Working on taking A+ and finally passing.

Review By: Ryan Turner



Expiry Month


Expiry Year


Time taken to Prepare

30+ Days

Resources Used

  • Work, Jason Dion, Professor Messer, Mike Myers

Detailed Review Of Preparation

I have taken the Core 1 a couple times and failed. First attempt I felt I hadn’t prepared well, and my result showed. 2nd attempt I felt I had done a really good job of preparing and fell just about 30 points short of passing. I received a full time offer from my employer despite not having the certification. I mainly want to get the certification for myself, but there is some added bonus for my job if I get it. I have watched just about all of the Professor Messer videos twice, taken Jason Dions practice exams multiple times and have done well. I have Messers course notes and recently purchased his practice exam book. I’ve been super busy at work, which is great, but between that and being a father of 3 kids and working full time, makes it a little more challenging to study and focus. I’ve never been great at studying, so I’m hoping for any extra tips, feedback and constructive criticism that I can find. 

Benefits From Certification

  • Pay Hike
  • Promotion
  • Knowledge is Power