Hi. Has anybody who has recently taken and passed the NCC certification exam have specific recommendations on how and what to study? I know that Sharon Hall specifically covers exactly what's going to be on the exam for those who are able to attend the conference. Since that is no an option, however, I don't want to waste precious time on extraneous studying, and I cannot financially afford to fail the exam. I know that Core Curriculum is recommended, as is the Kathleen Rice Simpson book (, which has lousy reviews on Amazon, for all that's worth). There's also a computer testing question bank that could be purchased. I would appreciate if anybody who has already passed has any words of wisdom on how to study smarter, not harder.