ISTQB test passed

Dear reader,

Passed the ISTQB foundation level certification test I blogged about earlier with 35/40 points. I found the practice exam we did during the cert course a lot harder than the actual test. Anyways, wuhuu! 🙂

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Back from Frankfurt

Dear reader,

FrankfurtI spent the last week on a work trip in Frankfurt, Germany in which I, along with two other people, trained MOSS 2007 and general web content principles to our Area Office web staff.
The training was far from being free of problems, so I thought I’d post a couple of the issues here for food of thought if your company is going through similar trainings:

  • First of all, make sure your MOSS server has the best CPU on the market and as much memory as possible. Ours clearly didn’t, which resulted in that when 20 people tried to log in and create or edit pages, the server just crashed and had to be rebooted. Note to self: the Microsoft recommendations are not enough.
  • With Japanese keyboard the Telerik RAD editor did not accept any keys in some circumstances.
  • On some occasions the link and image wizard tools in Telerik editor did not work. Initially I thought this was only on an XP + IE 6 combinations, but later on we found that IE 7 had similar problems as well.

Apart from these, the training was succesful and I was particularly glad that I for once had a slot in which to train the very basic web principles. I mean really basic, but absolutely fundamental stuff, such as image size and resolution in web use, search engine optimization with text content, how to use tables, etc. Gladly, after the training, we also had a few hours to spend in Frankfurt city as well.

Back from the ADO.NET & XML course

Dear reader,

Yesterday was the last of the three days I spent studying ADO.NET & XML at FC Sovelto. The subject was interesting but I must say I found the three days in this subject way too little. The teaching was really fast-paced so you had to really be on your toes and pay attention. The most inspiring part for me was everything concerning XML, which perhaps doesn’t surprise people who know me. Ever since I learnt this markup language, I’ve been of the opinion that anything containing those three letters must be absolutely wonderful, perfectly working and cool.

Being three days away from work of course demanded its toll, and yesterday I had to stay awake for a long time answering to all the unread / unanswered work e-mails. Luckily today I’m able to enjoy the weekend.

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