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TOPIC: Passed the ACP first time :)

Passed the ACP first time :) 4 years 9 months ago #18657

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After the first few questions I panicked and thought there was no way I was going to pass, they were ambiguously worded or had very similar answer options. Only had 4 mins left on the timer and gave myself less than 50/50 but passed with above target in all areas!

I used the Head First Agile book which i completed cover to cover in about 10 weeks plus re-reading some sections. I recommend it, it aims for you to understand the topics and has lots of activities and puzzles to drive the info in the brain.
I listened to most of the prepcasts starting about a month ago but I underestimated how many episodes there are and didnt get through them all.

The Exam Simulator was invaluable and made all the difference. I spent 11 hours and 14 minutes on it in total.
The first exam i got 61% then 70%, 68% and 78% so i wasn't fully confident.
The questions mostly matched the real exam, although i found the real exam less clear.
I used the learning quizzes to back on questions i answered incorrectly multiple times and made lots of notes.
In the last two mock exams i made a note of which answers i changed after going back to marked questions. On both exams i changed correct to incorrect answers more often than incorrect to correct so i decided on the real exam to only change if i was certain.

The test centre in Sydney was tatty and noisy so thanks for the tip on the prepcast to take earplugs! There were NC headphones there.

Good luck everyone!
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