How much time is needed ? ( Sample Study Plan )
Rememeber the PDCA cycle , Planning should precede all the work you do . So a proper plan is key to getting your CSQA certification. See the Sample plan below. However this is just to help you to prepare your own plan.
How much time is needed ?
Generally 60 days or 10 weeks are enough for most people. Considering that you have atleast 1 year experience in a CMMI level 5 company or 2 years otherwise.
Sample Study Schedule:
- 30-40 hours time per week. ( 3-4 hrs weekday and 6-8 hours on weekends )
- For each Knowledge Domain (KD) (i) Study from CBOK, (ii) Read External material for things you dont understand, (iii) Answer some Sample Objective (10-20) and Subjective questions. ( 3 - 6)
Week 1: Read Introductions about CSQA, Exam Etc. and Complete KD1.
Week 2: KD2, KD3.
Week 3: Revise KD1, KD2, KD3 and Solve questions. Your focus this week should be to get as much into Questions.
Week 4: KD5, KD6
Week 5: KD7. KD8
Week 6: Revise KD5 to KD 8 and Solve Objective and Subjective Questions.
Week 7: KD9, KD10
Week 8: Second Reading of Entire CBOK and answer as many questions as you can.
Week 9: Third Revision if needed OR continue Solving questions.
Week 10: Enough hard work Relax and recollect everything for the Grand Finale.