Friday, December 12, 2008

NIBE course - Algemeen Opleiding Bankbedrijf (AOB)

I recently passed this exam. That is about all you can say for this course. It is a massive content oriented course that focuses on testing the student on very small facts buried deep in the material, not on the students understanding of the material. I won't even get started on the exam style or format. Let's just say that if I had setup exams for my students (I have taught several courses at the Radboud University Nijmegen) like it is for this course, my days of teaching would have lasted up until the exam commission stopped by for a review.

Anyway, there is a positive point to all of this. I don't want to make this experience any more painful for the next person that is required to take this exam (it is compulsory for all Dutch bank employees), so I am providing you with my summary that will save you time while preparing. I can't promise how long it will be valid as the course updates the material from time to time, but it is better than nothing: