1. Leroy McKane
    October 3, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I’m definitely an example of waiting too long too take the exam. My mind definitely wasn’t prepared. I had forgotten almost everything I learned. Didn’t get a very good score.


    • Grant Webb
      October 3, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

      Hey there Leroy,

      Thanks for contributing. I understand how you feel. The exam is extremely tough. I think the article says it all. Test takers are waiting too long to either sit for the exam or prepare for it. Between those and life, the exam gets the better of about 50% of test takers so don’t feel bad.

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  2. Bookkeeping
    August 29, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Thanks, this was a very informative post. But can you explain your last point where you say “There are a number of “what ifs” but the fact of the matter is that 50% of test takers are failing.”


    • Grant Webb
      August 31, 2012 @ 10:21 am

      Thanks for the comment bookkeeping,

      To answer your question, the “what ifs” are factors that can also influence a test takers ability to pass the exam. For example, what if a exam candidate doesn’t have an internet connection which would obviously prevent them from going online in search for helpful resources? What if the candidate works two side jobs and only has so much time to devote to preparing to any section of the exam? What if the candidate took the easiest exam first, passed, then determined he/she did not have to study as hard for the next section thinking it will be equally easy/difficult.

      Like I mentioned, there’s a number of “What ifs” but with all those “what ifs” considered, 50% of test takers are still failing which indicates they’re simply not prepared for the exam. Whether they were under prepared, studied on their own, have children to care for, work 3 jobs, etc., the bottom line is that way too many candidates are failing and the “what ifs” are compounding factors in addition to the sheer difficulty of the exam.


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