Has anyone self- trained for SPHR or SHRM? Without purchasing the SHRM study guide? How did you decide between SPHR or SHRM SCP?

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Personally, I wouldn’t recommend purchasing the SHRM study guides, unless you can get the whole things paid for by your company, i think it’s pretty spendy. I highly recommend study groups and getting your hands on as many practice tests as possible. I’m old school and made flash cards to memorize definitions of the vocabulary. Below is the book I used to study and passed! (Obv, I’m sure there is a newer edition) Good luck! 🫶

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I’m all in for the flash cards.
I’ll check out the book, thanks a million. Did you test for the SPHR or the SHRM?

PHR and SPHR completed by just buying the 4th edition of that book above. If your company is going to pay for the SHRM then by all means make them. If not it’s expensive for the same value you’ll get for the HRCI cert that really more technical rather than situational than the SHRM designations.

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I’d suggest though getting a exam practice question to help.

Actually, I'm still contemplating what to choose. Some of my friends are saying that it's okay to self-study.

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