Two of my friends had two operators who specialized in helping small business owners operate their web applications. One of them was local, the other was international. They all told him that he should get an operator for his website because he would have a much easier time finding operators if he simply looked online. So he did some research and found out that there were many companies out there that offered these services. Some of them were very cheap, while others could have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
So my friend set up an interview with the operator. During the interview he asked me some questions about my background and what my goals were in running this type of business. He also wanted to know more about what online operations management exam techniques I was going to use. It turned out that he had a pretty good idea that I was planning to take an online operations management exam.
The next day I went in and took my operations management exam. My buddy was in the same office as me, so we sat in the same chair. I had prepared the questions that I was going to be asked, and I made a game plan for what I wanted to accomplish during the test. Everything was going great until I felt a tingle on my shoulder. I looked up and saw one of the operator’s assistants staring at me.
“Hey,” I said, “are you just here to take my online operations management exam?” She said, “No, I’m here to help you take it.” I looked at her and said, “I’m not sure I understand this whole online operations management thing. Can you explain it to me a little better?” She said, “fine” and motioned towards the screen.
I sat there in front of the screen and watched as the operator took my test questions and attempted to answer them under scrutiny. It became apparent very quickly that she wasn’t really qualified to be an operator. She struggled with even the most basic operations management concepts, such as how to follow a spread sheet. She fumbled through her explanations and avoided my questions. I decided that it was best to keep looking for someone to take my online operations management test for me since the operator couldn’t even pass the course on her own.
I started calling different online operation management training programs and asking if they were hiring. A lot of them said yes, but some didn’t. Finally, I called the person who had helped me with my online courses and asked if I could take the test. She said, “sure.” So I got started and passed the online operations management certification easily.
There is no doubt that taking an online operations management exam can be stressful. You have to prepare yourself for the multiple choice section, and then you have to prepare for the multiple choice section that assesses your specific skills. Once you pass the test, it’s not over because you still have to take a practice exam. But if you are serious about preparing to take the test, then consider using an online training program to learn everything you need to know about taking the actual test.