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    6 Exam Day Tips

    You’ve committed time, energy, and effort to prepare for your exam. Whether you are taking the certification, recertification, or another kind of test, make sure you are able to demonstrate all your hard-won knowledge when exam day comes. Here are 6 tips to optimize your performance.

    Don’t Stay up Late Cramming the Night Before the Test

    It is better to have a relaxing evening, without alcohol, and go to bed early enough to be well rested. Prepare for your exam by understanding your exam blueprint and following our exam survival guide. 

    Eat a Healthy Breakfast

    Brain-boosting meals (protein and fruits/vegetables) such as yogurt mixed with granola and blueberries, or scrambled eggs and a glass of orange juice, will give you energy. Do not overdo caffeine.

    Dress Comfortably

    Wear nonrestrictive clothing.

    Avoid a Large Lunch

    It could make you sluggish for the afternoon testing session(s).

    Take Advantage of Breaks

    We recommend that you take at least a portion of all breaks to get up and stretch. Taking a break and engaging in a brief distraction from the task can help with memory.

    Engage in Positive Self-Talk

    Think positively about your performance and communicate positive messages to yourself. Negative emotions can overwhelm your capacity for thinking clearly under stress. Be sure to also read our blog about managing test anxiety.

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