Before you take your examination, make sure that you fully understand and comply with all of the examination requirements. Each examination is different, so make sure you understand what is required of you and what you need to bring to the examination. If you are going to take a course in the certification then you will need to purchase your own test book. It may be more cost effective to pay someone to do university testing for you, but you will be saving money on the material cost, allowing you to purchase the book at a discounted rate.
Once you have finished all of your pre-requisites, you should start studying for the GRE. You should find a study guide that can help you understand the format and theory behind the exams. Make sure to purchase practice tests, study guides, and any other materials that may be needed to complete the entire examination.
The day before the examination, be very aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to where everyone else is and to any changes that may be taking place. If you know there will be a lot of traffic, park farther away from the main campus or in a well ventilated area. Also, be aware that you will have to take some tests after dark and if you are practicing in a poorly lit room, you may run the risk of not passing any of the examinations.
When the day of the test arrives, you should prepare ahead of time. Take a long walk. Try to relax. Do not eat or drink within twenty minutes of the test. You should also practice your answering skills so that you do not make any mistakes when it comes to answering the test questions. One great tip for test preparation is to write down questions you think you may not have answered correctly beforehand and then answer them one at a time, answering them in groups of three or four.
Once you have passed the preliminary examination, you will be required to take a brief oral board examination. This part is usually quite easy provided you follow the directions laid out by the examiner. There are a couple of different kinds of oral boards. The first kind requires that you listen to a few questions. The second kind of oral board requires you to do a few multiple choice answers. Be aware that you have up to ten minutes to answer the question.
Once you have passed the oral board, you will be asked to write a performance appraisal. This is where you will have to give an objective review of how you learned the material and how you used the information you learned to solve problems. This is often considered the hardest part of the exam. In order to increase your chances of passing this section, take a practicing tour of the entire course before taking the test. This will ensure that you know all of the questions on the test.
When I first took the GRE exam, I was very disappointed that I failed the exam. I had done all of the proper test to study and I had solved all of the problems that were listed in the test. After I failed the first time I started to look for ways to improve my score. I eventually found a great study guide and now I pass the GRE exam every time.