We want you to pass the certification exam, so we encourage you to prepare well. An important first step is to plan dates, times and places to study for the exam. If you do not make a study plan, your daily tasks may take over the time you need for study.
To be effective, your plan must fit your needs. Consider your
- schedule: Assess how much of your time is already committed (such as to your job and to your family) and how much you can realistically assign to study. Develop a schedule that builds in daily and weekly study time.
- progress: Regularly check your study plan to make sure you are on schedule and to adjust study time if you need to.
- learning style: For example, consider the time of day when you study more proactively. Also consider whether you learn best by yourself or in a group.
- habits: For example, if you tend to avoid studying, ask a friend or colleague to make sure you stay with it.
- environment: Set aside a workstation where you can keep your study materials and resources at hand.
- weakest areas of HR knowledge: Identify them, plan to study them first, and consider using resources