toddy08MemberJuly 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm #165601
I;ve just failed one of my Microsoft certs and am struggling to get motivated to start studying again and put in some hard graft. I was wondering how do you guys get over an exam failure and motivate yourselves to start revising for a re-take?
JeremyWModeratorJuly 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm #271309
When I’ve failed exams I would get myself a treat and take a day or two before getting back into things. Then I would drill down on the problem areas pointed out from the report.July 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm #190790
Similar – its “just” an exam – not earth shattering….
I would also, as soon as possible after the exam, jot down a list of questions (not that the next one may be the same!)July 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm #387087
Thanks guys :)
When I came out of the exam I jotted a few things down that I thought I struggled on, as well as looking at the exam report they give you – It seems like one of the objectives in particular. Luckily I’ve managed to rebook it with a free second shot so at least I’ll not have to fork out another £99 for the next one.
uk_networkMemberJuly 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm #307985
I’d take a break for a while and drink a lot of beer.July 29, 2015 at 6:39 am #213947
Firstly, you DIDN’T fail; you just didn’t pass. The only way you can fail is to not do it in the first place. Look at the areas you were weak in and do some practice and study. The good thing is you should look for Second Shot so it doesn’t cost you anything. FREE is always good.
wullieb1ModeratorJuly 30, 2015 at 2:27 am #245277
We’ve all done it at some point, anyone else remember 70-216 from the 200 series of exams? I failed that twice in succession.
Take a few days off and then move on and smash it next time.July 30, 2015 at 10:56 am #387088
Thanks everyone! I’ve just rebooked it with second shot so going to sit down tonight and analyse all of the exam objectives and the points they print out for you after the exam. It’s the first one I’ve failed so it put me in a bit of a downer…July 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm #213950
Correction, it is the first one you haven’t PASSED! Please be sure to let us know how you get on. As a matter of interest, what was the Cert number that you didn’t pass?August 2, 2015 at 4:31 am #387089
It was the 70-688 exam – Got a score of 593 so need to read back through the book I got!September 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm #387090
Just to let you know that I passed the exam on the second shot! Thanks for all your advice and support :)September 16, 2015 at 6:19 am #214008
WELL DONE toddy!!! :beer: :beer: Thanks also for posting back and letting us know. How did you find the exam second time round?
wullieb1ModeratorSeptember 17, 2015 at 5:21 pm #245307
See nice and easy when you know what to expect, and free :)
WheelinITMemberSeptember 30, 2016 at 4:35 am #391519
That’s Cool.. When I feel down, I will recall 3 Magical Words, It is Improvise Adapt and Overcome :)September 30, 2016 at 11:45 am #214143Quote:Improvise Adapt and Overcome
Damn, I am sure Clint Eastwood said that in some movie where he played a US marine. Plagiarism…….DISGUSTING!! :razz:
[Edit] It took a few weeks but the movie was Heartbreak Ridge. Yeah me for remembering. :mrgreen:
[email protected]MemberApril 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm #391770
Your question is about motivating yourself to study. I’m assuming you want to pass the course with a good grade.
Unless you are already an expert in the field, you will need to acquire knowledge, and studying is the most reasonable option. The natural consequence of studying is that you acquire and retain the knowledge.
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