In this article, I am sharing the tips I used that helped me to pass Microsoft certification exams. I can assure you that the tips I am sharing here really work but you must practice and apply them effectively to get good results in your exam.
Over the past few years, I have taken multiple Microsoft certification exams and I have done well on them. I cannot say I am an expert, but the approach I have been using has been helpful to me and that’s why I have decided to share it with my readers. While I am not persuading you to follow the same approach, you still must have an approach because taking the exam without any strategy makes your chances of failing high.
Prepaway administers certification in database applications, app development, server, and more. Getting certified through the Microsoft Certification Program demonstrates your capability in various IT roles and can lead to plenty of other personal and work-related benefits. In fact, if you become Microsoft certified, you increase your employability level.
So, here are some tips I want to share with you today:
- Know the Unknown
Let me be honest with you –Microsoft certification exams are not easy. The exams include some questions that even people with plenty of years of experience may find it hard to answer. The questions are also tricky, and you can get confused. To be on the safe side, you must find a way to know what questions or topics to expect on the exam. But how do you find it out?
Frankly speaking, this is the hardest thing. Even after studying everything concerning the exam, I came across questions that I had never seen on all the materials. But don’t fret because I have some good news for you. And the good news is that there is a place you can rely on to find topics to expect on an exam. The Prepaway official website is where you can find all the vital info about exam topics.
This was my favorite place I used to check whenever I had a certification exam. Having read from this page, you can have an idea of what to study. Well, you will likely encounter some questions related to the topics that are not listed on this page, but you will have higher chances of passing the exam.
- Have a Proper Study Plan
If a construction project can’t start without a proper plan, who are you to get into an exam room without a proper strategy? You should be well prepared, unless you want to fail, of course.
When preparing for your Prepaway certification exam, you should have a solid study plan.In fact, to increase chances of success in your Microsoft test, you should follow your study plan precisely.
- Use Good Study Materials
You must ensure to find good materials to study. Thankfully, you can use the Microsoft Official Curriculum content that is written by professionals in the field and is designed in line with the objectives of the exam.
Well, you will not get the questions directly from the course content but you will get an idea of what questions to expect. Sometimes candidates forget a concept that they have learned only to find it tested in the exam. I advise you to have a list of concepts which will act as your guide to the content.
If you are not able to take a Microsoft official course (which I highly recommend), you can use books as your study guides.You can get genuine study guides from major publishers like MS Press, Sams and more. However, when you decide to use materials from third parties, ensure they come from reliable sources.
- Write Down Every Technical Detail You Come Across
I am not sure if it’s my weakness but I am used to taking down notes on every new term and detail I see while studying for an exam.You can use a pen and a paper and you can use OneNote to take notes. You can come across any term during the exam.
Well, not all the terms I wrote downappeared on the Microsoft exams I have taken, but I was lucky to remember a lot of things that showed up.Thus, I could remember the answers from the notes I had prepared, so consider taking notes while studying.The good thing about taking notes is that the information tends to stick in your short-term memory.
Theory will help you in your preparations forMicrosoft certification exams but practice is very important as well. Get Microsoft practice questions and mock tests, try to answer as many sample exams as you canand do practical training.
Sample questions will give you a clear idea of the Microsoft exam model. You will also understand how to manage your time properly during the exam. Poor time management has been seen as the cause for most student failures during an exam.
- Now, Relax!
Having told you how hard Microsoft certification exams are, here I am telling you to relax!
Well, had I told you it’s easy to pass the exam, you wouldn’t have reached this far reading the article. However, I had to do it to prepare you for the challenge and to increase your chances of clearing the testat your first attempt.
During the exam, you need to keep in mind these things:
When you miss a few questions, it’s just fine. It’s understandable; you will not get answers to all the questions in the exam. That’s very much okay unless you are a genius. You will not regret having spent ample time in the preparation for the exam even if you have missed some questions.
If you don’t understand a question don’t kill yourself. I started by telling you that Microsoft certification exams are not easy to tackle. Some questions are so tough that even professionals with years of experience will not understand what they mean. Don’t lethard questions prevent you from tackling the next ones.
Certification exams are hard, but I managed to pass, if I can do it, you can do it too.I hope these tips will help you achieve success in your Microsoft exams.