Today, May 2nd 2013, I took my ITILV3 Foundation exam. Although I “passed” my several test exams with good results, I couldn’t make it through the real one. So I think a little reflection is in place.
I can do a lot of things. But it seems I have some problems takings exams. It happened during my school period, it happened when I took my drivers license exam (it took me four times before I passed, even though I could drive good enough to pass).
It is not that I don’t know what I am doing. It is just that I am afraid to fail, there is some pressure I seem I cannot cope with. Funny thing is that I do not feel this pressure when working on something new. Applying knowledge isn’t something I consider difficult. To prove I have the knowledge, that is where it goes wrong. And to know that I have paid for an exam which I didn’t make… a waste of money. That is also a pressure I feel in the back of my head.
— Janneke (@jj_korbee) May 2, 2013
I will think it over. See what happend. According to the PDCA cycle. Am I dissappointed? Yes and know. Yes because I just didn’t pass. No, because I know I have the knowledge. Will it be hard to prove my knowledge? Certainly! But I will make this exam. Because I know I can.
To be continued…