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Taking a Cert Exam, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part blog post, we share the post exam experiences for two CBT Nuggets employees, Zak and Birk. They discuss how it felt to pass and how the certifications have helped their careers. To read part 1 about their pre-exam experiences, click hereblog-email

On your exam day, how did you feel? Do you have any traditions? Superstitions?

ZAK: Nervous as all get out. That is how I felt, which is also my “tradition”, unfortunately. No superstitions as I believe it’s bad luck to be superstitious. 😉

Birk: I was nervous, but I felt prepared. After the exam I was on a huge high (and not the illegal kind) for the remainder of the day.

How did it feel to pass?

ZAK: Much like I imagine conquering a mountain after 16 years of climbing would feel. Having a bit of experience under my belt now I may go into future exams with a little more confidence and tranquility, but we won’t know until that day comes.

Birk: That is a feeling that is hard to put into words, but I would love to repeat that feeling over and over.

How have these certifications helped you in your jobs?

ZAK: Aside from furthering product knowledge, my own personal confidence in my professional skill set has drastically improved which in turn is a great self-esteem booster. As a Customer Service Representative at CBT Nuggets, I love that I can relay my own personal experience to customers and potential customers looking to improve their lives through our training. Changing my own life through CBT Nuggets Training not only gives me the utmost pride to be part of this team but it’s with great ease that I now stand behind a product that I already believed in prior to obtaining these certifications.

Birk: Certification have helped me immensely in my job. Not only am I able to relate to the customers who are preparing for exams, but I also can have conversations with them on a similar level of knowledge.

There you have it! Hopefully, now you don’t feel alone when you are preparing for an exam. Remember to share your experiences in the comments section below!


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