Self Study or a Live Course?
Are you trying to decide whether using Premium Membership as a study tool or registering for one of our live exam review courses is better for you? Let's take a look.
Choose to study on your own with a Premium Membership if most of the following apply to you:
- I have a plan of how I need to study.
- I have enough discipline to study on my own.
- I am fairly confident that I can figure out what I need to study.
- I am self-motivated to find answers when I need to.
- Most of the exam material is review for me; I have been exposed to it before.
Live Exam Review Course
Choose to study with a certified instructor using an exam review course if most of the following apply to you:
- I study much better when someone helps me prioritize.
- I don't have the time to figure out what I need to study.
- I learn better when I have regular access to a live instructor and class.
- I prefer to have a structured study regimen to help me prepare.
- I am uncertain how much of the exam material I remember or know.
The table below can help you determine the best fit for your exam preparation.
= okay fit = great fit
|Course||Premium Membership||Exam Review Course|
Depends upon the subscription you choose . You can always renew.
Subscription options: 1 Year (Renewing), 1 Year (Non-renewing), 3 Months (Renewing)
1 year of Premium Membership.
10-16 classes , 2 live classes per week.
|Study Plan||the course|
|Exam Taking Strategies||forums||forums, lectures, homework|
|Study Materials||quiz question solutions||lectures, recordings, course notebook, homework, homework solutions|
|Quizzes||topic-specific quizzes, random quizzes, quiz question solutions||topic quizzes, random quizzes, quiz question solutions, homework|
|Study sessions||live study sessions, study session recordings||live study sessions, lectures, recordings of lectures, homework, and study sessions|
|Instructor access||study sessions, membership forums||study sessions, membership forums, lectures, course forums, messaging, email|
|Access anytime||depends on your subscription length||1 year access to course materials and lecture recordings (downloadable), live lectures happen at specific times|
|Practice Exams||timed exams with solutions(ASP, CSP, CIH)||timed exams with solutions, final course exams with solutions (ASP, CSP, CHMM, CIH)|
|Credit||from webinars; includes ethics requirement credits||webinars, specific credits for each course including ethics; see course offerings for details|
|Exam Guarantee||not applicable||See guarantee for conditions|