I actually think the narrative review hurt more than helped me! The way the Life Cycle was presented was out of order and confusing. I left the test thinking "Nothing I studied was on the test?!"
The study group material was very reflective of the exam. I don't think you have to wait until November. Take it in October.
I took mine the morning after the last study group lecture.
You are so close!
By the way, since you failed the test, the study group should be free. Mine was.