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Days before the exam...

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Kraven, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Kraven

    Kraven Kilobyte Poster

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    Hey guys,

    What do you guys do during the last few days before your exam? I will usually take lots of practice exams and brush up on the areas where I feel weak. I'm just askin as ive got my 70-290 exam in 3 days.

    Kraven
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    For me by this time, I'd be fairly confident or just fed up with studying, so:

    The 3rd & 2nd day before the exam, using cramming techniques to consolidate all the information you've already studied/learned, as well as doing practice exams. The day before the exam try to relax, by this time nerves are playing up big time. The morning of the exam have a quick read of cram sheets that you've made while studying (but don't "over" read) for a few minutes to 1/2 hour, then relax. Then take the exam :)

    That's me

    -Ken

    p.s. good luck
     
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  4. laup

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    gonna sound weird but i drink lucosade the night before:twisted:
     
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  5. Sparky
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    I go over the practice tests which I have already done just to get me into ‘exam’ mode. The day before the exam I put my photo ID and some money (for the car park) next to the front door just so I don’t forget.

    I never look at my notes on the day of the exam and I always try and get an exam time for 10am. I did the 70-290 at 8:30am though (long story!) :biggrin
     
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  6. laup

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    i agree the 10am time is probably the best, late afternoon are pain cause u spend all morning worrying about it
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    For me the best time at my local Vue testing centre is 9.30hrs (when they open) that way I have the rest of the day without worry :)

    -ken
     
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  8. Kraven

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    My exam is booked for 10:30 and tomorrow is my last day of studying, I'm getting really nervous. :(

    Kraven
     
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  9. Malnomates

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    OHHH!!! the PAIN!

    I'm taking my N+ at 10.00 tomorrow morning...8)

    My advice is not to fret on the day before your exam. As long as you're confident enough to say you know more than is required to pass then you don't need to panic. I've looked over a few details throughout today but I've spent the last eight weeks studying like crazy and to be honest if I don't know it now then let's face it...I don't know it! Certainly have a cram sheet to hand and try to set about half hour before your alloted exam time to briefly look over your cram notes. Above all stop panicking, take a deep breath and BE CONFIDENT.

    Aside form all that you could what I've done and persuade one of our senior staff members to treat you to a vindaloo after passing, right Boyce? :tune
     
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  10. Boycie
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    Nerves are something which will ease when you take more exams.
    Prepare well and go with the attitude that if you pass great, if not you can try again. Statistics show people perform better relaxed.
    I remember when i took the 271 exam, the guy next to me was literally shaking.

    Good luck, may the force of CF be with you. :thumbleft
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Practice exams, usually.
     
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  12. Malnomates

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    lol, the guy next to me on my A+ OS exam had to leave the room briefly, fearing he was going to puke..now THAT is bad nerves..hehehe
     
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  13. Kraven

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    Well guys, Guess what.

    PASSED! :D :D

    Kraven
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Excellent, well done :thumbleft

    What's next?
     
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  15. Kraven

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    Well I'm gonna chill out for a week or 2 from studying then I'm going for the 291.

    Kraven
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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    Well done and congrats:D
     
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  19. nXPLOSi

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    Great stuff, well done :)
     
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