Hi @MxNxPx I can help answer some of your questions.
(disclaimer I work here at Portworx, just want to shine some light to your great questions for others)
- Is completion of the udemy courses sufficient preparation for the exam?
The exam is based on the PCA Training on Udemy. Therefore, the exam does not have any surprise questions that were not available in the training, labs and links used for the course. Though it would be a good idea to continue to try portworx beyond the labs. We also recommend you take the free Portworx Fundamentals course. https://www.udemy.com/course/portworx-fundamentals/
The exam is Multiple Choice Questions.
- Can it be taken remotely?
Yes, only remotely actually.
- Is documentation access allowed during the exam?
Yes, however there is a time limit and you will get about 45 seconds per question.This time limit is based on online exam standards which shows it is enough time for students who know the material. So if you can answer a few of the questions quickly, in theory this will give you time quickly lookup something. Though, time limits are to ensure students taking the exam are familiar with content and do not lookup most answers.
- Will the format be hands-on like the CKA or multiple choice or a mixture?
NOT hands on. Only multiple choice.
- How many questions are to be completed and it difficult to answer them all in the time alloted?
There are 155 questions and a 2 hour time limit. 74% is a minimum passing grade. This should be sufficient time to answer questions, however i’ll let others comment on their experience.
- What was the turnaround time to receive the results to know whether you passed?
Immediately. If you pass, you will receive your certificate the same day.
- Now that you have gone through the process, are there any general preparation tips?
I’ll let others comment. However, we recommend at least the Fundamentals course and PCA course. Beyond that, hands on is the best preparation, and you can get try other scenarios here as well https://www.katacoda.com/portworx