • Interesting question..I am interested too

  • Just having passed the exam (I did cost me my retake, I failed with 55 points the first time around), I'd say that if you can comfortably make all the exercises out of the LFW211 course with only looking at the nodejs.org documentation (and optionally mdn mozilla javascript documentation), then you can consider yourself ready.

    I didn't know what to expect, so went for the first try (and failed). But that gave me a good impression of how I needed to do the exam and also at which points I was struggling. This allowed me to study some more in these areas. (i.e. you do not get feedback on what you did right or wrong, but I determined that based on what topics I found difficult or did not succeed in).

    Good luck with your exams

  • coopcoop Posts: 691

    Congratulations!

  • Hello All, I just completed LFW211 course and am planning to take the JSNAD exam next week. I am not sure what to expect in the exam. Do we have any samples questions ? Or will the questions be similar to that of exercise ?

  • mstepienmstepien Posts: 162

    Hi @samaybhavsar,

    Please take a look at @davidmarkclements post from December 2020: "(...) both the exam and the training are designed around pragmatic pedagogy. If you can complete the exercises in the training and you've taken the time to understand the way the pieces of that exercise can be recomposed into similar implementations with slightly different requirements then you'll be ready for the exam". For any other exam-related questions please reach out to our Customer Support Team at trainingsupport.linuxfoundation.org.

  • mbaltusmbaltus Posts: 7

    Just received a mailing yesterday from LF / OpenJS Foundation around their new preview testing environment. Could also be interesting to review: https://training.linuxfoundation.org/announcements/apply-here-for-the-node-js-certification-environment-preview-beta

  • jhortalejhortale Posts: 7

    Guys, I have a question. I have failed as well on my first try. Does the retake follow the same tasks or new ones?

  • mstepienmstepien Posts: 162

    Hi @jhortale,

    For any exam-related questions please reach out to our Customer Support Team at trainingsupport.linuxfoundation.org.

    Thank you,
    Magda
    The Linux Foundation Training Team

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