I have one week to prepare for this exam. I am getting alternatively certified, have no formal training and I am scared! I keep getting bombarded with pricey test prep programs and I really can't afford that. I am a strong test taker and I took a 37 question pre-test before I started studying and missed 7 questions. How bad is this? How hard is the test? Should I memorize the competencies (there are so many)? Any good free or cheap resources? I got the study manual through NEC and a study resource through my alt cert program that covers reading progression through the early grades. Will this be enough? Please help!!!