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Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

AaronW
Community Manager

Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hi, everyone! It's the middle of the month, and it would be great to hear how each of you is doing! We want to cheer you on, so if you're willing, please take a minute to share what you're working on right now. Are you on track for your goals? And either way, how this Group help? 

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Don't forget to post your questions any time, and take advantage of other Community resources to keep learning! The Academy Forums are open (and searchable!) any time, and there are lots of upcoming Anaplan Community virtual events coming up that you can participate in. 

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Srisesh9
Contributor

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Thanks Aaron for the mid-month check-in!

I am almost on track on my L3 course and have shared my views with Academy team.

 

Hoping the exam does not pose big challenges! I have not reached that stage of the course yet to know the number of exams and the number of attempts allowed for each exam!

I am really enjoying the course! Nicely structured and subtly bringing in practical aspects!

 

Thanks

Srini

 

 

AaronW
Community Manager

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hi Srini! That's fantastic to hear. Good luck; you can do it!

Srisesh9
Contributor

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hello Aaron,

I took L3 Technical Exam, first attempt today. I am not sure if anyone else voiced any concerns, but I found quite a few issues which I have addressed to Academy and Talent Builder.

It looks like I have to give up as I do not see taking up another attempt unless the base issues are rectified.

 

Thanks Aaron for all your support. I am not sure if we can meet again in this forum in case I have to give up L3 at this stage.

 

Regards

Srini

 

 

Srisesh9
Contributor

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hi Aaron

If I have to escalate my mail content beyond Academy and Talent Builder, whom should I address?

On my last 2 mails 15 days back, I have not received any reply though I got a routine mail saying it will be forwarded to Developer's team.

 

Today's mail on my concerns  & views about L3  Technical exam, I would like to take it beyond Talent Builder & Academy.

Whom should I address?

 

Thanks

Srini

AaronW
Community Manager

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hi, Srini! I'm sorry to hear you are encountering difficulties. I understand that the Academy team has been in touch with you about your concerns. Please know your feedback is being heard and considered. In the meantime, I recommend reaching out to seek guidance from others in the Community who have already successfully completed the training. Please feel free to search or post here in the Learner's Lounge or in the Academy Forums. All the best to you!

Srisesh9
Contributor

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

No Aaron, others cannot help. I am not sure If I can forward the mail to you.
But if you can access my mail thru Academy, you would understand.

Thanks
Srini
AaronW
Community Manager

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hi Srini! I'm aware of some of your concerns, but ultimately the decision to amend any of the training materials rests with the Academy team. Please know they are very responsive to feedback and take seriously the validity and integrity of their courses. Level 3 in particular is designed to simulate a real Anaplan implementation and force Learners to think creatively. This Forum post may provide some tips or insights for you; I will reiterate that it may be helpful and/or encouraging to you to hear from your fellow Learners (past or current) on their experiences with this course and their perspectives on overcoming certain obstacles—the Forums are your friend! 😁

We wish you the best on completion, but fully understand if setting it aside temporarily is the right move for you at this time. 

Niraj.B
Frequent Contributor

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Hello@AaronW @Srisesh9 ,

I just managed to pass my L3 exams today. I know the technical exam is challenging but if you keep calm and do it, getting 100% is possible.

 

Since we are forbidden to discuss any answers, I won't go in detail. My suggestion is ensure that in your L3 course work, all the 'Check your build' sections match number by number (yes, they do all match). If you get them correct, then you know you are set for the exam. I made a habit of checking some of the previous steps during later stages of the course to ensure nothing changed.

 

During the exam, I spent more than an hour loading data, verifying it is all expected.  I had to click Next/Back buttons so that it would not time me out. I then failed in first attempt which surprised me as I knew all my formulas were expected. Only then I realised I forgot one step. I did that and then in my next attempt I got 100%. So it is possible but patience is key and yes, load and verify your numbers.

Srisesh9
Contributor

Re: Mid-month Check-in: What are you working on?

Thanks Niraj for your concern. I appreciate that.

 

I have close to 20 years of experience in EPM space alone and I was curious to know Anaplan capabilities to offer to my clients. The hands-on through the course till L3 and earning Certified Model Builder Badge has given enough exposure on Anaplan and on what I need to pitch with the clients.

Pursuing and spending time to earn further certifications, as I think now, would not help me.

 

Good wishes, Niraj, on your path ahead!

 

- Srini