Exam preparation for sphr

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Exam preparation for sphr

  1. 1. Exam Preparation for SPHR/PHR Roadmap Toward Success 1
  2. 2. Exam Preparation-AgendaDetermine exam level PHR-SHRDetermine preparation methodDetermine you comfort level regarding each areaEstimate your reading speedCreate your study planStudy and practice questionsTest your mastery of the BOK and reinforce weak areasPrepare for the exam dayExam tips 2
  3. 3. Determine preparation method Studying Self-study Study Groups Instructor-led classroom Refer to “managing oneself” to understand your learning style. Preparation Curriculum SHRM Learning system: most nominated and most expensive. Ann Bogardus Preparation Book: Second preferred resource for preparation. CD with computerized tests available. Very affordable price. 3
  4. 4. Determine you comfort level regarding each areaMake the pretest before start preparation andestimate your level of comfort of each area of HRBOK.Enables you to determine areas that need more focus 4
  5. 5. Estimate your reading speedTest yourself in the normal conditionsHelps you estimate the time needed to finish readingthe material.Allocate time for making tests and reviews 5
  6. 6. Create your study planBe confident that you will pass. This is your ultimateobjective.Use your comfort levels and reading speed estimates.Be realistic, and assertive.Create timetable and track progressIncrease studying time gradually if you need (smallwins)Leave room for emergencies 6
  7. 7. Study and practice questionsStudy the material according to the planManage your energySolve the questions at the end of each chapter andreview all answers to strengthen and correctReview key definitions using flashcardsPractice questions as much as you canReschedule as necessaryDo the case study, specially if you will set for SPHR 7
  8. 8. Test your mastery of the BOK and reinforce weak areas Take the comprehensive exam at the end of the study Focus on weakest areas Solve questions more and more, again and again 8
  9. 9. Prepare for the exam dayStop studying couple of days before exam dayRegulate your sleepBe confident of success, be optimisticMake sure to take a valid passportKnow exactly where the testing center is locatedTake a chocolate bar, you may feel hungry during the exam(3 hours)Report early to the testing centerTake the exam tutorial 9
  10. 10. Exam tipsRead each question thoroughlyIdentify the answer before choosing the answerRelax, breath deeply and don’t panic if your are shocked bysome questionsTrack your progress and budget your timeTrust your first impressionAvoid overanlysisAnswer questions in orderUse educated guessIn uncertain, don’t waste time. Skip and returnReview your answers before you submit 10
  11. 11. Want moreInternetMy bloghttp://s-phr4non-americans.blogspot.com/Still working on it, more tips and resources will beadded soon. 11

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