Sunday, November 10, 2013

EXAM - Pre-exam Thoughts

This certification has not been out for very long.

There are only about 1000 PCIP's in the world.

A couple things that I'm used to finding for exam prep are not evident with this new certification:

1)  I can't seem to find a clear detailed scope of what material the exam will cover.  I've extracted some objectives from a training class and am assuming that this will be fairly accurate.  Rumor is that you need a 75% passing grade.

2)  Since this is still pretty new, there are not a lot of posts/emails to be found on experiences with the exam.

3)  I have not been able to locate any practice exams or sample questions.  I will try to create some myself within this blog.

4)  I have been seeing cases where expert opinion regarding PCI varies according to who you talk to.  Many items appear to be open to interpretation.  This is not really what you want going into a multiple choice exam.

Not bitchin' / Just sayin'

Minor issues (I hope).  We will forge ahead.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Dan, Please I want to know if you have taken the exam and how did it go,

    Just Curious as I plan to take the exam next week

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    1. No, I haven't taken it yet but plan to finish my application soon.

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    1. No, not yet, but I want to get it scheduled because that's what usually get's me moving ...

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  3. Hi Dan, I am debating whether I should take the exam under 2.0 or wait until 3.0 comes out before the end of the year. Any advise based on what you are hearing?

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    1. Hello Rich,
      My thoughts are to take 2.0.
      That is the material that I have available for study right now, today.
      Version 3.0 will include a number of changes and enhancements and I believe that I'll have to re-learn it all over again.

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  4. Dan, do you plan to take the PCI training?

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    1. No, I don't think so. The cost of all this is considerably higher than most other certs. I don't want to add on another thousand dollars.

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  5. I will sit down for the PCIP exam next month (may 5th). Unfortunately, one thing I have realized is that there is no practice questions at all. So, just like Dan, I created my own set of questions and put together into a .vce file to use in the Exam simulator. It is helping a lot to practice concepts and mainly memorize the requirements. If someone is interested, the link for the .vce download is below. Again, these are my own set of questions so it might contain some mistakes, but I've found it pretty accurate so far.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4eQScgtKMV_eDE4MUFQakdCSGs/edit?usp=sharing

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