VMCE Study group?


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Hi Folks,

I was wondering if people would be interested in creating a VMCE study group. I will be honest this time around I am a bit terrified of this exam. For one thing the last number of years my study focus has been on something else (I wonder what that is), I am naturally not great at these things just work double in order to try and be included in with the real smart folks 😃, plus the amount of changes in V12 will prevent me from winging it on previously acquired knowledge in older VMCEs and work experience.

Obviously this would not be a “dump” zone or “point you to the answer from the test” cheating location, but instead a group creating questions, helping to understand fuzzy issues and most importantly giving support to people like me who have been petrified of exams/tests ever since kindergarten🤣. 

I led a CKA group study over on Kodekloud for a few Months and it was a lot of fun. We had bi-weekly calls (could have been Monthly to be honest) and some of the study techniques I learned from people were things I would have never guessed. One fellow from India gave us really interesting insights on our breathing techniques during tests that I was pretty impressed by. If you hit  a few tough questions in a row your breathing can speed up which in turn adds to your anxiety which triggers fight or flight… the results are often making simple mistakes due to lack of calm concentration. 

At the end of the day we are all human, some of us are naturally better at math, some at poetry BUT we all have the ability with the right guidance and training to become wizards in any area we choose.

Maybe even @safiya could create a VMCE Study group badge 😍. 

I hope I am not rocking the VCME boat here too much :) . Maybe we can have a silent vote.

 

Would you be interested in joining a VMCE Study group?


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Thank you for doing this @Geoff Burke 

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Happy to take part in this as I’m currently studying for my exam 😊

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I’d help, but just took and thankfully passed it this morning! Am more than happy to still offer any help though.

Shane is a rock star!! What did you use to prepare and how much time did you dedicate to it?

I think if this was to become a group it would be ongoing and help from those who passed would be a big benefit. Obviously we can’t hear questions and answers but areas of study and what people did to prepare (like create flash cards or something else of that nature) I think would be ok. Let’s see what the Hub’s managers say :) 

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Thank you for doing this @Geoff Burke 

Well I think we would have an overwhelming consensus on who should be like member number 1 .. I don’t think a poll would even be necessary. 

Joking aside any help from Mr. VMCE… would be a huge benefit for us!!

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I’ll join as well. I don’t need it this year, but I’d like to take it again in the spring.

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I’d help, but just took and thankfully passed it this morning! Am more than happy to still offer any help though.

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Oh wow I’m seriously interested to this to deepen all the exam topics. 

Thanks @Geoff Burke for your idea.

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Thanks Chris. And one thing I forgot to write in my review (but just now added), was my end-of-exam results. They didn’t display on screen after I ended my exam. I freaked out wondering if I did something wrong, clicked too quick, or something! 😂 So, just be aware, results, at least for me, were not immediate. It took about 5mins for the score report to get finalized and put in your Pearson account. You’ll get an email.

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I’m in folks. 👽

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Absolutely would join a group.  Keep us updated on status.

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I will join for sure, Thank you @Geoff Burke 

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Thanks @Chris.Childerhose ; appreciate it @Geoff Burke 😊 I’m indeed more than happy to assist. Post coming momentarily….

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I’d help, but just took and thankfully passed it this morning! Am more than happy to still offer any help though.

Congrats Shane.  Looking forward to your review. 

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I’d help, but just took and thankfully passed it this morning! Am more than happy to still offer any help though.

Shane is a rock star!! What did you use to prepare and how much time did you dedicate to it?

I think if this was to become a group it would be ongoing and help from those who passed would be a big benefit. Obviously we can’t hear questions and answers but areas of study and what people did to prepare (like create flash cards or something else of that nature) I think would be ok. Let’s see what the Hub’s managers say :) 

Shane posted his review and study recommendations - VMCE 2023 Review by Shane

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Good luck!

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Excellent initiative, Geoff!

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Are there any news about this study group?

We are working on it, hang in there 😎

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By the way if anyone wants to co-lead the group please tell @Madi.Cristil or @safiya 

There is still time to get involved before the next price increase :) :) .. joking.. it seems everywhere I go I get a warning about “still time until next price increase” so I am just adding it to all of my stuff as to not feel left out.

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Thank you for your interest, guys! For now we only need two leaders for this group - Geoff (his initiative ) and Shane reached out first.

If there are more available seats , we will let you know :) 

 

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Soooooo, when will we start? 🤓

PS.

Just read all comments just now, congrats @coolsport00 !! 😎

Hi all, I saw this thread and was curious about the study group. Does anyone know if this will be a Discord Server? It would be of massive help since i’m starting to study for VMCE. Hope it comes out very soon.

Hi @JRodz -

It's going to be starting "soon". No, it won't be on Discord but a new group here on the Hub. Hope you'll join when it starts up. 

Thanks for the response. Looking forward to it!

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Yes; altho for the VCAPs, it took several days...not minutes; unless they’ve significantly reduced time to results? I haven’t taken a VCAP in like a decade...literally.

Well, I will let you know hopefully before year end as I want to take at least the Deploy hoping to squeeze in Design too to get my VCIX.

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Not sure if it is worthwhile starting a new topic but… VMCE training… Do I have to follow an online/in person 3 day VMCE class before scheduling an exam? Or are there self-study options available and I can just schedule an exam when ready?

 

 

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Not sure if it is worthwhile starting a new topic but… VMCE training… Do I have to follow an online/in person 3 day VMCE class before scheduling an exam? Or are there self-study options available and I can just schedule an exam when ready?

 

 

If you are new then you need to take the class before exam.  They will not let you sit the exam with self-study.  You can do that and take the exam but until you do a course you are technically not certified.

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