Friday, September 11, 2009

INE Bootcamp Over

Note I didn't say the bootcamp was complete. Especially when it comes to lab 3, I have a lot of work to do. The three bootcamp labs cover most of the lab topics really well, I feel. After taking three real attempts, I didn't see many core topics that weren't covered in these labs. Sure it wasn't exactly the same, and there are always going to be some knobs that they dig up for the real labs that aren't covered anywhere else, but there's not much you can do to prepare for that besides knowing the DocCD well.

But as far as fundamentals, it's pretty much all covered in these 3 labs. Therefore, my plan is to revert back to my R&S study ways, which was to study every weekend, instead of trying to squeeze study time in during the week.

So I'm going to repeat these 3 labs over and over again until I have them down pat. One on each Sunday. That should give me about 3 practices each, and everything in them should be second nature by then. I'm pretty optimistic that this will get me over that 4% hump.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

INE SP Online Bootcamp Lab 1

Wow, I actually passed the first mock lab. All I can say is this lab is MUCH better preparation than the INE vol 2 workbook.

Final score: 80%. I missed 4 points from lack of understanding, 8 points from stupid mistakes, and 8 points weren't attempted (long story...).

Aside from the lab, it's also quite nice to rent Scott Morris for the week as he gives excellent explanations. I managed to ingrain 3 or 4 fundamental concepts into my head which I didn't quite catch onto before. I hear the next two labs are much tougher so I hope I'm up to the challenge.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Signed up for INE bootcamp next week

To further ensure my success in November, I signed up for the INE online SP bootcamp next week. I debated for a bit whether or not to take it, but it was a great deal and I know, even with my 76%, I still have some areas that could use a lot of help.