# Some numbers for you...

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by =?Utf-8?B?U2Vhbg==?=, Nov 23, 2005.

1. ### =?Utf-8?B?U2Vhbg==?=Guest

1 MCAD/MCSD exam is worth about 1.77 college classes of study or 5.31 college
credits.

Sample size: 1 (me)

For the past two years I have been recording the time I spend on school work.
(school work time includes home study, time in class as well as partial
drive time because I originally wanted to compare amount of time "dealing
with school" if I decided to start working).

During that time I also recorded my MCAD study time which is complete. So
the comparison is what I have illustrated above.

Now in my college I have to state of few things to get a better idea of this
1. Most class time is a pure waste because they lecture to the slowest in
the class it seems to me (which sometimes involves the actual teacher as
well). Although I have some online classes and classes where attendance is
not required in that mix which kind of neutralizes it.
2. The college is big on â€œdoingâ€ so one learns less but learns less very
well which I agree 100% has value I am just illustrating that itâ€™s different
then MCAD which is pure face in books.
3. I was a straight A student and yet barely passed my MCAD tests (newbie to
programming).

So basically in pure metal energy itâ€™s most likely more like 1 cert test = 2
college classes.

=?Utf-8?B?U2Vhbg==?=, Nov 23, 2005

2. ### =?Utf-8?B?U2Vhbg==?=Guest

After factoring out drive time recorded it comes to 1.9 classes per test.

I wouldnt factor out time wasted in class becuase about 1/2 of my classes
were online or attendence was not required and some in class time was not a
complete waste so its not fair to factor that time out.

Fair to say on average its is how I "felt" it was.

1 exam = 2 college classes of study.

=?Utf-8?B?U2Vhbg==?=, Nov 23, 2005