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Attest 2.0 (Flex 3/AIR Certification Practice Exams) Feature Poll

Posted in ACE certification, Adobe Flex, Flex Certification, Flex/AIR with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2009 by devgirl

Since releasing Attest late March, Dave Flatley from PXL Designs, Inc and I have gotten some awesome feedback from the community including how you’re using it, features to add, change etc. We had some ideas of our own as well and decided it might be a good idea to come to the community and take a vote for the most desired features for Attest 2.0. Below is a poll that we came up with to summarize some major features we’re looking at for the next version of Attest. Take a moment and let us know what you think! A quick summary of the options follows. If you have other ideas not listed that you feel are more important, select Other and leave one of us a comment.

  • More Questions! More, tougher questions and exams, all categories – this option is pretty much what it sounds like, MORE, MORE, MORE, questions/answers/feedback. We realize the more questions you get right, the higher your confidence, and the less likely for memorizing the content. We are aware that this is a big one and are already working on more.
  • Learning/Practice Mode – un-timed test with answer and resource links with questions – this one has come up a couple of times… this entails adding a whole new section to Attest that allows you to start from scratch study-wise and learn what you need for the exam without ruining your scores on the testing section from having seen the questions during studying.
  • Community Area – test yourself against the guru’s, submit your own questions, feedback – this might be the most fun option of them all… it entails another new area in Attest that would include a place for the community to submit questions/answers/feedback for review to be added into Attest. And the other neat thing here is the option to see how your test results stacked up against those of well-known Flex/AIR guru’s ;).
  • Web Version – self-explanatory
  • UI enhancements – color changes, progress bar on exams, user interaction changes – ok, so we know Attest isn’t the most beautiful app you’ve ever used, but we do work on this in addition to our day jobs 🙂 and had an interest in getting something out sooner than later versus spend the additional time on the UI. HOWEVER, that being said, we realize there are some things we could change and enhance, and understand the value of User Experience, so vote for this option if you feel strongly about this!

So please take a second and vote! We value your opinions and appreciate your help in making Attest a success!

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Get Flex/AIR Certified! Attest 1.5 mock exam AIR app released – FREE!

Posted in Adobe Flex, Flex, Flex/AIR with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2009 by devgirl

Recently I decided to research getting my Adobe Flex 3/AIR ACE Certification and quickly found there was not a whole lot in the way of test preparation besides using the Adobe LiveDocs and the various books on the subjects. What I really wanted was the ability to take a mock exam and see which areas I might not be as proficient in and need to study further. I stumbled across some software called Attest, developed by Dave Flatley of PXL Designs, Inc that was developed for the Flex 2 ACE exam and inquired about a new version for Flex 3/AIR. Dave let me know he was working on an AIR version for it and I offered to help him work on getting it finished up, released and tested. We have been working feverishly to get the AIR app finished and testing complete, and I’m happy to announce we have released Attest 1.5 Beta today! It is FREE, yes folks, FREE!! for developer use, and I HIGHLY recommend downloading it and using it for your exam preparation, or even just for fun to see how much of a Flex/AIR expert you really are ;).

Keep in mind this is beta, but Dave and I carefully tried to be sure to hit all the different topic areas the test covers, and gladly welcome suggestions and feedback to how we can make it better. We will continue writing questions and adding to it, and with the beauty of AIR, you will get all of our exam updates without lifting a finger after you’ve installed it! There are currently two full exams that mimic the actual exam, as well as three mini-exams. The exams are timed just like the real thing, and we provide a nice bar chart of your results when you’re through to show you how you scored in all the different subject areas. Last but not least, and one of the most useful parts of the app in my opinion, is that we show each answer you selected incorrectly, and provide feedback about the question as well as links to the Adobe LiveDocs pages that explain that particular question further.

So grab Attest here and let us know what you think!