August 27, 2017
I passed the ASP9 yesterday, I wasn't sure if I was ready but I went forward and took the exam. Once I sat for the exam the questions felt familiar and I grew confident during the exam. I finished the exam an hour early and passed, I felt the exam was easier than I was expecting. Logic and deduction will go along the way with questions you may not have a good grasp of. I studied the Bowen ASP-CSP material via the recordings, not the live classes, I used the Bowen quiz app a lot, I also used the ASP9 Practice from BCSP. I bought the book everyone mentioned but I honestly only flipped through it once. What I did was watch the ASP-CSP lectures in order of easiest material to the hardest (what I felt for me) for a week straight, 2 classes a day, I'd skip through parts I was comfortable with. (I did not use all the lectures.) While I did this, I would take the ASP-CSP Bowen quiz game constantly just in moments of free time. Questions types that came up repeatedly that I was unfamiliar with I would make note of. I would then look up how to solve them(mostly math) using the Bowen work book to find the corresponding lecture. If I thought something was too complicated I'd reference YouTube videos for solutions to various math problems. Some videos I found show additional methods some I found easier to come up with the answers. I took 1 week off from work. I studied Sunday - Friday 4-6hrs a day, did my math review on Friday and completed the ASP9 prep on Friday and took the exam Saturday. PS don't think you can cram everything in a week, I have a very good ability and track record of it, so much so I was confident that is sufficient time for me.