First, review the certification description. You may already be prepared to take the
required test based on previous education, experience, or your current job skills.
However, to make the most of your expertise, you may want to take advantage of the
resources described below.
Test objectives describe the topics covered on the test and can be viewed from both the test information page, as well as the certification description page for the certification.
The Sample Test simply acquaints you with the format of a test and the type of questions that may be presented. Answer keys are provided. A Sample Test should not be used to determine whether or not you are ready to take a test — this should be done through an assessment of your expertise by yourself Sample tests can be viewed from both the test information page, as well as the certification description page for the certification.
Recommended educational resources
The recommended educational resources for a test can be viewed from both the test
information page, as well as the certification description page. The following types of education are offered to enhance your skills for the test:
• Independent training companies may offer courses to help prepare you for
certification. For information on course schedules, locations, and prices, please call the training vendor or visit their Internet site.
• Self-study books are available. These books help you prepare for certification at your own pace and are typically designed to be used as ongoing reference
material. Check the lSPEP website bookstore for suggested materials.
Other reference materials may also be available to help you prepare for certification. Read aIl the articles, books, or other materials you can find to enhance your knowledge base in protocol and etiquette issues.