Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
I just failed my certification exam, so now what? Here’s some questions to answer that will guide your path.
Do I have the option of quitting now and not getting the certification?
What is the first thing that comes to mind about taking the exam?
What can I do differently to ensure success on the next attempt?
In my case, I can’t quit. The certification exam is the comprehensive exam for my MBA. The first thing that comes to mind about the test is that I didn’t have a business calculator. To ensure success on the next attempt I’ve bought one of the approved calculators and will learn how to use it. I failed by two (2) questions and am confident the calculator will make the difference. During the exam I worked questions backwards from the answers given to rule out illogical answers. If I had the calculator I would have determined the answer directly.
If you haven’t taken your exam yet you can try my technique of creating “insurance” in case of failure. As soon as I return to my vehicle I have a notepad and pencil ready to take notes on all the exam content. Once I’ve “downloaded” all I can remember I continue with my day and try not to think about the results until they arrive.
Good luck on your next exam and if you ever need a study partner you know where to find me, right here in the pit!
If you enjoyed this post and want to see further insights on People in IT
please subscribe to the RSS Feed using the link below.