Actually, the day after I wrote the last post, I managed to fix my old bricked phone. It certainly helps if you read the instructions properly. That’s what we call a picnic error (problem in chair, not in computer).
So, I can use the tool now but I haven’t yet enough courage to try newer firmware on my newer phone.
Also, I took the GCP Associate Cloud Engineer Exam on Friday and passed (at least provisionally). They send you a confirmation in about a week and I guess it would be unusual and somewhat unfair if they changed a provisional pass in to a fail!
The exam itself is 50 multiple choice questions and if you don’t know the answer 100% then it’s relatively easy to eliminate obviously wrong answers and make a good stab at the remaining 2 by carefully reading the question. In fact, careful reading of the question if the most important thing you can do – as important as revising!
My main learning resource was Linux Academy. The lectures and labs were good and their practice exam excellent preparation.
…So it’s a week later and I forgot to post this. On the plus side I can confirm Google confirmed my exam result!