How to Prepare for the RISC-V Exam?
Preparing for the RISC-V Foundational Associate Exam (RVFA) certification exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the RISC-V Foundational Associate (RVFA) Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).
I have curated a list of articles from the Internet for each objective of the RVFA exam. I hope this article will help you to achieve the RISC-V Foundational Associate (RVFA) Certification. Also, please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.
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RISC-V Overview 10%
History of RISC-V: The Free and Open ISA
Contribute to RISC-V
RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture 35%
RV32I and RV64I
Understand Instruction Formats: branching, accessing memory, and accessing data structures
Understand the modularity of RISC-V as an ISA: core ratified (M, C, F, D, A) and other extensions
Understand Privilege Modes, system calls, CSRs, exceptions, and interrupt handling
Understand memory model, cache management, and virtual memory management
Assembly Language for RISC-V 25%
Understand RISC-V specific assembly language syntax and features, including CSR access
Write and debug RISC-V assembly code
Assess the performance of assembly code
Convert high-level code to assembly code
High-Level Languages for RISC-V: C Programming 15%
Understand RISC-V tools including compilers, debuggers, simulators, performance tools, OSes, and SDKs
Understand calling conventions (ABIs), the stack, and disassembly
Understand inline assembly
RISC-V Operating Systems & Tools 15%
Fundamentals of Operating Systems including implementing basic OS functionality in RISC-V ASM
Understanding the basic use and functionality of firmware for RISC-V platforms
Understanding microcontrollers versus application processors
Running RISC-V Applications in a General Purpose OS
This brings us to the end of the RISC-V Foundational Associate (RVFA) study guide.
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