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Get Marketo Certified - Step 3: Schedule your study time

If you want to pass the Marketo Certification exam on your first try, the keys to success are consistency and repetition. This is where scheduled training comes in.

After the first two steps, you should have an understanding of which areas you need improvement as well as the time commitment you’ll need to contribute. Now we’ll cover the scheduling phases to create a training regimen that works for you that you can follow.

Ask yourself:

When do I have the most energy?

You want to study when you have the energy to concentrate and maximize your time. If you're studying when you're tired and ready for bed, you're wasting your time, and you won't remember nearly as much of the information.

When am I least likely to be interrupted?

You should be dedicating hours purely towards studying Marketo sometimes. This means no distractions from family and friends or coworkers. Think about your daily schedule and plan to study when you are free from distractions.

When am I more likely to consistently commit to studying?

Let's face it, although you might have free time on Friday evenings, you probably won't be able to stick to studying at that time consistently. You want to pick times throughout the week that you will be able to study consistently. Whether it is during your lunch break or early in the morning to start the day, pick a time that you will want to study.

Summary

To make sure you’re keeping up, here is what we have covered thus far:

  • Step 1: Assess your skills and determine areas for improvement.
  • Step 2: Plan your training including the time it will take you to master Marketo before the exam effectively.
  • Step 3: Finding the best time to study.

In the next section, we will discuss the importance of weekly reviews.