I would tell you to make sure you understand your guidelines and pay attention to the questions and look for key words, like always, never etc. As you are well aware there is always an exception in coding except E codes can NEVER be first. LOL Really I feel the more you practice the better you will be. I would purchase the online coding exam for CPC, at the least one, and keep doing it until you feel comfortable with how to pick the correct answers. Remember to think about your time it takes to answer each question. If you have the study CPC exam on line it will also time how long it takes you to complete. I wish good luck. Remember if you know how to use your books the answers for the exam can be found.I'm about to take my CPC exam for the first time in 3 weeks . I took a fast pace course which lasted 3 months since then I've been studying on my own.QUESTION:What should I focus on more in my studies and what not to ignore ?