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My favorite scene in Guardians of the Galaxy, plus some thoughts on the EnCe (forensics) and the art of clumsiness

Hey y’all… been out for the EnCe Prep Course. Pleased to say that I passed the written part, and now I have to work on the practical. My recommendation is that if you’re going to take the written exam and don’t feel that you’re prepared enough from going through the study guide, sign up for the prep course. Yes it’s expensive (unless you have the training pass or are lucky enough to get it paid for by your organization) but it’s worth it. Make sure you have taken Forensics I and II because they will ask you to send proof. If you haven’t take those two classes, the Bootcamp package will include it in “onDemand” format. I prefer to go to training myself because in my work environment it’s hard to get time away enough to do computer based training and I work better under a live instructor, but that’s just me.

The test is hard, not going to lie. 2 hours, 150 questions, and you absolutely have to keep track of time throughout. If you have any additional questions about the written test, send a comment. I may or may not be able to answer depending on what it is, but I’ll try to help as much as possible 🙂

The day before I actually flew out for the prep course, I managed to fracture my toe by tripping over my suitcase. That’s how clumsy I can actually be, folks. Talk about pain. One of the hardest things I ever had to do was make the choice to fly out the next day, but I couldn’t exactly cancel on the prep course and flight, could I? No refunds at that late date. So, I turned off the fear in my head and went. Still hobbling a week later (and my toes are still a nice shade of blue), but I’m confident it’ll heal. Note: If you go in for a toe fracture, 9 times out of 10 the doctor will not give you warning he or she is going to set it. I screamed, and I didn’t care who heard me at that point. But do see a doctor right away. You don’t want it to heal wrong.

Anyway, now that I’m back home and getting back into work mode, I thought I’d share a video that kept my spirits up during trainings. Actually, any time I need a smile, I click on it. It’s the scene in Guardians of the Galaxy where baby Groot is dancing. I debated posting it for some time because some could see it as a spoiler, but then Marvel released it due to popular demand. So, why not.

Fun fact: James Gunn (director of the movie) did the dancing for baby Groot. Apparently he threw everyone off set, turned on a video camera and got jiggy. Then, he sent it off to the animators for the scene and made them promise to never show the video to anyone. Homie’s got some moves 🙂 Remember: dance like no one’s watching whenever you feel the need. It’ll get you in a good mood quick.

 

  1. Sven Brandelson
    January 25, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Hi,
    That’s a fun story. But I think that when it arrived to you, you didn’t laugh.
    I have a question maybe you can answer :
    I am studiing for the written exam for my EnCe and I cannot take the PrepCourse. I did the class 1 and 2 but it was long time ago. I am learning with the EnCase Study book written by Steve Bunting (3rd edition). Do you know that book ? At the end of the book there are practice exams. I did them and passed them. Do you think that it is enough learning and I can try the Real test ? Are the questions in the Real exams looks like the questions in the practical test ? Or it’s completely different ?
    Also, you said 150 question… I thought that there is 180 ?
    Any other advise on taking the written exam is most welcome.
    Thaks
    Sven

    • Jen
      February 3, 2015 at 8:16 AM

      Yes, I know that book. I used that book in the boot camp. I would say try the real test if you feel you’re ready, but the bootcamp really helped during the exam.

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