I am not opposed to learning, but people attending the conferences walk out with CECs.
The tests are a bit daunting in comparison. As I say, I am not opposed to learning, but the difference in requirements is staggering and the questions are not easily answered by watching the videos and taking notes. And don't sluff it off on that I am an idiot. I graduated number 1 out of a class of 525 from college. Your advertising for the CEC video program seems misleading. I am disappointed.
you should be proud of yourself then for having passed a difficult test (I assume you did). Even though the people walking out of the lecture at the conference and you both have earned the same CECs, the fact that you needed to do more research to pass the test has probably increased your knowledge much more. So you have really gained a lot by watching the video program.
This would be quite in character with somebody who graduated first out of 525. What are you disappointed about?
I understand how you feel; this can be so frustrating.
Keep your chin up and keep learning.
You are the one who will retain the information to be the better trainer.
Your background speaks for itself; congratulations.
True, might not be smart to offer free CECs. Yet there are other ways to learn other than from a textbook.
As someone from college who graduated from college in the number 1 spot, you must gobble up reading EZMODE. Try new ways of education.
I've seen people walk out of an all-day training after signing in, and then come to pick up the CEC certificate at the end of the day. It does seem unfair that they would get the CECs for not even being there and someone who studied and put forth a reasonable effort would potentially not get the CECs.
I don't claim to have the answer, but there's got to be a way to at least minimally ensure the person buying the CECs paid some sort of attention to the material, whether it was live, online, or written.
I hope you found the course you took to be worth your time and effort, in spite of the mismatch between the materials and the test.