C++ AP Test

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    C++ AP Test

    Has anyone taken the AP test for C++? I think I'm going to take the AB course, does anyone have any advice? How much do I need to know? I know up to about classes and arrays. Thanks in advance.

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    I may be incorrect but i beleive the AP test is no longer C++ based, but Java? Dunno my CS teacher is a moron and mentioned something like that....

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    If you are taking AP now, then it is C++. RoD, you are correct, except it takes effect next year.

    I recommend taking AB, since A is not easier than AB. AB covers more info, while A covers less info, just less extensively.

    edit: sorry meant to say A covers less info more extensively. same length test...
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    Thanks for the info alpha.

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    I took the AP C++ exam (AB level) last year. It was extremely simple, don't worry about it. I can only imagine what was on the A exam (probably things like "write an expression that multiplies two ints" ).

    You should understand templating and a little bit of inheritance, but not more than that. It didn't have ANY examples with polymorphism or multiple inheritance or anything remotely complex on it. My school won't even accept AP Computer Science credit because the poor AP test. The college board needs a kick in the ass for that one.
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    It was easier when I took the APCS exam in Pascal some many years ago.

    APCS is now Java.

    As a college instructor, I can give you a couple of reasons why some schools will not take AP credit:

    1. Not the true subset of C++ language. For the APCS exam the test. A lot of made up classes such as apstring apmatrix are used and some colleges feel the students are not really learning the core of the language. (This will be the same I feel with Java.)

    2. Changes of languages at first year schools. Most universitie what there CS students to learn Java or C++ (primary languages) from there univ/college. C# is also going to play a role in the future as well.
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