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ITEC exams can be very difficult so it is vital that you have relevant multiple choice questions similar to what you would get on the ITEC exam papers.

In all ITEC theory exams, you receive an exam paper with 50 multiple choice questions. Each question has four possible answers and you must choose only one answer.

The pass rate for ITEC exams is 60% which is quite high. As a result there isn't much room for error, you need to be confident when going in to sit your ITEC exams.

The best way to study for your exams is to have a large test bank of appropriate revision multiple choice questions. Depending on what subject you are learning, take a number of questions every day and learn these. I would recommend taking 20-30 questions and write them out on a sheet of paper or some record cards.

I find using the record cards are the best way to learn because you can bring them with you if you are out during the day, so for e.g. you can learn them during your commute to and from work.

If you are going to follow this method, you need to always test yourself every week. Don't miss a week, consistency is the most important thing. After each chapter you learn, give yourself a little test. Write out your exam or better still, type it out. Close your books, sit down and answer all the questions. When you are finished, mark the paper and give yourself a percentage. This will enable you to see how strong you are at that particular subject and whether you need more study.

Source by Georgina Ryan

For more than ten years, instructor Pamela Biffle CPC, CPC-I, CHCC, CHCO has been preparing folks to pass the Certified Professional Coder exam, so we were thrilled when she agreed to share some of her sage advice with us.

Think Like a Teacher

Biffle teaches coders who are fresh out of college classrooms, as well as coders with lots of on-the-job experience who want to boost their careers with a CPC. And despite their inexperience, coders right out of college classes have an initial edge when it comes to the exam, she reports.

That's because folks who've been in school recently have learned to "think like teachers" because their success in class has been tied to how well they can predict the kinds of things their instructors will put on quizzes and exams. But experienced coders - who are more used to the real world - can develop an edge of their own if they spend some time developing CPC exam skills, says Biffle, who devotes most of the classes she teaches for Coding Cert to test taking.

Biffle advises experienced coders to forget the idiosyncratic guidelines from carriers while taking the exam. To answer the CPC questions correctly, you must rely on the official guidelines in your ICD-9 and CPT manuals, and some coders who've been dealing with carriers a lot aren't as familiar with the official guidelines as they need to be to pass the exam.

Can you answer this sample CPC exam question?

When teachers are writing multiple choice exams, they often like to include a choice that's really wrong (a gimme), a choice that's wrong, and a couple choices that are plausible, Biffle explains. And the folks who write the CPC think like teachers too. You can save yourself time during the exam if you eliminate the "wrong, wrong, dead wrong choices right away," she says. As you choose among the more plausible answers, it helps to consider what coding principle the question is trying to test you on.

Let's look at how this works with this simple CPC exam sample question.

Provide the correct ICD-9-CM code for choledocholithiasis with obstruction.

A. 574.50

B. 574.51

C. 574.91

D. 574.90

The correct answer is B. To understand how to get through a question like this quickly, let's turn to the 574.xx section of our ICD-9 manual.

If we look at the pink box under 574 (Cholelithiasis), we read that we use the 5th digit 0 for "without mention of obstruction" and the 5th digit 1 for "with obstruction." Because the question mentions "with obstruction," we immediately have two "wrong, wrong, dead wrong" answers - Answers A and D, which have the 5th digit 0.

A lot of CPC exam questions are trying to get you to look at details in the coding scenario to choose properly among codes. Unlike some doctors' documentation (which can be vague, as seasoned coders know), the exam questions tell you what you need to know to select the right code.

Source by Erin Masercola

"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The exam format of Continual Service Improvement stands different from the ITIL Foundation, in that it has eight questions, in the form of scenario based and multi-choice answers. The total marks you can obtain is forty, as every question carries five marks, but the least score you need to pass is 28, Ie 70 percent. For the perfect answer, you are awarded five marks; for partly right answers, you are rewarded three points, for the least correct- you are given only one point and the last, no points for the detractor.

For some, scenario-based questions are a complex challenge. The very idea of ​​understanding the sentences often turns into a spectacle of doubts, questions where their own knowledge gets deceived by the lack of confidence and the exam turns into a failure. In similar cases, just trying to put your score benefit the passing line. Understanding the basics, however, can take you to the succeeding line.

To turn the negative into positive, many training methods conduct mock tests so that you can get an 'inside-feel' of a similar exam atmosphere that can propel you to give the best during the examination. The intensive training laid down by the trainers assists in transforming you from a normal ITIL foundation level professional to a person who is well equipped to handle the reins of any project.


You can avail of the services of a non-programmable calculator (bringing them yourself) in case of paper based examinations. In case of the online exam, you can use an on-screen calculator. No other devices, mobiles or calculator is allowed during the duration of the exam. The duration of the exam is ninety minutes on both occasions (paper and online) and for the paper based, it will be a closed book session exam.

In case of answering in a language other than English, you are given a time of 120 minutes, and can even make use of the dictionary.

Retaking Exams

You have read the content, prepared yourself and then appeared for the exam. However, due to some unexplained reasons, you did not attain the desired score. No issues. You can appear for a re-exam and your training institute may give information on the areas you performed below par. Revision of these areas, along with getting the doubts clarified and you can reappear for the exam by just paying the required fees.

Whether you opt for an online exam from the comfort of location or you plan to visit an Exam Center, the duration of the exam will be ninety minutes.

Source by Sathya Narayana

Failing a checkride sucks. I've been there. Once. It was the oral exam for my instrument checkride. I thought I was ready. The Examiner thought otherwise.

After that, I never busted another one. Why? Because I made damn sure I was ready for each one after that. I hate failing at anything and that one failure still haunts me to this day. I know, I know, I need to learn to let things go...

Since becoming a Flight Instructor, I've seen a lot of checkrides go well and a few go REALLY bad. I've also had the opportunity to get to know a few of the Designated Pilot Examiners in my area. And because of this, I've learned a few things about why most checkride failures happen.

But before we get to those reasons, you need to know that the DPE isn't a horrible person, who's only goal in life is to fail you. He or She actually wants you to pass! Their job is to make sure that you are a safe and proficient pilot.

That's what the checkride is all about!

So here are some of the most common reasons for busting the oral exam:

The Oral Examination

Look, you either know your stuff or you don't. Hopefully your CFI has prepared you well and you've done your homework. But here's a few points to keep in mind.

  • A good oral examination usually sets the stage for a good flight examination. That's usually the case, but not always. If the examiner sees that you know your stuff on the ground, he or she is sometimes a little more lenient during the flight part.

  • NERVES. Everyone has them, including you. If this is your first oral exam, it's understandable because you don't know what to expect. Usually after meeting your examiner, He or She will do their best to make you feel comfortable and hopefully you'll settle down a bit. Point being: Calm the hell down.

  • If you don't know the answer to a question, never say "I don't know." Don't be afraid to look something up if you need to. Just don't be sitting there looking like an idiot, as you frantically look through 3 different books for the answer. Know your books inside and out and know exactly where to find the information you need.

  • Current charts, AF/D, Weather, etc... You would be amazed at how many people show up for their checkride and have their cross-country flight plan ready to show the examiner and it's based on expired charts or weather that is 3 days old. Nothing says "I'm an idiot" like doing this.

  • There are some things that just have to be memorized like-Airspace, V-speeds, etc.. Just do your best to memorize as much as you can.

  • And finally, NEVER, EVER try to BS your way through the Oral exam. I guarantee you that the examiner has seen it all and will call you out on your bullshit. So don't do it.

As you may have noticed, this list is made up of mostly simple things. Yet, they are the most common things I've noticed when observing the oral part of checkrides and talking with Examiners. My best advice is to study, study and then study some more.

Your CFI should give you a mock oral exam before your checkride. Preferably, it should be given by another CFI whom you've never done any training with. It should also be treated just like the real thing and it will give you a good understanding of your readiness.

- Shawn Hardin CFI/CFII

Source by Shawn R Hardin

Congratulations on completing your professional medical coder training. A career in the medical coding field is a great choice! However, to become a certified professional coder, you must now gain CPC certification by taking & passing the medical coding exam, either the (CCS-P exam) Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based exam or the (CPC exam) Certified Professional Coder exam.

Are you starting to feel a sense of dread as the CPC certification exam date gets closer? Has your enthusiasm for taking the CPC test waned from the time you first started studying? Are you just feeling overwhelmed with it all?

The fact is the following symptoms are very common:

  • The feeling that you may not be prepared for the pass or fail exam (70% correct minimum!)
  • Managing your study time feels difficult and stressful?
  • Do you doubt you will be able to complete the CPC test in the allotted 5 and a half hours?

... are you freaking out with the thought of failing your next attempt at your CPC exam!

Well you are not alone... my name is Laureen Jandroep (CPC) and I was the same position that you are now. I remember a time when I was feeling completely overwhelmed, sitting in a hotel room going over a CPC practice exam with the CPC test hovering over me like a dark cloud just days in the future. My job was at stake. I absolutely had to pass the exam. I feel your pain, believe me!

This may be your first time taking the CPC test or perhaps you failed before and this is your second or third time around trying for your CPC certification. In either case, you may be desperate for any technique that you could use to improve your chances of passing the CPC exam. Well, I have some good news for you...Forget about exam overwhelm, I have a solution.

The CPC test really doesn't need to be that difficult. You don't need to stress. After all, it's an open book exam, right? All you need is to get yourself organized and focus on the elements that are the most critical to passing the test... and don't sweat the small stuff!

When I took the exam the cpc study guides available were just not helpful, There is an much simpler way! 12 Hours of Streaming CPC Exam Prep Videos ONLINE, available Immediately. Plus a cpc coding exam review 2011 bonus: CPC Exam Training also on DVD. I urge you to take a look for yourself, let me help you pass the exam once & for all. I promise you this is the best CPC exam prep available anywhere. You "will" pass the CPC exam & get your CPC certification.

Source by Jerry Wilhelm

Toppers are always looked with awe, be it USMLE or any other exams. They are some who think that toppers possess some mysterious powers or intelligence, which helps them score, while others are left scratching their heads in wonder. However there is no such special power; the thing that differentiates the two is their approach towards the examination.

Passing the USMLE exams needs great effort as these are conducted over a series of varying levels. Clearing the very first step is considered the most strenuous for medical graduates hoping to practice in the United States. USMLE is not just confined to US nationals only; foreign nationals can apply too, but with some differentiated procedural rules.

Clearing USMLE step 1 exam with good scores can open up more doors than you might have thought. A decent step 1 score is not just confined to obtaining a license, but is a determinant factor for hospital residency programs. Score good and you have two great options to choose from. Step 1 exam score also plays a pivotal role in making up your choice for further medicinal courses. Prestigious residential hospitals are obviously looking for the smartest graduates around and those with high scores fill in the gap.

While step 2 is used to assess a student's skill to put into use of what he/she studied, USMLE step 1 checks for a student's understanding and knowledge levels. The various sections that the step 1 exam covers include physiology, pathology, anatomy, microbiology among others. With around 322 multiple choice questions divided in 7 sections, USMLE step 1 exam looks scary enough.

USMLE exams are thought to be one of the toughest to appear for and passing the first level is itself considered to be a game only for nerds. Students are always in a self doubt mode as to whether they are ready to appear for USMLE exams or not. Getting good scores in USMLE exams is not impossible at all; some smart tactics and you would get through. Why exactly is this exam so dreadful? Apprehensions say that it is the time constraint that medical students are faced with, which plays the spoilsport. Medical students do find it hard to adjust their studies and prepare for exams in short stipulated times.

Having a question bank by your side is a must if you are appearing for USMLE step 1 exam. This step 1 exam is meant to assess a student's theoretical knowledge to the practical field of medicine. A multiple choice examination like this is sure to set in a lot of confusion with similar answer choices. No wonder students find this 8-hour examination tough enough but they have to deal with it if they are to enter the medicinal world. Additionally, the various rules set in to answer the MCQ's are looked upon with fear by students. A single mistake here and there and your scores are on the risk mode.

Why take risk in your USMLE exam scores when there is easy help available? Preparing with online test guides is a good way out to avoid treading the wrong path. Regular practice with dummy exams can be a good confidence booster.

Source by Sunny Dabla

Success in the IT industry depends on constantly upgrading your skill and knowledge. One of the best ways to stay updated is by taking an IT exam certification training to get a certificate to add to your resume.

Many full time working IT professionals find it difficult to take out time from their busy working schedule and join a full time instructor-led program. It is almost impossible for them to strike a balance between work, home and studies. This is the reason why many of them resort to self-study and look for an online IT exam certification training program. There are various online forums that have test papers and study materials from reputed companies to help them easily pass certifications like, PMP, CompTIA, CCNA, CCIE and MCSA. They can not only enrich your learning experience, but also save your time and money.

With so many online forums and websites available, it can get difficult to choose the best one. Here are some tips to choose the best IT exam certification training program:

Price- It is one of the most important considerations while selecting any program. You will see that many of these programs are free. It is up to you to choose any one of the two. Signing up for a program with a fee can get you additional benefits.

Browse Through the Site- You should sign up and browse through the extensive material available on the website. Most of these programs have an extensive library of exam materials of many certification programs. You can check the available material to decide whether it fits your professional goals or not. You should also see that the material available is reviewed and approved by experts and individuals who have taken and passed exams using that material.

Check Reviews- You should do an online research and read the reviews to see if they will help you in passing the exams and get the certificate in one go. You will find many forums with feedbacks and opinions about different training programs.

Talk to your Colleagues- You should talk to other IT professionals in your circle who have passed certification using one of the various training programs.

It is important to do proper research before selecting any IT exam certification training program. This will make sure that you don't waste much time and get your certification in the first attempt. Choosing the right program will ensure your professional success.

Source by Richa Khandel

National Defence Academy

National Defence Academy or NDA as it is popularly called is an institution of prime excellence and trains the selected youth of our country for the defence forces(army, airforce and navy). It is a cradle of leadership where leaders of tomorrow are trained and moulded to lead the defence forces and the nation at times of crisis be it external or internal

NDA Campus NDA is located at Khadakwasla with the nearest city being Pune. The Pune railway station is 24 km away. Map on the NDA website will give you an idea of the exact location.

Training at NDA Rigorous training is carried out at the National Defence Academy to cover both Academics as well as service training for the respective service viz army navy and airforce. The young untrained boy who comes to the academy leaves after three years as a polished, physically fit, mentally alert, morally straight man. In short he becomes a gentleman. The duration of training at NDA is three years which is broken up into six terms of six months each. At the end of the training cadets pass out of the academy and the occasion is called the passing out parade. Before the passing out parade the cadets are given a bachelors degree in Science/Arts/Computer Applications. He is thereafter put on a platform to pursue career in his respective service after a short training at the respective service academies.

How to Join NDA

The Union Public Service Commission conducts combined written entrance exam for NDA and NA twice a year. The exam is held in the months of April and August. Notification for the exam appears in all major national dailies in the month of Dec/Jan for the Apr exam and in the months of Apr/May for the Aug exam. After the notification the candidates have to fill the form which can be obtained from any major GPO. The form can also be filled online at the Union Public Service Commission website. For submitting the form online you would require a scanned photo and a copy of your signatures scanned. Prior to the examination candidates are sent admit cards indicating their examination center. The cards come a month prior to the exam and contain the roll number and exam venue. In case of non receipt of admit cards/hall ticket or any other problem, the candidates should call the Union Public Service Commission help line number given on the website. Admit cards, roll number and exam venue can be checked from the Union Public Service Commission website based on your application number(offline form submission) and registration number(online registration) Before dispatching their application form, the candidates must keep a photocopy of the same for their own records. Also receipt status of the application can be checked on the Union Public Service Commission website. All students who want to join NDA have to take the written exam. There is no short cut to this and no direct SSB. NDA should not be confused with the Technical Entry Scheme (TES) which is only for technical arms / services and there are limited vacancies. As of now Girls are not eligible to join NDA. It is for boys only... if things change at a later date the same would be updated.

Conditions of Eligibility for NDA written Exam AGE: 16 and half to 19 years. This age is calculated on the date of joining the NDA. EDUCATION: plus 2 qualified or appearing are eligible to sit for NDA written exam. For Air Force and Navy the NDA exam aspirants must have physics and mathematics as subjects. Students with arts and commerce can also apply for NDA. SEX: only male candidates can sit for the NDA written exam. Women are currently not eligible.

Scheme of Examination The NDA written exam consists of two papers, One on General Abilities and the other on Mathematics. Both the papers of the NDA written exam are held on the same day and each paper is of two and half hours each. The maths paper is for 300 marks and the General Abilities paper of the NDA written exam is of 600 marks. The level of difficulty of questions is from medium to high.

Syllabus of the Examination The exam tests the all round knowledge of the candidates in diverse fields like Maths, Polity, Economics, History, Geography, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, English, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences etc. Detailed Syllabus can be seen at the link under Useful Information.

Results of NDA Written Examination The result of NDA written exam is declared by the Union Public Service Commission three to four months after the written exam. It is available on the Union Public Service Commission website after being declared. As far as passing the exam is concerned, it is a competitive exam and there is no fixed cut off percentage for passing. Call Letters for interviews are sent to the candidates who comparatively perform better than others. For an idea on the interview questions you can see the link "Tips for Interview" under useful information. After the SSB interviews final result of candidates based on merit is prepared and displayed on the Union Public Service Commission website. Based on vacancies joining instructions are sent to candidates as per the merit list.

How to Prepare for the NDA Exam A candidate has two options to prepare. First is self-study after buying a book from the various books available in the market. The second option is to take coaching from an Academy which is regularly preparing the students for the exam. Please check the credentials of the Academy before joining as there are many operators in the market out to make a quick buck. Avoid academies offering one month coaching as syllabus is vast and cannot be digested in this short time. You may end up wasting your time and money. A time plot of two months is more practical. Coaching offers the following advantages • Coaching Institutes have prepared their own books after analysis of the exams. • Students can take advantage of the vast experience of the tutors. • Students get into a regular study cycle which is not possible in the self-study mode. • Knowledge is exchanged with other students. • Coaching Institutes put the students through regular tests on the NDA pattern. • Coaching Institutes provide mock tests at the end for the entire syllabus. • Doubts in the students mind can be cleared instantaneously • Coaching institutes provide previous question papers and answer keys.

Success Tips • Be deliberate about your preparation. Half hearted preparation will lead to half-hearted results. • Be consistent in your effort. Don't lose focus after couple of days or weeks efforts. • Revise old question papers.

NDA Website You can view the NDA official website homepage at From the home page you can see other details.

NDA Prayer This prayer is a gem of wisdom and recited by all cadets every morning before the commencement of the day. Being an ex NDA myself and remember the prayer by heart and I thought it fit to end the article with the NDA prayer.

"O God, help us to keep ourselves physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight, that in doing our duty to Thee and our country we may keep the honour of the Services untarnished.

Strengthen us to guard our country from external aggression and internal disorders. Awaken our admiration for honest dealing and clean thinking, and guide us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.

Kindle our hearts with fellowship for our comrades at arms and with loyalty to the men we command. Endow us with the courage which is born of the love of what is noble and which knows no compromise or retreat when truth and right are in peril.

Grant us new opportunities of service to Thee, to our country and to the men we lead, and ever help us to place such service before self."

Source by Mandeep S Dhill


Pigeons have adapted to most of the habitats situated on the soil. For professional exterminators are optimum persons in order to such elements. Ideally, a company owner performs your service.



Everyone get seen plants in both residential and commercial places. Some of you have these plants in their living or working places. They can be flowers, trees, shrubs or additional lovely trees. If you have to take care of flora properly, you should understand some basic gardening ideas. You need to recognize all the necessary conditions for plant growth, including temperatures, humidity, and consuming.

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Police Officers with a few years under their belts will typically have their eyes on the next step in their law enforcement careers. In most Departments that means testing for the supervisory position of Sergeant. For any Civil Service promotion that means taking the Police Sergeant Exam. If you're trying to advance your career in law enforcement this could be one of the most important tests you ever take. You want to do well!

Promotional exams for the police department can be difficult and many who take them don't pass. If you don't pass you can kiss your promotion good-by and just bide your time until the next exam rolls around. Doing well on a promotional exam is critical to advancement and the higher your score the better your chances. Again, you want to do well.

The score you earn on the written exam will most likely be the most heavily weighted portion of the entire process. To ensure success you'll want to employ every advantage available to increase your ranking. To do this you'll want to have some type of reliable pre-test study plan at your disposal so you're as prepared as possible when test day rolls around.

Sites exist on the Internet that are geared towards helping those trying to advance their law enforcement careers through the promotional testing process. They offer a leg up in both the written and oral parts of the exam. They provide the information and training necessary to go into a promotional test with the utmost confidence that you are prepared and ready to excel. And they work!

The best programs cover everything you'll encounter during the testing process. To advance in the Police Dept it's not enough to be a good officer, you also have to become a good test taker. Fortunately this can be taught.

Too many officers who are good at their jobs are stuck where they are because they never learned how to take a test well. Maybe their reading comprehension is lacking or they're unable to loosen up in front of an oral review board. A well designed home study course can overcome these shortcomings and more.

A good Police Supervisor home study plan will address the particular test you are taking but also impart testing techniques that will give you an advantage on whatever type of exam you're preparing for. These courses have been developed by professional law enforcement people and are tried, true and have thousands of satisfied users who have succeeded through their use. They give candidates a marked and definite advantage throughout the entire testing process.

Taking the police sergeant exam is a big step and passing it with flying colors is a big deal. You want to have every advantage legally available and you want your name on the top of the list when it comes out. You can do it and a good home study course can pave the way. You owe it to yourself to pull out all the stops on this one. Go for it!

Copyright (c) 2010 Donald Cirillo

Source by Donald Cirillo