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Anyone here preparing for his GMAT ?

 
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I was wondering if anyone else is preparing for his GMAT or has taken the Test in the recent past ??
If yes, we could have a good discussion abt our experiences and lessons learnt and stuff.
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What's a GMAT?
 
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The Graduate Management Admission Test� (GMAT�) was designed to help business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. It measures basic verbal, quantitative, and writing skills that are developed over a long period of time and is available year-round at test centers throughout the world. Of the several thousand graduate management programs worldwide, nearly 1,700 use the GMAT and more than 1,000 require it.
 
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What would a bunch of Geeks be doing taking something that is for management types?
I have spent 20 years making sure that I NEVER got pushed into management, and believe me they have tried over and over. But in the end I prevailed, and looking back at my management type friends, and their careers, I have no reason to regret my stand.
 
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I understand your viewpoint, Cindy but Unfortunately not everyone has the same Brain-Power as u. I certainly dont and as Dilbert says "When u think u dont want to do much and want to get a Hefty pay package for simple non-brain inducing work, try for Management" and I wudnt mind that actually
 
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Originally posted by Tintin Herge:
simple non-brain inducing work)


Yeah, but the trade off is often long hours, high stress, and having to "do politics".
I would never want to deal with some of the confrontations that I see the management types dealing with, and I just don't do politics. However if you can, more power to you.
Good Luck.
 
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Well, hmm. I'm a Javarancher who's taken the GMAT. Let's see. Took it about 4 years ago, right after the switch from pencil-and-paper to computer adaptive. Not much to discuss at all. Over the years of taking various such ridiculous standardized tests, I figured out that it is indeed possible to dramatically increase your score by prepping for the specific exam. Highly recommend materials by the Princeton Review.
Took the GMAT about the time I was trying to figure out whether someone with several irrelevant degrees and a dodgy career path could make it as an IT professional.
I am *so* glad I didn't go back to school (but that's just me). Took some sucky jobs to get experience, continued studying databases in my free time, and wound up a PeopleSoft developer.
Right now Java's just something I do for tickles and grins. Maybe that'll change.
 
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