Originally Posted by smm87812
(I think) the reason that I did not pass was because of time management. For me the test was way too long. Like someone said earlier, it is highly computational. If I had known shortcuts, I think I would have been much better off. I do think that I was close, but my downfall was not knowing enough shortcuts. I spent way too much time on some problems. (And also a bit of time cursing in my head because of the "rarely tested" questions I kept getting!)
I honestly don't know if it was because TIA was not enough. Maybe if I had gone through TIA twice I would have passed? I honestly can't say.
The bottom line is, like you said earlier, drilling practice problems. It can never hurt to do enough practice problems. I plan on finishing ASM by August 31st and spend 2 months doing PE's and practice problems.
Hope this helps!
guess i've gone through the same experience as you did!
i also started out with ASM, found that the material was something that i can't "intuitively" understand, switched to TIA, then boom! i got a preliminary fail.
this time around i'm using ASM all through out, maybe have time to watch again the TIA videos, and hopefully still have time to do sample exams in four weeks. i'm also following a 5-lesson-per-week plan, and hopefully this will help me ace the exam.