What I did...
Went online & made an appointment with the closest testing center (it was through Pearson Vue, I believe, & it was at a Community College test center), went out & bought a couple of books to study from. Gave myself ~ 1 month to study. Went in & took test & passed. I have to make the appt. first, otherwise I will never get it done. The thought of flushing $$ down the drain is an incentive for me, so I make sure I put myself on the line first (by making an appointment for the test & paying $$ up front). Also, NOT passing & not getting reimbursed by my company is another great incentive!!!
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