NCIDQ IDFX Prep Course and Practice Tests

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Springboard Your Interior Design Career
by Passing the IDFX Exam

Completing the IDFX exam will help take your career up a notch. Now’s the time to get it done. With our proven process and passionate community by your side, you’ll be on your way to certification.

For so many of us, just the thought of taking an exam stirs up stress. The studying and preparation… the worrying about whether we’ve covered the right material. And then, of course, there’s the actual writing of the exam.

We’ve all been there! From high school to college and beyond, we’ve crammed and memorized and struggled to do our best.

But recent research has shown that all the cramming and memorization in the world doesn’t offer you the benefits of one deceptively simple technique:

Pretesting.

This recent development in learning-science tells us that by taking pretests, even failing them, can help you achieve success on the final exam.

In fact, U.C.L.A. psychologist, Elizabeth Ligon Bjork, found in her research that pretesting can raise your score on the final exam by an average of ten percent. And that’s enough to mean the difference between passing or failing the IDFX.

Traditional studying can trick your brain into a false sense of security.

You think you’ve mastered concepts and ideas, but come exam day you blank out. Why? With passive studying you’re less likely to understand a subject because you simply tried to memorize it.

Meanwhile, by using pretesting, you’re changing how your brain thinks.

Even wrong answers on a pretest change how your brain remembers and recalls data. This sets your brain – and you – up for future success by helping you to “fail forward.”

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Pass the first time

“I passed both IDFX and IDPX with flying colors! The Qpractice practice tests were fantastic study tools, and they were a great predictor of my scores.”
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Know you’ll succeed before stepping into the exam room

“Got my IDFX and IDPX results – I passed both tests and will become certified on my first attempt on all sections!”
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Pretesting Is the Cornerstone of Our Program

And we have 1000s of successful NCIDQ certificate holding designers to show for it. And it’s so exciting for us to celebrate together :)

Qpractice has helped thousands of designers just like you find their way to success.

We provide you with a doable study plan, taking you through the entire program in manageable chunks. We also share useful hints and tips that boost your chances of success.

And most of all, we help you practice for your exam through pretesting. You get the positive results of priming your brain for success so you’re more relaxed and performing at your best on exam day.

Our IDFX prep program will guide you through core principles. Then you’ll practice each skill. And we’ll let you know what the graders are really looking for.

With our plan you will not only pass the IDFX, but you’ll also develop the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking now.

Passing the IDFX sends a strong signal – to employers, even to clients – about how motivated and serious a designer you are.

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Introducing the Qpractice NCIDQ Exam IDFX Prep Course and Practice Tests

Get the inside scoop on what and how to study. Plus, get access to experienced, expert advice and a vibrant community of passionate, like-minded designers!

Our IDFX Prep Course and Practice Tests will help you go from unprepared to professional…

We lay out a proven path toward success. One that takes the mystery out of the IDFX exam and shines a light on what you need to know to nail it the first time.

Here’s how it works…

Start by following the Qpractice Study Plan to review the NCIDQ Exam content areas. Here you will learn how and where to focus your efforts to get the most bang for your buck.

Get great “insider” tips like which NCIDQ Exam Content Areas overlap – so you can squeeze the most value out of your reading and study time.

Then jump into our Live Office Hours and our online, members-only study group. Get your questions answered plus outstanding support and encouragement from the Qpractice community.

And of course you’ll have access to our pool of practice tests.

Take full, timed online IDFX practice exams that accurately simulate the exam experience, or try our mini-quizzes for a quick snapshot of where you’re at. You can even build your own quiz to keep things fresh and your brain sharp.

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You’ll be armed with the best techniques for learning the material plus a variety of pretesting options to help train your brain.

The Qpractice NCIDQ Exam Study Plan is a self-paced program.

We know your life is already busy. That’s why we’ve structured the program so it works for you. You can work at your own pace… Study with a private group… Follow our calendar schedule…. Or create your own.

You can easily complete 1 or 2 modules a week, depending on how far in advance you start your NCIDQ prep.

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Core Features of the Qpractice IDFX Online Practice Test

IDFX Online Practice Test

  • 3 hours timed
  • 125 questions
  • Correct answers and explanations

Covers the NCIDQ content areas of:

  • Building systems
  • Construction standards
  • Design Application

PLUS! You can take our test as many times as you want.

“But Don’t the Other Training Programs Have the Same Things?”

Other practice tests have fewer questions and restrict you to only taking the test once.

This is easier for them but bad for you. That’s why with Qpractice you have unlimited testing. Plus, we’ve setup our tests to both challenge and help you. Only with us do you get:

A Huge Question Database

Each test is delivered from a pool of more than 950 questions and answers

Random Test Creation

With random questions & answers, no two testing sessions are exactly the same

Robust Reporting & Help

Compare your answers against the correct answers plus get explanations with a downloadable and emailed report

No matter how you approach the course, we’re always by your side.

Are you taking both IDFX and IDPX?

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Get everything you need to pass the IDFX and IDPX so you can move ahead in your career.
Everything is ready for you online anytime, anywhere you have internet access. And it’s fully accessible from your tablet or desktop.

Once you register, the entire program opens up to you. All the lessons, all the videos and all the extras.

  • 15 Lesson Modules with Qpractice Summaries
    The “Cliff Notes” version of the key takeaways and most important points to learn.
  • IDFX + IDPX Reading Guides 
    Get not just the IDFX but ALSO the IDPX Reading Guides. We’ve scoured the 2 exams and organized the overlapping content into logical groups. You just jump in and start learning!
  • Unlimited Content Area Quizzes
    Individual quizzes by NCIDQ Content Area – so you can test as you go through the modules.
  • Weekly Study Plan Emails 
    Get weekly prompts and reminders so you can spend your time actually studying and not just planning to study.
  • 7 Detailed Videos 
    Convenient video learning, including Insider Tips, Tips for Test Taking, and our IDFX and IDPX Q&A.

Take full, timed online IDFX practice exams that accurately simulate the exam experience

  • Timed IDFX Practice Exam — 3 hours, 125 questions
  • Timed IDPX Practice Exam — 4 hours, 175 questions
  • New Mini Quizzes — Great for when you don’t have time for a full length exam.
  • NEW! Build Your Own Quiz! Select and combine any number of questions from both the IDFX & IDPX.

+ Bonus 1: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Multiple Choice Exams

Get this helpful ebook reference to use after you watch the companion Insider Tips video.

+ Bonus 2: 3 Live Office Hours and Live Chats

Get your most-pressing questions answered and join the discussion with a group of fellow designers. This online series of live group webinars and chat workshops is one of the most popular and useful interactive element of the Qpractice Course.

+ BONUS 3: Members-Only Discounts

Share in the savings with our Qpractice discount on reference books and packages.

+ Bonus 4: Exclusive & Private IDFX + IDPX Study Group

IDFX + IDPX Study Group Access to our 24-7 private IDFX + IDPX members community — works beautifully on mobile so you can ask questions and study on the go.

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Feel the thrill of success

“I got my results and passed both the FX and PX! Hooray and thanks for your help, I’m thrilled to have knocked them out in one shot!”
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Kelly passed all sections of the NCIDQ
Experience real tears of joy + the pride of certification

“I passed both the IDFX and IDPX!! I was so nervous, my boyfriend had to open the envelope. I cried when he told me! Passed the PRAC in the spring, so now I’m certified!!!!
Congrats to all who passed! AND a big HUGE thank you to Lisa and Qpractice. I could not have done it without!!”

Kelly H. McFerran

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  • Weekly Study Plan Emails
  • Timed IDFX Practice Exam:
    3 hours, 125 questions
  • Timed IDPX Practice Exam:
    4 hours, 175 questions
  • NEW! Build Your Own Quiz!
  • + Bonus 1: 
    Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exams
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PS: As soon as you register, you’ll get immediate access to the Qpractice members area and can get started right away. Qpractice is delivered through members-only videos, quizzes, live webinars, email reminders and worksheets, and blog posts. But you need to do the work!

Qpractice is designed for you to get exactly what you need without spending hours and hours trying to figure out what to learn. We’re confident that with our proven system you’ll succeed. However, taking action is up to you.

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What happens when I register?

You’ll get immediate access to the Qpractice members area, where you can get started right away with the first module.

What else do I need?

Qpractice uses the Interior Design Reference Manual by David Kent Ballast – Sixth Edition, as our textbook for all exam sections. You’ll need your own NCIDQ Exam PDPs for the Practicum (hurry and get our members-only early registration discount), drawing supplies and tools.

Can I stop and start the practice tests?

The Qpractice tests are designed to help you prepare for the computer-based NCIDQ exams, in both timing and delivery. This helps simulate the actual exam experience. Plan to spend the same amount of time as on exam day.

While you can certainly take a break during the test, just like the real exam — you can’t stop the timer. But remember: with Qpractice you can take the tests as many times as you want and get a different random batch of questions each time.

If you want to spend less time, take the content area quizzes — they are 15 questions each.

How many hours do I need to study?

Reviewing for the IDFX and IDPX takes a lot of reading.

Our study schedule leaves you some time free on the weekends to catch up or take a break.

Then you will need to spend some time after your reading with a practice test. Based on what you missed, spend some extra time going over that material. Then test again. You can take our practice test unlimited times throughout the testing season.

That said – if your schedule is tight – don’t worry. Plan ahead, and study when it is convenient for you.

Are the practice tests scored the same as the NCIDQ Exam?

The NCIDQ Exam is not scored like a typical exam. It is scaled with scores from 200 (0 correct) to 800 (all correct), with the passing score set at 500. Statistical analysis ensures that the tests given each year are equally difficult, even when the questions may be different.

Qpractice allows you to retake your test over and over again. You can see your score, answers, and explanations for each question. If you’re scoring 90% in each content area, you’re doing well. If you’re scoring 40 – 50% – you need to study more.

Do your NCIDQ practice tests have the same questions as the Prometric tests?

No, but our questions cover the same content areas as provided by NCIDQ.

While it is unlikely that any question would be identical, you may see some similar questions.

Qpractice’s tests cover the exam content areas in the same proportion of questions per content area as the actual exam.

Our members who have taken both versions, and the IDFX & IDPX, felt that our tests matched the exam in content and difficulty level. Many preferred that you could take our tests more than once.

Will my access to the course or practice tests  expire?

No, You get unlimited 24/7 access to the study plan and practice tests. Work at any time that’s convenient for you.

Plus, you can take both the practice tests and content area quizzes as many times as you want.

When are the  Live Office Hours Workshops?

The live workshops run on Saturdays during exam season. See the exact dates and times on our NCIDQ Study Schedule.

How do I attend the Live Office Hours?

We meet for live webinars. You can register to attend the Live Office Hours and find replays right in the course modules. Workshops last 1-2 hours each.

What if I miss Office Hours?

Office Hours are recorded and posted for Qpractice members to watch the following week. We post announcements in our private study group when the replays are available, so you can watch when it’s convenient for you.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. You get 1 full week to try our online study program — more than twice the amount of time you’d have if you attended a regular weekend workshop. Except you save on travel time and expenses, and avoid having to take a day off work.

Bottom line: If you’re not completely satisfied just let us know, and we’ll happily refund your money.

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