I was in my second year of Engineering course when I was introduced to Competitive Programming by my friends. In the initial stages I wasn't able to guess where should I start from. This is when I got to know about a algorithmic programming certification by Codechef that goes by the name of CCDSAP (Codechef Certified Data Structures and Algorithms Programme).
But again I wasn't confident enough to appear for this exam. I would like to thank my friends Omkar Prabhu and Aditya Kulkarni who guided me on how I can crack this. So I started preparing for the exam in my vacations and appeared for it in the month of July. For preparing, I solved the problems in the exact order given in the prepare section of CCDSAP exam (Visit Here).
According to me, this exam helped me gain confidence and strong hold in solving algorithmic challenges.