Test scheduled

yattamoyattamo Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
I recently scheduled both tests OS & Core next week 23d and the 24th.

I feel pretty good about the OS part but am having problems trying to remember the I/O addresses for the core and also stuff about icon_sad.gif scsi and raid. icon_confused.gif

any suggestions
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    janmikejanmike Member Posts: 3,076
    Just memorize them. Those things are only a small part of the exam, but one question can make the difference.

    Best of luck.
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    learningITlearningIT Member Posts: 36 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I had trouble memorizing the IRQ's, I/O's too...and had some difficulty recalling them. hehe :) Remember those IRQ's, DMA's, I/O's, and your networking technologies!

    For SCSI and RAID I just read the chapter or sections about them over and over. Then put the diff ones on flash cards --then recalled and checked over and over.

    (by this time you'd have taken the tests?)
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    yattamoyattamo Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well I made a little pattern that helped me remember the irqs an i/os but the ironic thing was I only rember having only one question about this on my linear Core test.

    IRQ      I/Os               Device
    13           000-0FF     MATH PROCESSOR
    2            0A0-0AF    CASCADE LOWER IRQs
    0            040-05F     SYSTEM TIMER
    1            060-06F     KEYBOARD
    8            070-07F     REAL TIME CLOCK
    14           1F0-1F7     PRIMARY CONTROLLER
    15           170-170    SECONDARY CONTOLLER 
    6            3F0-3F7     FLOPPY

    3            2F8-2FF    COM2
     3            2E8-2EF    COM4
     4            3F8-3FF    COM1
     4            3E8-3EF    COM3
    12            238-23F    MOUSE
     5             278-27F    LPT2  OR (220 SOUND)
    10            300-31F    NIC
     7             378-37F    LPT1
    9              OPEN        REDIRECTED IRQ2
    11             OPEN
    I tried to have some kind of order
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    bwolfebwolfe Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I memorized all the DMA channels, IRQs, and I/O Address assignments. But I only ran into one question related to IRQs on my Core Exam and it didn't even ask about specific IRQs, just one of those 'which device uses IRQs?' questions.

    I ran into a LOT of questions related to newer networking stuff including gigabyte ehternet and FIDDI.

    Of course no two exams are alike so your best bet is to know it all!


    ps - I passed the Core and am doing the OS in a few days.
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