What are the best PHR study guides, programs, and tips? Thanks in advanced :)

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I loved the prep class at DePaul taught by John Newton. I think it’s virtual now bc of Covid. It was worth every penny and he’s hysterical!!

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I came here to recommend the same. Highly recommend DePaul and John and if it is in person and you can swing it - totally worth it!

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Following. Thanks for asking.

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Download the PHR pocket prep app, it has 1200 questions that can be split up where you answer 10 each day.

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I used Distinctive HR by David Siler. I did the self study course. It really prepared me and I can’t recommend it enough! I also downloaded the pocket prep app like others suggested. But that was really just supplemental. The questions on the test are very different from Pocket Prep.

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Following!

If you have Facebook find Victoria Purser’s group. She does a bootcamp. It was the best!

Most useful for me was an app to drill questions, would give you 10 cards a day. Find a practice test workbook. I borrowed the formal test prep materials from a friend and once I took a sample test I only focused on the chapters I scored low in but I did the cards for all sections for about a month before I say for my exam.

I used HRCP online courses and used the flash cards!

I took a class through Rice University and was amazing and so much help.

I used HRCP and it was fabulous.

Following this thread. I'm also planning to get a PHR cert. Hope I can find some tips here :)

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