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Medical Assistants play a key role in the health care industry. In unison, they carry out both administrative and medical duties. There is no doubt that medical assistants help the medical facilities to function smoothly and effectively. Actually, they can receive many types of certification to earn a professional title. One such certification can be earned through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The NCCT is a self-governing certification group that has tested lots of candidates all over the USA. In order to receive a certificate, you need to qualify the NCCT medical assistant exam. With the intention to help the candidates prepare for the NCCT certification exam, NCCT grants learning packages for all candidates who wish to attend the exam. Following are some effective ways to prepare for NCCT medical assistant examination:

NCCT review materials

Buy the review materials offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). This medical assistant review material consists of the following materials:

  • A review book
  • Exam practice answers and/or
  • Edu-puzzle

These learning materials can be purchased online from the NCCT website ncctinc.com.

Learn

Study the review book that is purchased from the NCCT website. The review book covers up all the subject topics that will be asked in the medical assistant exam. These topics may include anatomy & physiology, clinical procedures, medical terminology, pharmacology & general office administration or supervision. Draw attention to specific parts of this book that are relevant to these subjects.

Make use of the Edu-puzzle book

In essence, the Edu-puzzle book consists of crossword puzzles and word hunts. This book will lend you a hand in memorizing the key medical terminology (terms and expressions) in conjunction with the vocabulary skills that are frequently used in the medical assistant job.

Attend the practice test

Attend the practice test offered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The practice test will have questions that mostly border on the real questions that would be asked in the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification exam offered by NCCT. Put your answers side by side with the actual practice test answers that came along with your practice test package. This helps you to get a deep understanding on each and every question and their answers. Pay special attention to your wrong answers and register the right answers in your mind. Read the review book all over again in order to develop your understanding and knowledge on various questions and on the specific questions that were answered wrongly by you.

Free online resources for NCCT Medical Assistant practice test

Following are the links of online free resources for practice test, for Medical Assistant certification examination.

1. Ncctinc.com – NCCT practice test. (NCCT website, requires registration & login for the test)
2. Quizlet.com – NCCT Medical Assistant Practice Test.
3. Proprofs.com – NCCT Offical Practice Test for M.A.
4. Tests.com – Medical Assistant Test.