My suggestion is - don’t do it alone!
A Case Study is a totally different type of exam and if you have sit OCS before, you know what I’m talking about.
Let’s compare it with starting a new job - you feel a bit lost, simple tasks take you ages to fulfill and still there is a big room for improvement. In these moments, haven’t you thought - “if only I could ask my boss how to do that” or “if only there was someone who could show me how to do it better and faster”? I know I had those questions. With years of experience, I've learnt that there is no point to reinvent the wheel, there are so many other things I could be doing. It is just more efficient to use someone else’s knowledge and experience to get your results faster.
I believe that signing up with a proper tuition providercan cut your studying time at least in half. Just think about it, that’s all I’m suggesting. I just don’t want you being frustrated and underprepared for your exam.
Now I think it is the right time to show you the video that I made about Management Case Studies showing you what a MCS / Gateway exam is all about, highlighting key points to focus on, explaining the structure and walking you through an example of a MCS. Also, I touch upon the competencies, explain the exam marking and finally give you some tips on what to do in order to pass you MCS exam.
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