It’s been a while since I passed the Certified Beer Server exam, and I’m still super excited. Here are 3 thoughts on the experience.
First: I passed the Certified Beer Server exam!
I hadn’t worked so long and hard at anything since college!
Okay, I’m not saying the exam itself is that hard. It’s just a 60 question, multiple choice exam online. But I wasn’t just studying to pass the exam itself.
I wanted to actually learn from the experience, gain some working knowledge, and make myself more valuable in the alcoholic beverage industry.
Plus, I was recording all my notes and flashcards, and publishing them on this site for you to use so you can also pass the heck out of the Certified Beer Server exam, too.
Turns out, building up a webpage from scratch is a lot more involved that it seems.
Second: I passed the Certified Beer Server exam!!
And I aced it, too!! I scored 54 out of 60. Which I have mixed feelings about.
On one hand, I studied for more than a year. (My first study notes were published October 9, 2014. And I took the exam January 3, 2016.) So I kind of felt that I should have gotten a hundred percent!
On the other hand, it really validated that I needed to study hard for the exam. By the time I had gotten to 20 lessons of study notes and over 200 flashcards, I was worried that I might have been over studying. Especially because I’ve heard of people taking the exam over a couple of beers (there’s a 30 minute time limit) and passing without studying at all. I even worried that this whole Beer Exam School website was pointless, maybe nobody needs any help passing the Certified Beer Server exam. :,(
But after all that effort, I still didn’t completely ace the exam one hundred percent.
I’m glad I did study. I’m glad I studied as hard as I did. I’m glad I put together all my notes on this website to help you pass the heck out of the Certified Beer Server exam, too!
90% is pretty good.
Third: I passed the Certified Beer Server exam!!!
I added it to my resume. I know a lot more than I did about beers from around the world, and about excellent beer service.
More and more breweries, distributors, and even retail outlets are requiring their staff to become Certified Beer Servers.
Having this certification will help you get that job you want in craft beer or anywhere in the alcoholic beverage industry.
Use my free study notes and flashcards on this website for the best way to pass the heck out of the Certified Beer Server exam the first time! Start with the table of contents here.
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