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ISSA Online Exam

by Jul
(MI)

I understand that the ISSA online test is an open book test. Was everything on the test covered in the book? If you did the online test, did you use your course book to actually answer most or all of the questions?

The price for everything is comparable to the ACE cert price, so I wanted to check. How intense were the essay questions and case studies? I'm ready to take it, but am a bit nervous. I know a lot about the field, but testing is much different than working out in the gym or showing someone how to correctly perform an exercise.

Thanks for your feedback.

Jul

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ISSA exam - Not as simple as it seems
by: Anonymous

Yes, all the ISSA test questions are covered by the book. And its an open booked test. Trust me even with open book you will have a hard time finding the answers if you do not know the text by heart. :)

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The Home Test Is Hard
by: Beth

I went to there seminar and it was great but, I wasn't prepared to take the test because I haven't studied for a few months. I'm taking the test at home. The home test is a lot harder. There are six essays on the home test and you have to do outside research on these questions. I've started it and it is difficult.

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YO ESSAY!!!!
by: Anonymous

I'm good on everything except the essay questions.

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ISSA EXAM
by: Stephanie

I'm in the process of taking my exam as I type this and I have to say you really have to do your homework for this exam. just because it's open book does not mean it's a piece of cake however. you have your thick textbook to guide you and of course internet research.. and the 6 essay's can be grueling. + 2 case studies

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ISSA here I come!
by: Anonymous

I took a Fitness Coarse at Rio Hondo Community College and they pretty much cover everything you need for th ISSA exam. Nowe I read the questions and they are much easier to understand. If you guys are having issues with the essay questions, google essay samples and there are websites that give you a million examples of essay with similar situations and word it out yourself.

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ISSA Exam
by: Anonymous

I am currently taking my ISSA CPT test. I am pretty okay up until my case studies and 6 essays. I know I can get through it but my question is do you really use all these formulas they provide. Is it this hard? I am in great shape, Mom of 3 and self taught, most everything is clicking except all these formulas. DO I really need to know them or do I just have to get through the test?

Thanks to anyone who answers

Charlene

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Tough Essay Questions
by: Anonymous

I thought I was crazy until I read all of these comments! The essay questions are tough, and now I feel a little better because I'm not the only one. Goodluck to everyone.

Jay

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HELP
by: Anonymous

I did not take the exam within the time frame due to illness. They let me take it, without charge, but I had to take the 8th edition exam using my 7th edition book. I did okay except for some incomplete info on the case studies and learning experiences.

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What is so hard?
by: Anonymous

Charlene, just do the test, I can't even remember using any formula's on any of the 4 courses I have done with ISSA. I am doing the SSC now, and already hold/maintain the CFT,EFT (no longer offered), and SPN. I find it time consuming, but certainly not hard.

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essays how long
by: Anonymous

how long are the essays?

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Help
by: Anonymous

Can any one help me with the issa essays?

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great course
by: Anonymous

ITs the best course ever if you train yourself enjoy fitness then the answers will come to you. I am taking more courses from these guys they may be hard but its rewarding . I am canadian and not american so I would continue to take these courses when im 60 years old and work anywhere in the world

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ISSA FINAL
by: Bonnie

I am now ISSA certified and the open book test certainly is challenging. The multiple choice and T/F is the easy part. Case studies and essays required research and thought put into it. You have to understand that it has to be challenging, or the cert is crap. You cannot expect it all to be a walk in the park and then get paid $50+/hour. It has to be earned. I read somewhere that a guy took the final in 45 minutes...that is BS. I am a college grad and it took me over 10 hours to complete. Be prepared to take time on this test...you will benefit from it.

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Easy
by: Anonymous

Most of this stuff is common sense if you were serious about fitness in the first place (which you should be if you plan on being a trainer).

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Taking ISSA now
by: Linz

is anyone working on taking the test soon, or studying it that would like to discuss course work over emails?

Also are their specific essay questions?

does it help to write everything in the study workbook?


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ISSA - August 2011 (Alberta)
by: Anonymous

I just completed the ISSA CFT exam in August of 2011. I have to agree that although it was open book, it was not "easy". The m/c and t/f were pretty easy b/c it was straight from the text. The essays and case studies; however, were a lot of work. I spent a lot of time going over my answers and did well on the exam. I also hold a provincial certification b/c I need it to teach fitness classes at the gym I work with, but wanted this certification so I could legitimately start my own PT business. Most sports industries recognize ISSA which is huge if this is the route you are going. :)

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Case study
by: Anonymous

can anyone give an example of the case study?

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Issa CFT exam
by: Anonymous

I'm currently taking the ISSA courses and currently taking the CFT exam, sure it's an open book;however it doesnt make it easy. Issa's course is focused in biomechanics, kinesiology and teaches you foundations in program development. It teaches you how to properly design a fitness and nutritional program using the principals of individual difference; basically you can't train everyone the same way. if you don't read the text,do the study book and attend the online lectures; there is no way you will be able to apply there fundamentals in there case study and essays. They're teaching you the basic fundamentals of fitness and it's up to you to apply it the way you want. however after reading and studying their program you will have an understanding in a fitness program development. People told me I should think about taking another course like Nasm for example.however being in the Military Issa is a much more military friendly program . I have learned so much from Issa and recommends it to build a soild foundation in fitness education.To sum it up Issa might be an open book, but it won't write your essays to see if you know and understand the fundamentals of exercise science.

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Study material
by: Marie

Hi,

Is there anyone who has just enrolled in ISSA.I have ,and even though the test is 8months away I find the course text complicated. (momar123@rediffmail.com)..

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Need Exam help
by: Anonymous

i have been taking the test now for a month!!! anyone want to help me with some just to go over??? Its killing me some of the questions and I just want it to be done with!
luluq07@gmail.com

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ISSA Case studies
by: Robert

July 7, 2012

Hi is there anyone taking the Issa exam right now? I see a lot of old posts here but I'm currently taking the exam and I completed one of the case studies but I'm doubting myself in whether I did it correctly or not. I just want to make sure I'm on the right track. Can anyone assist me??


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CFT August 2012
by: Anonymous

Hi Robert,
Coincidentally I just finished, submitted and passes the online exam yesterday (August 14, 2012).
I would be glad to help you in any way that I can.

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Taking the course now
by: Anonymous

I just started taking the course and passed a few quizzes based on prior knowledge, but I am getting a little worried about the final exam. Anyone available for some email help and guidance? Thanks


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Case study
by: Rich

Hello, I am taking the exam and need help with the case study. Is there anyone that can help me.

Thanks


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Need help
by: Roberto

I am currently taking the issa exam and the portion on calculating calories?

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Exam Help
by: Anonymous

Robert, did you get help. Also the person who offered to help how can I get in contact with you?

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Just Wondering
by: Anonymous

Hello I was thinking of taking this exam but kinda scared of everyones response to it being difficult. I Just want to know if what everyones opinion is. Ive been in the medical and fitnes field for about 5yrs now.

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ISSA's exams
by: Anonymous

ISSA exams are very challenging. Open book doesn't mean anything. It is very, very challenging. I'm a certified technical educational teacher and the exams I took to get my credentials wasn't that damn hard.

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Need help
by: Ashley

Would someone be willing to FaceTime me and help out with home test? Pretty please!! I've taken all he quizzes and passed w flying colors took part 1 of the practice exam and can't find the practice test answers?? My email is ashleymassaro@Mac.com plz write!!!!
Ashley

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Hepl
by: Anonymous

Hello, i am taking the ISSA Final and i am not interested in being a personal trainer at this time anymore. I just had a baby and am in the fire academy but if i do not finish this i have to repay 800$ to the military. Can someone help me with the case studies and essays please?

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Help
by: atxfitone

I am currently taking the ISSA final exam, and I would appreciate any help that anyone could offer.

Thanks

atxfitone@gmail.com

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final exam
by: Anonymous

I am doing my final and I am at the case studies now it is so hard for me with a full time16hrs a day job can you somebody help me i would be grateful.

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ISSA Exam
by: JoeMetro

To pass this exam you need to study the text and take your time.The case studies and six essays take the longest time so be patient the information will find it's way to you.

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ISSA final exam
by: Anonymous

Hi I'm taking ISSA CFT I'm going to take now the final exam I'm a little bit worried as I red from the previous post that 2 studies and 6 essays are very tough. I really need to pass this for my job. Please post some samples of the essay.

Thanks

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Final Essay
by: Anonymous

I'm personally finding these 6 essays a total waist of TIME!!...as if I need to do this to pass...URG. if anyone has any help to offer.
Thanks!

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ISSA exam
by: Maggie

I'm in the throws of case studies and have to say am a bit stumped ..do we mention load factor (as they don't in the book on the programs printed. And any problem with weeks repeating? I know where I want to go just not 12 week plan. Need help here TY

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any help in final test in issa
by: Anonymous

I have tested the final again and I'm scared because he did not study Uday cases are required / Is there one help me in the way of the solution and the exercises will be his thankful

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excellent
by: wddwd

excellent

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case study
by: Anonymous

I am stuck at the case study. I tried twice and didn't pass. So I paid $50 to unlocked my test. I'm going to try one more time. I'm study hard but this test it's very hard and they never satisfied with my answer. I don't know I spent 5 months study this book. I know I can do it but I think they just want money and make your pay more

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