How to prepare for the associate web developer exam?

Hi , I am trying to study for the associate web developer exam and I'm trying to figure out how to study for it, which method would guys recommend, study the outsystems documentation or do a exercise ?

Hi José,

While I think doing the exercises will train you on how to be a developer better than the videos, I found that memorising the videos is the most effective way to pass any OutSystems certification exam. The answers are usually direct quotes from training videos.

Good luck on your exam!

Every body has a different way of studying. 

When I did the Associate, I already had 3 months programming OutSystems. 

At the time, the online training were videos (that I hate) I just went through the documentations, and only look to the videos when I had some doubt. 

Also, I did a lot of tests to understand better what I was reading. 

Today videos are better in my opinion. But I still think the documentation is fundamental to better understand the platform. 

Pay attention that the exam requires more than just knowing the platform. You need to know how to use it, how to validate, how to use aggregates and how to use entities characteristics to define a good data model. Logic. Differences in life cycles. Events and how they work, etc. 

Good luck. 

I did the web development course online to prepare (in the Learn section), the OutSystems 10 version was good enough in the sense that it covered almost all subjects you needed to know to comfortably pass the exam and you could get hands on experience with the topics through the exercises, allowing you to understand the subject better. 

I'd advise doing the course appropriate for your version of OutSystems anyway. You can revisit the videos after completing the course to strengthen 'weak spots' in your memory before taking the exam, or make your own summary to study from. 

Good luck! 

Hi Jose,

I studied with official materials of OutSystems and made exercise projects on my local environment of course.
https://www.outsystems.com/learn/courses/115/developing-mobile-apps-outsystems-11/

In my opinion, we can't separate them. I suggest studying the materials also create your own examples.

Hope you'll success!

With best regards,
F.Karatay

Eduardo Jauch wrote:

Every body has a different way of studying. 

When I did the Associate, I already had 3 months programming OutSystems. 

At the time, the online training were videos (that I hate) I just went through the documentations, and only look to the videos when I had some doubt. 

Also, I did a lot of tests to understand better what I was reading. 

Today videos are better in my opinion. But I still think the documentation is fundamental to better understand the platform. 

Pay attention that the exam requires more than just knowing the platform. You need to know how to use it, how to validate, how to use aggregates and how to use entities characteristics to define a good data model. Logic. Differences in life cycles. Events and how they work, etc. 

Good luck. 

You have written that you did a lot of test. Can you please let me know where you have written the test are there any sample test ??



The best way to prepare yourself is to do the whole tutorial carefully, make the final application as much as you can, and you'll find it easy. That's just what I did, and I passed without a problem, and when I took the exam I had no experience in OutSystems.


Cheers,

Nuno Verdasca

Hi, 

When I mentioned 'Tests' I was meaning to test things in my personal environment. :) 

It's important you also check what the platform is generating when scaffolding screens, tables esc..
Most of the time people use this but don't check how it's done.

That's the biggest tip i can give you. Scaffolding is nice, but you need to know how it works and what it does;)

I would suggest that the project you do at the end of the web developer course is crucial. This helps bring together all learnings and ensures you have a good understanding of the key topics ... you could even extend the project to cover the areas you feel you need more practice on. Good Luck!

José Moreira wrote:

Hi , I am trying to study for the associate web developer exam and I'm trying to figure out how to study for it, which method would guys recommend, study the outsystems documentation or do a exercise ?

I am preparing as well. I did the guided path and now I am re-reading all the slides from the guided path. Notice, the slides contain more information than is shown in the videos.

https://www.outsystems.com/learn/courses/114/developing-web-apps-outsystems-11/?LearningPathId=2

Good luck on your preparation! 


Hi,

I passed Associate Web developer 11 exam last month, I just go through the course https://www.outsystems.com/learn/courses/114/developing-web-apps-outsystems-11/.

I think its sufficient for this exam, You just need to go through course 2-3 times and try to figure out the questions hint in given video tutorial. Except this you should complete the given exercise in lesson materials. There will be no question in exam out of this course.

Thanks.