When I sat the exam I tried to remember the questions but there was no way I could remember all of the multiple choice answers!
Anyway - that's not the point.
If you get a job on the strength of a certificate that you obtained by misuse of exam 'technique' then what are you going to do everytime your job tests your knowledge?
Ask someone else for the answers?
I am not trying to remember the examination questions like YOU did. I would expect them to be different at every sitting. As stated - I am looking for PREVIOUS examination questions and answers - not for the examination I am going to sit. This is to get a feel of the types of questions to be asked and to prepare myself for the examination.
As for obtaining a job on merit of a certificate - the employer would be rather foolish not to pick out the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate in an interview. Or perhaps the candidate would PHONE A FRIEND - and asks someone else!!!!!
As far as I understand ISEB has a database of questions for the ISEB exams, from which 40 questions are "randomly" selected each time. This means that the same question will appear from time to time on the exams, which in turn means that ISEB will not provide you with any old exams.
However, in all courses I've heard of (several of my friends have attended different ones) the course providers have done their best to prepare the student for the exam by providing exercises and mock tests that resemble the questions in the actual exam.
So, even if the exam is open for anyone without taking the course, I still think it is a good idea, if you feel uncomfortable with the exam situation.
You certainly can take it without attending a course. I think it still costs £100 plus VAT (saves a grand if you don't sit the course!).
You can study yourself for it but take into account the fact that the courses are geared towards the exam so you will have to cover more material to boost your chance.
How long have you been testing for? What books have you read? What training courses have you been on?