The pass rate among candidates who have worked with a mentor during their test preparation is much higher than it is among candidates who have not done so. Mentors can help to develop a personalized test preparation plan and assess progress relative to the standards of both the performance test and the written test. They will tell their candidates what to expect during a test and when their skills and knowledge are sufficient for testing. You can find a mentor here. Do not be discouraged if you cannot find a mentor who lives close by. Modern video and communication technologies allow effective mentoring from afar.
The experience of the Performance Exam is more than the sum of the exam tasks. A Performance Pre-test is a simulated exam conducted by one or more MCIs who are familiar with how the exam is conducted and the performance standards required to pass. Pre-tests provide an opportunity for candidates to experience actual exam situations and to get detailed feedback on their performance and readiness to take the MCI Exam. One or more positive pre-tests provide the most reliable indication of a candidate’s readiness to achieve MCI Certification.
The core resources for MCI certification include the MCI Test Preparation Guide, MCI Study Materials, representative Interview and Discussion Questions and the Faults Video. Articles in The Loop may also be useful.
Answers to common questions about the MCI Exam can be found here.