I passed my CPTC (Certified Professional Technical Communicator) Foundation certification exam. <3
It was more difficult than I expected. Most exams I know of just expect you to study the material and regurgitate what you've learned (I'm really good at relational memory work.), but this one really wanted you to KNOW what you studied and how it applies to technical writing/communicating. It reworded things, used words that weren't quite the same meaning, and asked tangential questions related to the usage of what I had studied.
I got a 39/50. BUT I PASSED!!! That's what really matters. lol
Ooo, that sounds tough. My husband tries to get a new cert per year or every other year (IT and cyber security), and those are the kind he's extra-cautious about, the "apply what we taught you" instead of the "remember the way it's worded in the book" exams. Yikes.
Alatariel: Halloween Contest Entries have been posted in the fiction forum!!!
Oct 17, 2021 0:48:00 GMT -6
Alatariel: Check out the Voting Rules in the Announcements Forum!
Oct 17, 2021 0:53:45 GMT -6
pelwrath: After a 1st scan/read of the Halloween submissions, All are real good
Oct 17, 2021 10:35:12 GMT -6
Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
Oct 17, 2021 10:56:20 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
Oct 17, 2021 11:10:56 GMT -6
Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
Oct 17, 2021 11:32:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
Oct 17, 2021 12:01:16 GMT -6
Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
Oct 17, 2021 12:19:07 GMT -6
Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
Oct 17, 2021 13:48:59 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
Oct 17, 2021 14:47:20 GMT -6
pelwrath: It's been a few weeks but I had an idea for a 100-word story, and posted.
Oct 18, 2021 0:48:18 GMT -6
Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
Oct 18, 2021 11:30:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: Mazulla, thank you for your kind words. In truth, I didn’t think I’d have a story for ‘crisp’, that I’d like. While cleaning the windows and screens for winter, the idea came to me. The day was a very cloudy one but for a few minutes the sun did shine.
Oct 18, 2021 12:05:20 GMT -6
Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
Oct 18, 2021 13:00:28 GMT -6
Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
Oct 18, 2021 13:09:04 GMT -6