E23 | Prepping For CTS-D

How to prepare for the CTS-D exam, 20 FREE resources and Nate’s approach to studying.

Show Notes:
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Running Time: 45:49

Watch out now!  Jason has the night off and Nate is going solo in this episode as he talks shop about preparing for the CTS-D examination. There is a ton of information to comb through on the InfoComm website.  If you find yourself in the position of preparing to take the CTS-D exam just sit back and push play for a refresher on the topic of CTS-D prep. There are many free and paid for resources available depending on where you are in your career. Listening to AVShopTalk episode 23 should get you pointed in the right direction and help you develop an action plan for passing the test.

20 Free Resources:

  1. CTS-D Practice Exam
  2. CTS-D Exam Tutorial
  3. CTS-D Exam Study Contract
  4. CTS-D Prep Readiness Checklist
  5. CTS-D Candidate Handbook
  6. CTS-D Math Formulas
  7. CTS-D Exam Content Outline
  8. CTS-D Job Task Analysis
  9. CTS-D Exam Application
  10. Retest Application
  11. Reinstatement Application
  12. CTS Code of Ethics
  13. Scoring FAQ
  14. Special Accommodations
  15. Healthcare Documentation
  16. Replacement Form
  17. How To Prepare for CTS-D
  18. Study Better InfoComm Video
  19. Pearson VUE Sample Exam
  20. Multiple Choice Testing Webinar

Top 4 Links: (Bookmark These)

CTS-D Prep Classes

Nate’s Study Plan

  • CTS-D Prep 3-Day Class with James Maltese at InfoComm 2014 in Vegas
  • Study, Study, Study that 670p CTS-D Student Guide I received during the 3-day course
  • Record myself reading the CTS-D Student Guide and listen back during lengthy commute
  • Identify unfamiliar lingo & terms
  • Identify types of math problems to drill on repetitiously
  • Brush up on basic algebra skills and order of operations
  • Take the practice exam (failed first two times, passed the 3rd time)
  • Took the Pearson VUE sample exam to familiarize myself with the test navigation

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Host & Producer: Nate Schneider
Theme Music: Colin Owens
Voice Over Talent: John Perry

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