Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Road To CIA 6: It's Crunch Time! - Updated 2

*Final Update on 23 February 2010, 1:30pm

Picking up where I left you, the following checklist could probably best illustrate was how very last-minute I was:

Must do by 10:45am today!
  1. Finish reading Section E - done by 7:40am (23.2.2010)
  2. Attempt on-line questions.
  • Pre-test - done by 7:15pm (22.2.2010)
  • Section A - done by 10:40pm (22.2.2010)
  • Section B - done by 11:28pm (22.2.2010)
  • Section C - done by 8:25pm (22.2.2010)
  • Section D - done by 8:55pm (22.2.2010)
  • Section E - done by 8:25am (23.2.2010)
  • Post-test - done by 9:25am (23.2.2010)
  • Final Review test - 0/238 Q (not really necessary)
Last timestamp was at 9:25am today when I had the exam at 10:45am. Phew! Soon after, I packed my stuff and dashed on to the exam centre. But, not before I had a slice of Roti Bakar Susu, 2 half-bolied eggs and Teh Ais from PappaRich. :)

After all that last-minuteness and not forgetting the other drama that accompanied this particular exam that literally made my head berserabutssss (shall not elaborate it yet, you might be able to read about it later, kot?) , I am grateful and very pleased that the results were favourable.

Alhamdulillah. Only one last hurdle before being a Certified IA. Won't be thinking about that just yet. In the mean time, let me just celebrate with some retail therapy.

*First Update on 22 February 2010, 6:16pm

Wahhhh!!! Those Caramel Macchiatos have been my constant companion these past few days. I have one, everyday. Without fail, so far. I also have a cool bottle of mineral water to complement the caffeine overdose. Just the perfect combination! :)

So, how have I managed my revisions thus far?

Saturday was VERY productive.
Since I am doing this on part-time basis, the study sessions had to be slotted in between the "quality family time" and our normal Saturday routine. Among others, we went to Raju's for roti canai breakfast in the morning and I supervised *read: occasionally shouted* 2 hours and 45 minutes worth of holiday homework for Khadra and Khaleeq at night. I managed to get 3 sessions of study-time; 1) while the kids were having their daytime nap, 2) locking myself up in my room sometime in the evening while they were watching tv outside and 3) after they all went to bed at night. Prolly finished around 92 pages of revision. Yeay, ME!

Sunday was not so great.
Since it went way too awesome on Saturday, I figured I'd cut myself some slack. I didn't target too much, and I barely just achieved them. Ha Ha! Kasi chanla, we had mengaji in the morning, more homework to complete in the evening and a birthday celebration that night - so there was really not much time left for studying. I did press on though. Burnt the midnight oil to ensure that I achieved my minimum target for the day (i.e. 30pages). So, that's that! :)

Monday? That's today!
Did some pre-school hunting for Khaleeda that took up my morning and a little of my afternoon. Once we got back, I hit the books straight away and I need to finish about 60 pages and attempt all the on-line questions by 10.45am tomorrow morning. (Coz that's when my exam starts! haha)

Will update once more once the results are out!
Over and out!

*Original post on 20 February 2010, 2:13am
The time has come to put things aside for a little while and concentrate on my (deferred) Part 2 of the CIA Exam series. The exam will take place on Tuesday, 23rd February 2010 at 10:45am.

In my more leisurely study schedule, I have allotted around 30 pages to be completed in a day. That would take me 8 days to finish the syllabus. Since that I am left with only 3 full studying days to finish the whole damn thing, the accellerated program would need me to finish 3times more than my leisurely target. (Padan muka) So, I have tried to slot 2 sessions of 3hour or 3 sessions of 2hour study time for this weekend. That would still leave me around a day of buffer to finish up the reading and also do the questions online. Phew! (Hopefully)

So, yeah. I'll be hitting the books this weekend. Have a good one, y'all!

-dillz blogging out-


adnil9 said...

beb, good luck!!

dillazag said...

Makasih!!! :)