One of the tests required for someone aiming to begin a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, or PTCB, test. The 90-question exam consists of 10 trial questions and 80 scored questions. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam assesses your skills and knowledge of each objective, while the PTCB trial test provides the board with a standard of qualification to use. Your career plan may depend heavily upon this exam, so proper preparation is key to helping yourself get a good score. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools like flashcards offer a flexible, interactive way to study for your PTCB test. Whether used individually, or together, these tools can serve as a solid reinforcement for your coursework, or simply for a quick review before the exam.
Learning Tools Flashcards are one of the options to choose from. You are given thousands of flashcards that are based on the concepts you will be tested on to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Through the flashcards, you can see what information you have down pat, and what concepts you need to work with more. With each flashcard, you can review medical terminology with ease. As you answer questions, the card tells you an explanation of the proper answer, as well as what concept the question stems from.
You don't have to spend a specific amount of time working with Learning Tools Flashcards. You can start and stop at your leisure. The cards can be accessed from any mobile device that has an Internet connection, meaning you can study on the bus, before class, or during lunch breaks. If you find that you need some extra work with a particular area of the PTCB test, you can use the flashcards template to make your own questions. These are great to use for homework questions that you may be unfamiliar with.
You can also use Learning Tools Practice Tests to assess your current skills in each concept that you'll see. These tests have questions similar to what you’ll see on the PTCB exam, ensuring that you have the opportunity for in-depth practice. Additionally, Question of the Day poses a random question each day from PTCB study materials for you to answer. Both Learning Tools are great for some extra practice in each concept, or to test your general knowledge.
You will be tested in a few primary areas with the PTCB exam. Sixty-six percent of the test covers assisting the pharmacist with patients, where you will see questions pertaining to confidentiality, instructions, and more. Twenty-two percent of the PTCB exam is on maintaining medication and inventory systems. Twelve percent of the test focuses on participating in management and administration aspects of pharmacy practices. You can find these concepts are well-covered in the different Learning Tools, including the flashcards, practice tests, and Question of the Day for a comprehensive test review. You can focus on one concept at a time, or review through them at random.
Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools provide you with an efficient means of studying for your PTCB test. If you are serious in your career goals, you will want to develop a secure, free PTCB review plan. You can use Learning Tools with your current coursework, or as a means of studying during your downtime.