I just started taking a few classes and I was wondering if you can use the certification exams as study guides for the proctored exams? Are they the same exam or close to the same questions?
(Disclaimer: I don’t work at/for Saylor - I’m just another student here - and I haven’t taken any Saylor Proctored Exams yet).
In another topic, our fellow student @bernieyeater wrote the following:
Also, in the “Saylor Direct College Credit” web page - https://www.saylor.org/credit/ - there is a recommendation to “Take the non-credit exam at least once for practice and review” (specifically in the step “2. Prepare for your exam” of the section “Checklist: What to Do”):
Checklist: What to Do
1. Get to know the Saylor Direct Credit program
- Read through this guide and ask us your questions
- Choose the Saylor Direct Credit courses you hope to take for credit
- Make sure that your school will give credit for your courses and find out how your courses will fit into your degree program
2. Prepare for your exam
- Study the course materials
- Take the non-credit exam at least once for practice and review
3. Schedule and take your Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam*
- Familiarize yourself with the proctoring options and choose a proctor
- Schedule your exam with your proctor
- Take the Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam for your course
4. Order your transcript
- See instructions for how to send transcripts for your course(s)
- To earn the recommendation of credit, you must take the password-protected “Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam” with a proctor.
I hope this helps.
As usual, @ricmarques is right
The free certificate exams don’t have the same questions but they do cover the same material - and are a great way to practice for the proctored exam!