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StarPhoenix wrote: ["give the number of the button used to refresh the page']
["which of the three discs (650Mb, 4.7Gb, 8.5Gb) is a DVD"]
These are some higher grade questions - you are right to be worried. I'd say put the exam off and spend the next month swatting.

I would be sweating bullets if I had an exam of this calibre coming up.
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jamin_za wrote:
StarPhoenix wrote: ["give the number of the button used to refresh the page']
["which of the three discs (650Mb, 4.7Gb, 8.5Gb) is a DVD"]
These are some higher grade questions - you are right to be worried. I'd say put the exam off and spend the next month swatting.

I would be sweating bullets if I had an exam of this calibre coming up.
Oh noes! Not higher grade! :run4hills:

Maybe I should have, but I would not have thought that you would have had any problem
with the questions that were asked. Just a hunch I have.
Maybe it was better over with as I did yesterday.
I thought that both 4.7 and 8.5Gb discs were DVDs. :oops:
I have another assignment to do now. The second exam is in August.
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StarPhoenix wrote:I would not have thought that you would have had any problem with the questions that were asked
Not sure if serious...
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Jamin lol mate - we all started from somewhere.
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Sojourn wrote:Jamin lol mate - we all started from somewhere.
:lol:
I get that but StarPheonix has a long and illustrious history of underestimating himself and selling himself short.
I understand we all start somewhere, but you should be starting on the ground floor, not the lower basement.
At the risk of sounding like a prick, I think he is wasting his time getting an ICDL or whatever this course is and has the potential to tackle much harder questions than:

Which of these is a DVD
A - hurrr
B - durrr
C - potato

StarPheonix, when you are done with this, what will you study next?
Are you interested in an career in IT?
If so what interests you more - development, systems administration, networking...
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he's more interested in the perks which come with a career in IT... groupies, free booze and good quality espresso...

i say "kudos" to anyone studying while working... it takes focus and sacrifice... as sojourn said - we all started somewhere. it's where we end up that matters....
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rustypup wrote:he's more interested in the perks which come with a career in IT... groupies, free booze and good quality espresso...
I must be in the wrong I.T. business :cry:.

Groupies = Annoying End Users
Free Booze = 0% Alcohol Policy
Espresso = Ricoffy

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SykomantiS wrote:Another thing on multiple choice. It can happen that they use negative marking- in this case marks are deducted for wrong answers. Most uni's don't use this method. but just make sure of that. I do think however they will inform you in the test if they do this.
The problem with negative marking is that in essence you lose 2 points if you get -1 for every wrong answer. If you leave it blank you get 0, so you lose 1 mark for all practical reasons.

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jamin_oz wrote:At the risk of sounding like a prick, I think he is wasting his time getting an ICDL or whatever this course is and has the potential to tackle much harder questions than...
There may have been method to this madness:
The point of this exercise was never to learn End-User Computing as an end in itself, but to determine how I might react to a moderate [compared to what my colleagues have done] study regimen [2hours or so a day on this module]
I thought it better to establish now what is entailed in attempting even one module [and then mutiplying it by 4] than to be so silly as to tackle a number of modules worth of unfamiliar work. [As I did when I left school...]

jamin_oz wrote:StarPheonix, when you are done with this, what will you study next?
Are you interested in an career in IT?
If so what interests you more - development, systems administration, networking...


I have no idea. I'm not certain what I CAN do and should do, [above and beyond what I have been doing for the last 11 years] and don't seem to react well to falling on my face. Experience has taught me that following what one supposes to be one's interests is not always a good idea.
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I just love monkey puzzle questions.

Normally your first answer is the correct one. :D
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Are you interested in an career in IT?
If so what interests you more - development, systems administration, networking...
I hope that I can find it within myself to forgive myself for taking my thread off topic:

What would you say is the best way of finding out what computer-related career options, specifically those with minimal human interaction,
entail? Google?

I may as well read about what is available and see whether there is anything that tickles my fancy more than "administration".
There may be possibilities out there that I do not know of...though they would have to be fairly low-pressure jobs.
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:yay:
I passed UNISA EUP1501 Exam 1

<phew! gasp....gasp...gasp!>

Oh....wait....hang on...shouldn't I be more excited about this?
I feel....indifferent.
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Well Done! Always knew you would pass! ;-)
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indifferent.now. but later when you do the next and the next... something inside you grows, unseen, but its there. Its a kind of satisfaction - not only at the accomplishments... but also at the way it opens your horizons.
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CONGRATULATIONS!! and Celebrations!! :D


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Gratz SP
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I got 88% for my final assignment. The results came three months after I submitted it, which meant that I could not see where the lecturers had failed to appreciate the use of Excel in the real world and thus notify them as to where they had erred. :roll: Unacceptable!

Some of the content in the textbook is a little iffy.

I have started preparing for my final exam, though my heart is not in it. It has become tedious, and I'd rather be learning something new. Like algebra. Or PHP.

I am sorely tempted to wing it. After all, if the sample papers are anything to go by....
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(tho i don't use it for tests and exams, rather for big social events.....)

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They come in little tablets too that you let dissolve under your tongue.

They do nothing for me but help my hubby tremendously. He worries and gets anxious easily. They do help him relax a tiny bit - no drugged side effects
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@SP: gratz on the good score thus far. A word of advice. Don't wing it, ever. Sure it may be easy now, but what happens when you get into the habit and walk right into something that you can't wing...?
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See....If I know that something is difficult, and that I have been struggling to understand it, I am less likely to be blasé about an upcoming exam. Yes, I am still going through my work, but I probably less worried about whether I pass or fail than I have been for any exam.
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Tribble wrote:
A just published "scientific" study conducted by "researchers"
let's analyse this damning evidence at once! the truth has come to light!

Sirkin Creative Living Center == flowerhealing == mystical snake-oil.

hmm...

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com == habit of punting any content going and about as relevant as pea soup is to sun spots, (even less so given the overwhelming evidence that exists for both pea soup and sun-spots).

hmmmm.....

Complementary Health Practice Review == homeopathy smokescreen set up to give snake-oil salesman the appearance of legitimacy... a dumping ground for all those scammers looking to point at an issue and make the claim "we've been published!". no. just no. you can't be "peer reviewed" by "peers" who are as much woo-artists as you are... they're not now, never have been, nor ever will be qualified medical practitioners.

don't know why, but i'm having difficulty buying the interpretation of the output from this "study"... :roll:

rescue remedy is as much a farce as those tinfoil sport bands... don't push the woo and expect to be hugged... :P

i got reminded the other day that discovery health, who will demand to see your rotting corpse before coughing up a single bent cent, are quite happily paying these shysters under the "unlimited" cap... seriously makes me wonder whether the chumps are winning... :|
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What I have learned by taking this course has been not so much computer-related as that there is nothing that is worth the time and effort of worrying about. One does what one can for that which one can control and shrugs off the rest - if it isn't lethal. :P

What, me worry?
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It was a difficult paper, but I passed. With Distinction.

Thank you to all those who supported and encouraged me.
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Grats SP
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congrats SP :D
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