The phrase brain dump
refers to these things:
1) Generally, the transfer of a large quantity of information from one person to another or to a piece of paper can be referred to as a 'brain dump'.
2) In slang, it can describe a hurried explanation of a system, job, skillset, or other software engineering subject.
3) In computing, the phrase describes the taking of a snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for transfer or archiving purposes. Thus, the copying of any dataset might be called a 'brain dump' if its contents could be colloquially referred to as a 'brain'.
4) In the IT industry, a 'brain dump', usually spelled as a compound word braindump
, refers to material that has been memorized, from an IT certification and re-created to provide an almost exact replica of the exam.
In certification exams
The phrase "brain dump" refers to confidential information relating to examination
which is obtained by examinees who memorize, then "dump" (record) the information after the examination. Brain dumps are also referenced to collections of exam items that have been stolen from high-stakes certification exams
. Brain dumps are most commonly found amongst IT certification exams mainly because the exams are expensive and difficult to... Read More