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ASQ Quality Engineer Certification: Preparing for the Exam-Time Management
preparation for the certification exam like a project. The exam date is the
project due date. The registration deadline is a major milestone.
is to review statistics and practice problems. Depending on your work and
education background, you might be able to skip this.
practice tests frequently. Time yourself so you have an idea of how quickly you
can move through a test. Although I usually studied alone with no distractions,
I took a couple of tests with family members in the house. This prepared me for distractions
during the actual test.
first started taking these tests, I was discouraged by how slowly I worked
through unfamiliar calculations. My speed improved gradually. I compared
building up my test-taking speed to an athlete training for an event. As you
approach the registration deadline, assess your speed. If you're comfortable
with your progress, sign up and make the commitment to take the exam.
is to review quality engineer principles and solidify your quality engineer
mindset. I used questions from the practice tests to guide this phase of my
weeks before the exam start taking a practice test every other day. This builds
your confidence and speed in tackling calculations. Because you’re rotating the same 4 practice tests, some of your speed
improvement is due to familiarity. You will probably not see any of the exact
questions from practice on the actual exam.
before the exam, give your brain a break. Arrive at the test facility refreshed
and ready to tackle 160 questions.
review, Phase One is to study statistics and familiarize yourself with practice
registering for the exam, Phase Two is a study of more specific quality
engineering principles and building speed by frequent test taking.
Quality Engineering Certification Related Posts:
Study Materials are described in a previous post.
What to expect on exam day.