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Thread #91297 Message #1735347
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
08-May-06 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
Subject: RE: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
Agreed, Robin, and that is indeed usualy the best way. But in fairness I should explain the situation with this particular IT exam.
1. At the very outset the instructer on the course told us the course itself was useless if you wanted to pass the exam.
2. The course was to familiarise people with the priciples of the product. It lasted 4 days.
3. After the course the theory is that you then go and install and use the product for 6 months, on a daily basis, to get fully familiar with it prior to becoming certified.
4. To sell and install the product you need to be certified. To get certified you need to sell and install the product. Catch 22 or what?
5 For big IT organisations who have staff dedicated to one product this may well work. For the little guys, like us, the only way to break this cycle is to cheat! I am the only technical consultant in our company. We may sell this product once a year. How much time do you think I should dedicate to it?
No need to apologise for trying to be helpful though. Now, if you were being facetious that would be another matter but surely no-one here would do that. Would they?
Thanks for all other bits of advice.
First try at the sample exam - 76%!