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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    How about this for an evil question. Take a working computer disable it's network connection. Start Internet Explorer (assuming IE is the only availible browser). When error page appears set it as your home page. Reenable network connection.

    Then ask candidates a question like "Teacher reports that the their Internet is not working. Diagnose and fix"

    muhahahahhahahahahahaha

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    I am probably just stating the obvious here and I don't know how often it applies, but during the interview process and testing, I am always so nervous that I cannot concentrate.

    While the tasks above are simple, would they be that simple when you know someone is watching you and whether you get the job or not depends on whether you can fix it or not? I know it sounds silly, but I have screwed up the easiest of tasks before due to nerves.
    I agree, how many times have you been left scratching your head because you forgot to look at the obvious.

    Me and a colleague spent and hour messing with a cisco PIX config until we realised the network cable was unplugged!

    Fortunately this doesn’t happen too often (I wouldn’t have a job) but under pressure in a test situation its difficult to focus on anything.

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    It happens to us all - a few months ago I had a problem with media Player - certain I'd seen something about it on edugeek I did a search and found the solution.

    nothing wrong in that I hear you say - well the author of the solution was me ops:

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    How about this for an evil question. Take a working computer disable it's network connection. Start Internet Explorer (assuming IE is the only availible browser). When error page appears set it as your home page. Reenable network connection.

    Then ask candidates a question like "Teacher reports that the their Internet is not working. Diagnose and fix"

    muhahahahhahahahahahaha
    Walk up to computer press f5, look smug, give exmainer a 'Don't waste my time' look and get the job.

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    Thin slivers of scotch tape and electrical contacts. :twisted:

    Oh and one interview had questions on mainframes for a completely unrelated job.

    [edit: that was an interview I went to, not one I set up]

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    How about this for an evil question. Take a working computer disable it's network connection. Start Internet Explorer (assuming IE is the only availible browser). When error page appears set it as your home page. Reenable network connection.

    Then ask candidates a question like "Teacher reports that the their Internet is not working. Diagnose and fix"

    muhahahahhahahahahahaha

    Does not work tried it. when the connection is reestablished it will come up with the page you were originally after. Would work if you knew the exact address for the error page.

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    You mean
    Code:
    res://c:/windows/system32/shldoc.dll/dnserror.htm

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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    You mean
    Code:
    res://c:/windows/system32/shldoc.dll/dnserror.htm
    Is it just me or does anyone else here get "Cannot find this page" for that link? 8O





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    Re: Am I expecting too much?

    That joke isn't firefox compatible.

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