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ClimberHere we sit on Dec. 24, 2012, and if your test preparation plan involved waiting for the world to end on Dec. 21, you had better go to “plan B.”  I really did get a big kick out of hearing what some of the doomsday prognosticators had to say concerning the supposed end of time according to the Mayan long-count calendar.  Whatever it was that was going to wipe out the Earth on the winter solstice just didn’t show up.  Now I’m not saying that a rouge planet couldn’t strike Earth and cause some serious mayhem, but you had better not count on it happening this century.

Sarcasm aside, it really is time to be getting ready for what may be the most important exam of your student life.  The registration and payment dates are all in the past, and it’s time to get with Prometric to reserve your seat.  If you read this at some future date, make sure you have gotten all of the required steps completed well ahead of the test date deadline.

Practice, practice, practice.  You don’t need to necessarily memorize every bit of trivial information, but become very, very familiar with the types of questions that will be asked of you on the exam.  They are multiple choice, but I noticed very quickly while I was taking the test that there were often 2 correct answer options, and I had to choose the MOST correct.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that none of the questions are True/False or have the options of “all of the above” or “none of the above.”

If you haven’t chosen a study system yet, I would highly recommend comparing them all quickly to find what fits your style best.  My personal favorite is Scorebuilders, especially because they have a great mobile app with many sample questions.  Whatever style you choose, get with it!  You can do this!

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