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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by reddevil12, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. reddevil12

    reddevil12 Megabyte Poster

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    I was wondering if anybody has heard of Testking or has used them
    If so are they any good
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    They are a braindump and they are the biggest twats in the universe. If you value your IT career do not use them.
     
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  3. Rob1234

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    Dont want to say anything just wanted to repeat the above!
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    To be fair, Last we heard MS had confirmed that TK had complied with their settlement to remove BD material from the MS products. Admittedly that was a few years ago, but I have not heard anything since then to indicate anything different.

    That, of course, says nothing to the other vendor materials, nor the quality of the materials.

    I'm not saying you are wrong (or right) to direct people away - I have no opinion on them formed from personal experience. I'm simply providing as accurate information as I can.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    If you remember a while ago I posted that I had found some braindumps on a collegues computer for her N+ exam. They had been downloaded recently and they were all from TK. I looked through it and found from what I could see that 90% of the questions in one particular part of the PDF were all questions I got when I did my N+.

    Certguard still have them listed as a braindump also.
     
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    I think what greenbrucelee is trying to say is that they're unethical from the point of view that you'll be given actual test questions with their answers, by using this method, there's a potential that you won't learn your stuff and the exam qualification you get by using their software may be a hollow shell, and not worth the paper it's printed on. Those that have studied and already know their stuff won't need a braindump.

    Perhaps worse, if people gain the qualification by using this method, they put the reputation of everyone else at risk, that has the same qualification, if the qualified worker doesn't know his stuff.

    A qualification is there to show that a person has studied and knows their stuff. Using testking simply shows that you can memorise the test questions and the answers to them.

    Cheers

    T>
     
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    Again, I'm only pointing out the information regarding MS certifications, based on knowledge obtained previously. I also clearly stated that I was only talking about MS materials, nothing more.
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    No problem. It could be that they are conforming to MS and being legit whilst still braindumping compTIA exams but somehow I doubt it. I would stay away just to be sure.
     
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    Good point Fergal but personally if they aren't bothered about using actual answers in the past, I'd still class them as unethical and worry about getting my money back if I had too or them blanking any queries I had post payment. Sorry thats if they have cleaned their act up.
     
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  10. reddevil12

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    Cheers for replies guys I think I'll give them a miss :D
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    After they "stopped using MS's material", it was discovered that they were stealing Transcender's material. Supposedly, Transcender put a stop to that. I have no idea who TK is stealing from now... but if they had anyone who could write a legit practice exam, they'd be writing them by now. But... they don't. Avoid like the plague.

    For what it's worth, last I checked, they're still braindumping Cisco and CompTIA. So they'll always be considered braindumpers in my book.
     
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    For Reference: http://www.certguard.com/ - a first port of call to then go one from for investigations.

    Well, my experience is that someone else on here linked it and it showed up a few legits/fakes - no idea if it is that good/detailed a site but worth a look.
     
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