This handout was created for a study session held at OSC recently. Please be sure to let me know if you discover any issues so they can be corrected for others! Note that flowcharts were previously on the G23 exam but not the higher grade level exams.
If you are working on CSEA booklet 3, I have just written out a detailed answer sheet for page 14 (questions 33-36) to share. Try those questions and maybe this sheet will help you identify common errors.
The Project Management post has been updated with new information, including:
- a PDF of the NYS Management’s Guide to Project Success
- a smaller PDF of just the diagrams from MGtPS
- an additional slide deck, courtesy of the wonderful Takeisha Barboza
PEF Study Groups:
With the assistance of Bill Moonan, PEF Statewide IT Committee Chairman, PEF has arranged two IT study workgroups for our members that have recently applied to take the exam (s). The study groups will take place at the PEF office in Latham, NY and will be limited to “first come-first serve”, due to the venue size. In collaboration with CSEA, PEF has purchased a limited number of examination preparation books, which will be available during these study groups. These sessions will be two-hours in length and you will be able to utilize these manuals with co-workers amongst yourselves. PEF staff will be available to help with basic test-taking tips. There is one (1) Sunday option for those that need time to travel from other areas of the State.
- Friday September 22, 2017 (6-8 pm) PEF HQ RSVP here
- Sunday September 24, 2017 (9-11 am) PEF HQ RSVP here
Sarah Lauser IT Exam Training Classes:
This is a larger venue, but space is still limited. There is one (1) Sunday option for those that need time to travel from other areas of the State.
- Monday September 18, 2017 (6-9 pm) Zaloga Post RSVP here
- Tuesday September 26, 2017 (6-9 pm) Zaloga Post RSVP here
- Sunday October 1, 2017 (1-4 pm) Zaloga Post RSVP here
PEF is currently working to provide additional resources and you will be notified as soon as that becomes possible as long as you are signed up for “PEF on the Move” emails. You can sign up for those emails here.
PEF Region 8 (Capital Region) is planning three training sessions. The plan right now is to have the same material at all three sessions so more people will be able to attend. If you would like to be notified when registration is available, email Andrea Coton at the PEF Region 8 field office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also look at resources related to Pseudocode for this topic. Even though Pseudocode problems are no longer on the exams, the same study skills and logic will apply to problems presented in Flowchart format.
This topic is also known as Understanding and Interpreting Tabular Material.
Sorry, but I don’t know where the supporting materials are at the moment. If someone has them, please post them as a comment! I’ll be able to look more for them after 9/8.
NYS Department of Civil Service provides a very limited set of sample questions on their website at https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/statetestguides.cfm
You will have to poke around to find the appropriate topics, as the documents are prepared to assist with specific title series.
At some point I made a comprehensive document, but there may be more available at this point and I won’t have time to update it. Here is what I do have: