Gold Test

Am working my way through the Gold certification test… is it just me or are the troubleshooting section questions very difficult? Says to allow 2 hours, I spent 90 mins on 4 questions and only have an inclining for one…

For the second section, for the SQL file to be attached; does this have to have code which creates the schemas, tables, default values etc? (Similar to the file included with the demo project). Or is it sufficient to create the tables and let the project populate them?

Thanks in advance

I don’t remember how long I specifically took on the troubleshooting section, but it’s definitely an involved thing. Troubleshooting is one of those things that, if you guess correctly the first time, it’ll be quick, but you can absolutely spend a bunch of time on valid ideas that turn out to not be the problem. Especially on other people’s creations.

For mine, I included a mysqldump of the database as it stood at the end of my integration prompt. In other words, enough data for the person grading the test to recreate my gateway.