Whooo! Hooo!!! This is sooooo fucking retarded. I had some friends take it a couple years back, they came back to work and they where like, 'We have never seen even damned thing on that test. Nothing pertains to what we do.'. So I signed up for it. I have it tomorrow. When I signed up for it I figured I better figure out a way to study for it. I googled and... well... THE GOOGLES DO NOTHING! Seriously. I found NOTHING on computer operator civil service test. Nothing. Well I found one thing. I found this Passbook series of books and they had one book on the subject. I figured anything was better then nothing. Well I got the damned book, and it has a date of 2002 on the cover, that isn't so bad. Like 20% of the questions are on punch card readers and reel to reel tape drives. A TON of questions on those old style IBM drives, where you lift the drive in and out of the unit. There was a reading comprehension question where the article they had me read was predicting what sort of storage media would be around in 1980. Truly fucked up. I can't figure out if I am waisting my time studying from this thing or not. I mean, If I am not waisting my time then it can only mean one of two things: A) the test hasn't been updated in 20 some years B) PA is running on equipment in data centers that needed updating minimally a decade ago. Anyone ever take any of these tests?