By this time all the studying has been done. Only you will
know if you have put enough effort it or have let yourself
down by skipping study sessions and making excuses.
Here are a few ideas for you to keep in mind on the day
before your exam.
1. Ensure you know exactly where the testing centre is. I
actually made this mistake once. I had tested several times
but on the day I turned up, they had moved their entrance
to the other side of the building.
I got in there in time but was already flustered and on
edge. Not good.
Make sure you have change for the car park also. I had to
run around like a headless chicken one time as I had only
taken notes with me.
2. Cram or not to cram. Up to you this one, I always like
to flick through notes or do practice exams on the day
before the exam. I jot down a few things if they have been
Now is not the time to be learning major subjects such as
how STP works. Too late. Just refresh your memory about
key learning points.
3. Ensure you have your testing ID and personal ID. I once
turned up to take a test and they were not expecting me. I
had booked the exam and got the correct day and time but
my booking had slipped through the system somehow.
I had left my confirmation papers back at home so had to
log into my hotmail and get it printed off to prove I had
booked it! Take yours with you as well as photo ID and any
other forms of ID you have been asked to supply.
3. Get a good night’s sleep. Avoid coffee, coke or other
caffeinated beverages. Avoid alcohol completely and avoid
large meals late in the evening. You want to wake up
feeling refreshed and ready to give your best performance.
4. Avoid discussing the exam with any negative or nervous
people. Never ever begin any discussion with anyone about
how nervous you feel or the fact that you don’t feel
ready. Never ever do this as it forms a negative spiral
which could make it come true.
If anybody knows you have the exam just laugh it off
saying ‘I’m going to give it my best shot, it is only an
exam after all, my life doesn’t depend on it.’
5. The day before, as I said. Avoid digging into any deep
study. Just review some cram notes and some exams and make
a few notes about any important facts you may have missed.
I have already told you that you should be getting 95% or
higher well before you take the real exam.
Lastly – this isn’t the most important day of your life so
don’t sweat it. I’ve failed the CCNA, dual CCIE Farai Tafa
failed five times. So what.
Also, I almost forgot. Make sure you are reviewing the
hypno audio twice per day.