Quote from mom2handz
I honestly never even thought of that
I'm sure you didn't.
That's why it'd be a huge bummer if you got nailed for something you didn't even know you were doing. Rumor has it that a while back, a couple of people got in trouble for academic dishonesty. I believe one girl was a student and was booted from the program, either temporarily or permanently. The other was a former student who had put a TON of work into a website that gave all sorts of "test tips" and CPNE advice and help, just as far as organizational methods and things like that (since there really is no way one can cheat on the CPNE!!!) I've heard that EC made the former student take her website down. I know that something happened to it, because it disappeared quite a while ago.
What I did for studying was I'd take a content guide, which is a broad outline of the test contents, and I would add to it. I'd expand on each and every part of it. If it was info. that I was already pretty familiar with, I wouldn't expand as much. If I had no clue on the content matter, I'd expand a lot. By the end of the studying I'd have a good part of a legal pad full of outlines. That's what worked for me, anyway.
Best of luck to you on this. I'm sure you're so frustrated and just want to get this particular exam out of the way.