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What is the best way to study for a PHR?

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Yes, the self study was effective and related to the test. What surprised me most was that many of the questions required judgement where there were multiple correct answers. My firm does reimburse for the class and the test.

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I’m thinking to take the class... was the self study book effective? Well related to the test? Does your firm pay for the test and class?

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I think the books are enough if you’re diligent and good at learning that way HOWEVER I took that class (which itself was not very valuable) but we did “practice exams” and some of the questions were basically identical in the exam.

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Took a class which was really great

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Depends on your learning style. I used the self study books and passed the first time.

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PHR or SHRM-CP?

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