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Finished With Your Exams? What to Learn During Your Break?

Here is a list of some of the popular trainings you might want to do while you enjoy home-cooked food during the vacations

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Prerika Jain, a B.Tech in Computer Science from KIET, Ghaziabad had her semester break and she was keen to learn a new skill; however, she was also desperate to get back home as soon as possible. Quite a conundrum! Wasn’t it? Luckily, she shared this with her senior who recommended her online training. She had qualms but got herself enrolled in an Android training. She had never been acquainted with Java before, but the content of the training suggested that it was perfect for a beginner like her. By the end of the training, she had made Calculator and Notepad apps as assignments. After her college started, she also got an opportunity to test the practical applications of her learning. She created a ‘Mutual Book- Sharing’ app for a contest during her college’s technical fest and within a year, she also created an app, Uddeshya, for the social welfare group of her college. Now, she is planning to pursue a career as an app developer.

Like Prerika, everyone wishes to acquire new skills but more often than not, it becomes a
task to choose the right one. It goes without saying that one must go for the field she is
passionate but to provide you with some guidance here is a list of some of the popular
trainings you might want to do while you enjoy home-cooked food during the vacations.

1. Web Development

This training program will involve working in fields of HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, PHP, and MySQL. It is a perfect training for you to learn how to create a website from scratch. This training will help you understand the UI/UX (user interface and user experience) of a website and with start ups booming than ever, there are myriads of opportunities to hone your skills while earning.

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2. Android
This program will help you learn how to create an android app along with various in-app
features. You will learn XML for front-end development and Kotlin language for back-end
development. This would provide you with the skills to develop an app that will work
seamlessly across different Android devices.

3. Core Java
This training will cover the basic concepts of Java and Object-Oriented Programming such as arrays, methods, and inheritance, polymorphism, classes etc. You will get to learn about Java FX and develop games using the same concepts.

4. Programming with C and C++
This training will help you learn the C++ and C language basics, techniques of integrating
function sets, generic application development and general method of architecture of
business solutions. This will be a perfect guide for you to create software using C++.

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5. AutoCAD
This training will help you understand computer-aided drafting and design using AutoCAD.
The learning from this will help you work on various civil or architectural related projects in
the future.

6. Python
This training covers the essential concepts on the building blocks of Python, object-oriented
programming, the use of SQLite database and development of GUIs for Python applications.

These trainings can be pursued without having any prior experience. The only pre-requisite
is hard work and perseverance and the learning and experience gained from it will help you
in getting a job or an internship.

The break is a great time to utilize the hours to build up your skill-base and garnish your
resume. Even if your inhibitions stop yourself from taking the plunge, have faith and embark on this journey of self-discovery and we’re sure it will a great stepping stone to your career.

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com)

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CBSE Using Digital Technology For Level Playing Field in Exams

The official also debunked reports that the Board is conducting exams early this year due to general election, saying it's "completely wrong" and that early exams have nothing to do with the elections

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been using digital technology to create as much of a level playing field as possible for students who feel unduly penalised by a disproportionately difficult question paper or a stray ambiguous question, a senior official said.

The official said that the Board started using the Theory Evaluation Trend Analysis (TETRA) software – written by its own team – last year for studying the trend of marks being obtained by the students across the regions.

The software displays the live trend of average marks scored across the centres and can be used for moderation of marks in case there’s an unfair degree of ambiguity or difficulty in the question paper.

“We analyse the trend of marks being obtained by students across the regions and centres. Whenever we spot any deviation from the norm, we call up that centre and probe if there were complaints about the question paper,” a senior CBSE official told on condition of anonymity.

“We look for complaints regarding any ambiguity or difficulty in the question paper. A team then sees if and how much moderation is needed to account for these difficulties,” the official added.

Asked about previously instances of some boards spiking marks, the official emphasised that the Board has never happened as it was “unethical” and quite different from moderation, “which is done by boards across the world” and is a just way of compensating students”.

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Another official insisted that moderation is not a matter of policy for the Board and is done only when needed under pressing circumstances. This official likened the software with “CCTV camera” with the help of which the officials oversee the mammoth evaluation execise that the board exams are.

The CBSE had also used the TETRA software last year when it weathered opprobrium from all quarters after the Maths and Economics papers for class 10 and class 12, respectively were leaked.

Board officials saw the trend for both the papers and found that students from class 10 had not benefited from the Maths paper leak because the graph of their scores matched the general trend. Such was not the case with Economics paper, which was reset.

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The Board has since fortified its exam system, the official assured, but refused to divulge the details of the changes brought citing risk of their getting compromised.

The official also debunked reports that the Board is conducting exams early this year due to general election, saying it’s “completely wrong” and that early exams have nothing to do with the elections.

“We are conducting exams a little early this year at the instruction of the Delhi High Court, which had said that the schools results should coincide with the Delhi University admission. To that effect, the results also this year will be announced early in May,” the official said. (IANS)