In this video, receive an overview of how to maximize this course.
- Throughout this course we'll be using various methods to help support your learning. You're encouraged to use the exercise files that are included in the course. You should also leverage free resources such as the U.S. Department of Labor website to familiarize yourself with the U.S. laws and regulations that impact the HR practice. I will recommend articles that you may read to broaden your knowledge, and periodically certain concepts will be explored through the use of scenarios. Together we'll create a study plan to fit your lifestyle and preferences.
Then, at the end of the course, you'll find a full length practice exam. This exam should be taken under simulated testing conditions. This will help you gauge your readiness to sit for the actual PHR exam. If you believe you need additional practice, you may purchase practice PHR exams from HRCI at hrci.org. The PHR includes a variety of question types. They are traditional multiple choice, multiple choice multiple response, fill in the blank, drag and drop, and scenarios.
Questions fit into one of three categories, knowledge, application, and evaluation. Traditional multiple choice questions have one correct answer. Multiple choice multiple response questions will direct you to choose a certain number of responses to get the question correct. Fill in the blank questions will ask you to enter a word, phrase, or number to complete the answer. Drag and drop questions require that you select items with your cursor and match them with the correct answer.
Scenario based questions present you with one scenario to use to answer several questions that follow. Knowledge or comprehension questions require that you remember specific facts such as definitions. Application or problem solving questions require that you are able to apply your HR knowledge to real life situations. Evaluation questions require that you use critical thinking skills to solve complex workplace problems.
Regardless of a question type, your goal is to select the best possible answer. I'm here to be your guide, helping you to determine the best approach to master any question content you're presented with on the test. There's no one best way to study, so leverage additional resources available through HRCI and other HR course content available on LinkedIn Learning to help you deepen your comprehension of the PHR test content.
- Modeling ethical standards
- Managing legal risks
- Finding and interviewing candidates
- Designing training and measuring its effectiveness
- Designing total rewards
- Promoting diversity and inclusion
- Employee engagement strategies
- Managing complaints and grievances
- Implementing workplace programs