This series presents illustrator Ishikura’s self-study with the goal of obtaining an IT passport. In the 6th time, I practice past problems and write what I felt.
Challenge the problems of the past!
As I wrote in the previous article, this time I really solved the IT passport problems of the past. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to reach the passing grade, but I wanted to know my current ability, so let’s solve the past questions!That’s what I thought. The year I solved it was the latest version of Reiwa’s 4th year, which I tried with the same 120 minute time limit as the actual test.
Result announcement!Before that, I would like to write a little about my impressions of solving the past questions for the first time.
First of all, the number of questions is 100 questions. Solve these 100 questions with a time limit of 120 minutes. You can spend more than 1 minute on each question. When you think about it, it seems like you have a lot of freedom. In terms of areas, there are about 45 technology questions, about 35 strategy questions, and about 20 management questions. Considering that at least 30% must be taken in each field, it seems that there is not much freedom here.
Before solving「What should I do if I don’t understand from the first question…”I was nervous. I thought I understood, but I was worried that my knowledge hadn’t really taken hold.
Also, you cannot pass unless you score at least 30% in each area.「Just because you’re not good at something, you can’t make up for it with scores in other areas.”It was plain weight.
And the problem is”Questions 1 to 35 are strategy questions.”I learned for the first time that it is possible to know in which area the problem you are solving is because of the description. So when solving the problem”Oh, maybe I’m not good in this area.”Now that can be understood. I’m sure most of the people trying to take the exam will actually be solving past exam questions, so I thought it would be really nice to be able to understand my strengths and weaknesses and study with strategies.
It’s an impression I tried to resolve, but it’s an impression I struggled with quite a bit. Having said that, I’m not completely out of my mind, and although there are some things I don’t understand at all, I wonder if I can solve the problem as a whole. That’s how it feels. but,「This is enough to pass! “He didn’t respond that way, so I was quite scared to rate him.
As for the time limit, I managed to finish all the answers about 20 minutes before the end of the exam. It didn’t go as smoothly as it should have, but if you think you can use the remaining 20 minutes to review it, I think it’s a reasonable pace.
In IT Passport, questions are asked from three areas, and if you can get 30% in each area and 60% overall, you will pass.if the punching continues”Uh…”and damage to the heart, or if Maru continues”I can do it unexpectedly!”It was graduation time when I was in niconico and my emotions were not busy.
And the results were… 24 out of 35 questions correct for strategy, 11 out of 19 questions correct for management, and 35 out of 46 questions correct for technology And 70 out of 100 questions were correct , and I was able to safely reach the passing score!Good for you! !
Looking at it this way, I feel that all areas are pretty good. The same percentage of correct answers. However, there is an area where I felt that I may not have had much confidence in this area when I was solving it.
that is,「controlin. In this area, there is an image that there are many English abbreviations,「Which one did you get?”I had a feeling it would, but my prediction was right. So this question is absolutely correct!There weren’t many things I could think of… Also, compared to the other two areas, there were fewer questions, so「If you make a lot of mistakes, you might not even get 30%! “I think there is pressure too. Also, I got the impression they were unexpectedly questioning terms they hadn’t written in Kitami’s style.
However, the fact that the correct answer rate is about the same in all areas means that even if you were not confident, you were able to get the correct answer. In IT Passport, the test is conducted by choosing the correct answer from four options. So, even if you’re asked about a term you don’t know, if you understand what the other options represent, you can answer the question correctly by process of elimination.
That”for what”I think I was able to get the right answer because I understood it in Kitami’s style.
Also, when I was solving the problems, the pictures that appeared in my head came to mind, and there were some cases where I could understand the answers. The unseen parts are explained with illustrations, so you can learn with solid understanding. It reminded me of the conversations between the characters, so I could laugh out loud, and relieve my tension. Understanding the mechanism is different from just memorizing, so it’s encouraging to be able to choose options based on evidence.
Let’s turn our attention to IT on a daily basis
I’m solving a problem“Are you asking me this?!”I was surprised. That’s because I’ve been asked about terms I’ve heard recently. My Number or BYOD. Problems related to teleworking were also asked.
I took a quick look at the questions from other years, and there were questions about big data and crypto assets. IoT and wearable devices. I feel like I started hearing these terms a few years ago. So I was surprised that such a recent term would appear in the exam.
I feel that people who are interested in IT know these words for granted. I wonder if people who watch the news often know. I can’t be good at what I like, but I vaguely thought it would be beneficial for people who like IT to take it, as it is related to IT.
It’s not too late to get interested in IT, so I think I should watch the news properly rather than skim it, and try to gather information myself on the Internet.