Pre­pa­ra­ti­on for the expert examination

Oppor­tu­ni­ties and lear­ning tips

We pro­vi­de you with tips and aids for your pre­pa­ra­ti­on for the expert know­ledge exami­na­ti­on accor­ding to § 34a of the Trade, Com­mer­ce and Indus­try Regu­la­ti­on Act (GewO). Even though the­re is no “com­pul­so­ry cour­se” to prepa­re for the exami­na­ti­on, you should defi­ni­te­ly be well pre­pared for the exami­na­ti­on. Becau­se the Fail­ure rate in the case of the expert exami­na­ti­ons is very high. And even if you can repeat your exam wit­hout any pro­blems: The exami­na­ti­on fees will be due again each time. That can quick­ly add up to a lot of money!

How should I prepare?

That depends first and fore­most on you and your lear­ning style. Of cour­se, the time available and finan­cial aspects also play a role: 
The most per­so­nal sup­port is usual­ly pro­vi­ded in cour­ses at a Edu­ca­ti­on pro­vi­der on site. The­se face-to-face cour­ses take place as full-time pre­pa­ra­to­ry cour­ses or part-time, at weekends or as evening semi­nars. Class­room cour­ses are usual­ly pro­ble­ma­tic if you are tied up with work or fami­ly, have litt­le time or are only mobi­le to a limi­t­ed ext­ent. The cos­ts for a class­room trai­ning cour­se also amount to seve­ral hundred euros. 

Clas­sic Distance lear­ning for the pre­pa­ra­ti­on of the expert know­ledge exami­na­ti­on are offe­red only rare­ly. Howe­ver, the­re are excel­lent Lear­ning pro­gram­mes (apps) and online lear­ning plat­forms. The­se lear­ning models are signi­fi­cant­ly che­a­per than face-to-face cour­ses. Here, too, a per­so­nal cont­act per­son is usual­ly available for ques­ti­ons online, by email or by tele­pho­ne. Thanks to inter­ac­ti­ve lear­ning methods, the know­ledge trans­fer here is quite effi­ci­ent and targeted. 

Online semi­nars and online vide­os are often offe­red as a sup­ple­ment or as part of more com­pre­hen­si­ve online cour­ses on lear­ning plat­forms. Depen­ding on the scope and type, the­se media are very sui­ta­ble for pre­pa­ra­ti­on — espe­ci­al­ly if the cont­act per­son is available “live” and for indi­vi­du­al ques­ti­ons. Pre­pa­ra­ti­on sole­ly via You­Tube vide­os is not advi­sa­ble, as the qua­li­ty of the con­tent is not guaranteed.

Books and exer­cise books are also an ide­al sup­ple­ment to the pre­pa­ra­ti­on. Howe­ver, pre­pa­ring exclu­si­ve­ly with writ­ten docu­ments is ris­ky! Not ever­yo­ne is able to wade through pages and pages of exam-rele­vant con­tent on their own and stay focu­sed. In addi­ti­on, the­re is often a lack of infor­ma­ti­on on which topics are par­ti­cu­lar­ly important and which con­tent you may only need to skim over. The­re is also no pos­si­bi­li­ty to ask ques­ti­ons in case of ambi­gui­ties and, abo­ve all, no feed­back as to whe­ther one has actual­ly pre­pared cor­rect­ly and sufficiently. 


Exclu­si­ve tips on how to pass the exam easily

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