I took the last test on the NCRC today, Locating Information. I had studied and prepared for the last 2 weeks. I got to bed relatively early for me and slept in relatively late, so I had about 9 1/2 hours of sleep. I had a good breakfast of Bran Chex, fresh strawberries, and milk with vitamin D. I was prepared to do my best.
They had said at every test that this was the hardest of the 3 and that people typically scored lower on this test than the others, but I was hoping to be the exception. I was praying for a gold. Here’s the breakdown again:
- 3 = bronze
- 4 = silver
- 5 = gold
- 6 = platinum
I was disappointed to find that I only scored a silver on this test. This means that when I get my certificate, it will show my score as silver, even though I scored a gold on the math test and a platinum on the reading test. The certificate uses the lowest score, but employers can check with the employment department to find out what the individual scores were – if they care to check on someone with a silver certificate.
I called Mark and told him how disappointed I am. Bless his heart, he told me he’s proud of me! I suppose it really only matters if I decide to go work for a company that cares about such things. For freelancing, the important thing to my clients should be that I got a platinum in reading. Mostly I’m just glad this is over. Now to get on with my business!