So you are taking the HubSpot Inbound Certification and you’re looking for some advice to help you on your way. Look no further. I managed to pass this test without any previous marketing experience using these helpful tips:
1) Take notes (preferably in Microsoft Word).
2) Structure your notes clearly.
You only have an hour and a half to complete this exam. If you are spending half of your time flicking through your notes then you will lose valuable time to re-read the questions at the end. My notes contained a section for each individual video.
Make sure your notes include the best practises and key take-aways section from each lesson and try not to just write down the text you can see as the tutor will say things that aren’t on the slides.
3) Use the CTRL+F navigation function in your notes.
This is why we are using Microsoft Word to take our notes. Pressing CTRL + F in Microsoft Word will bring up the navigation bar. This means that you can type in a specific keyword from the question and all of the relevant areas within your notes will be highlighted.
4) If you are unsure of the answer then leave the question blank.
If you leave any questions blank, don’t worry. At the end of the test, BEFORE you click the ‘finish exam’ button, there is a button that is labelled ‘Marked Questions’. This Button will show you all of the questions that have been left unanswered. This makes it easy to go back and spend the extra time on each of these questions rather than scrolling through each page looking for the ones you are unsure of.
5) Try to limit each question to 1 minute.
If you limit yourself to 1 minute per question then you should have ample time at the end to go over questions that you left unanswered. If you can’t answer the question in a minute, then move on.
6) Don’t Panic!
If you don’t pass it’s not the end of the world. If you fail you only have to wait 48 hours before taking the exam again. If you fail three times then you have to wait a month before you can take the test again.