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Just taken and passed the advanced exam on the third attempt.
I really enjoyed the case study questions at the end, as it's good to work with the tool instead of just having an in depth knowledge of the options you can select within the tool (what the first certification exam covers). Although I found at first attempt the spatial tools dominated the case study questions and I don't really use those in my role but it was fun learning them.
For those looking to do the exam, it is a split of 40 x 1 mark questions and 4 x 10 mark questions (where you score either 0 or 10). So to achieve the 80% pass mark it really helps to get all 4 of the 10 mark questions right or otherwise you can't afford to drop many points in the earlier questions.
Thanks for the suggestion on preparing for the exam. I have signed up for the advance certification exam and expect I will need to stretch a little before I pass. I have found the Weekly Challenges to be great for learning many tools.
Thank you for recommending the weekly challenges as a way to prepare for the Advanced Exam. This suggestion proved very helpful, especially when I practiced doing several in a sitting. In the two weeks before the exam I completed 14 challenges. On my best day I completed 4. And yes, I did complete the advanced exam last night.