Why not study?

DenSterDenSter Member Posts: 8,304
This has been bugging me forever.... The exam is just a tiny little step in the process, it is not the end goal. The real goal is to achieve reasonable proficiency at your job, and I wonder how you think preparing for the exams that way adds anything to that process.

This thread is directed at the people who prepare for exams by trying as much as possible not to study the material. I would like to know, from people who have prepared for exams that way, what you think you get out of it that way. Has it prepared you for the work? Do you feel you're a better consultant/developer after passing the test that way? I am honestly interested in learning the reasoning behind this preparation method.

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  • kinekine Member Posts: 12,562
    I know only one reason acceptable for me: because I need some examples of questions I can expect, to be able to imagine what can I learn and focuse on (if I never did some similar certification). Mainly if my knowledge is not deep enough to answer anyquestion... :-k
    Kamil Sacek
    MVP - Dynamics NAV
    My BLOG
    NAVERTICA a.s.
  • David_SingletonDavid_Singleton Member Posts: 5,479
    kine wrote:
    ... Mainly if my knowledge is not deep enough to answer anyquestion... :-k

    I would say that if someones knowledge is not deep enough to answer anyquestion, then they should not do the exam until that have that knowledge.

    There is no excuse to not learn NAV, and think that you can just learn the exam questions.
    David Singleton
  • kinekine Member Posts: 12,562
    But you know the reality - boss wants some exam from you but you do not have few years to get hese deep knowledge... Biggest part of people are send to the exam just after some basic lessions and some time to g through som manuals.
    Kamil Sacek
    MVP - Dynamics NAV
    My BLOG
    NAVERTICA a.s.
  • David_SingletonDavid_Singleton Member Posts: 5,479
    kine wrote:
    But you know the reality - boss wants some exam from you but you do not have few years to get hese deep knowledge... Biggest part of people are send to the exam just after some basic lessions and some time to g through som manuals.

    Actually I know very much the reality. Remember that my job for the last 14 years or so has been fixing Failed NAV implementations. So the reality is that some customer is going to be lumped with a fully certified developer that knows nothing about NAV. Its the customer that ends out paying for these people that cheat at exams instead of learning NAV.

    I had planned to do the next installment in my 10 diggers digging a ditch blog this weekend, but decided to relax instead. That blog was inspired by a situation where there were certified NAV developers involved.
    David Singleton
  • SusieRSusieR Member Posts: 6
    It doesn't take years to get the relevant experience. I hadn't seen Navision until July last year. I'm about to sit my V5 Financials... it just takes hard work, study and the ability to ask lots and lots of questions!!!

    Oh and I've done this while working/studying part time as I have a small infant to look after too....so you see it can be done without 'cheating'!

    S
  • David_SingletonDavid_Singleton Member Posts: 5,479
    SusieR wrote:
    It doesn't take years to get the relevant experience. I hadn't seen Navision until July last year. I'm about to sit my V5 Financials... it just takes hard work, study and the ability to ask lots and lots of questions!!!

    Oh and I've done this while working/studying part time as I have a small infant to look after too....so you see it can be done without 'cheating'!

    S

    =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

    I think that this is a fabulous attitude to have, and for sure you will be extremely successful in a NAV career. For me the proper GO GO GO attitude is the most important aspect of success in NAV. :D
    David Singleton
  • DenSterDenSter Member Posts: 8,304
    Absolutely 100% agree with that! Well done Susie =D>
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