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09-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Hey all. I'm studying for my upcoming CPP exam. I am wondering what resources those of you that have succeeded in the exam have used?

I am using the "Photography" text book recomended on the CPP website and the book "Light: Science and Magic".

Any pointers anyone can give me? I have read the info on the website.

Thanks much!

09-01-2009, 09:21 PM
Aaron, check out this link on my blog, where I've compiled all the resources I used when studying to become certified: http://learnwithbetsy.com/certification. I found the companion website for the London book very useful when studying (link + info on the same page).

Also, there is a free PPA member only webinar on Sept. 9th, "Certification Process from Start to Finish": http://www.ppa.com/education-events/webinars/090909_certification.php

09-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Besty, cool, I had already stumbled upon your site and thanks for it :)

I'm glad I asked! I would have missed the webinar. Thanks again!!


09-01-2009, 11:10 PM
Hi Aaron; For a while a photographer posted certification questions one day & the answers the next day and he did that for a while. Here is the path ... I had to go back to page #15 of these CPP threads. Once there you can answer those and then work your way forward to page #14 etc.: http://www.ppa.com/community/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44&pp=20&sort=lastpost&order=desc&daysprune=-1&page=15

09-01-2009, 11:32 PM
I really worried about my exam. Studied from the book for weeks.

Think I passed with an 85 or so.

Then along comes my wife. Studies my notes the night before her test and gets a higher score than me.

Go figure...!

09-02-2009, 02:48 PM
Craig: Thanks.

Joe: I hear you. I actually have a Master's Degree in computer science, but I think I have studied just as hard for this as any of my Graduate exams lol.

09-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Yeah...I'm one of those test crazy people. Study like heck and then start second guessing myself.

When I took my exam I finished early and then started changing a lot of the answers. Shouldn't do that...always go with your gut feeling. Not good to do a lot of second guessing. I would say the best thing is to finish the test and then walk away...

09-04-2009, 03:29 PM
Hi Aaron;

Over the decades that I have given the exam, the two highest scores were by #1 a Kodak Pro Rep and #2 a Fuji Pro Rep. The Fuji guy actually got the 5th highest score in the country. I think the Kodak guy had something like a 92.