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Description

Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) exam.

* Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
* EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

Take your strength and conditioning studies with you, no matter where life takes you.

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers dozens of practice questions with detailed answer explanations and limited access to the Question of the Day.

Want Even More Practice?
Choose your ideal study package to gain access to our proven test bank. You'll enjoy:

- Hundreds of practice questions and detailed rationales
- Access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- All social media bonus questions
- Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Money-Back Pass Guarantee*
- Priority in-app support

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown
- Multi-device ready

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has helped over six million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within a few hours. *Terms and conditions apply for our Pass Guarantee. See our help center for details.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Apr 04, 2013 (over 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Nov 25
2018
(Current)
Version 6.7

- Refreshed onboarding for new customers
- New pricing options and study plans
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 11
2018
Version 6.5.6

- Fixed a bug affecting the restore purchase function

Aug 23
2018
Version 6.5.5

We've made some changes to the app's color scheme and UI, which we think you'll love! This update is far from just cosmetic; we've made a host of improvements to keep the app running as smoothly as possible. Here are a few of the most noteworthy:

- Updated UI and color theme elements
- QOTD improvements to ensure consistent delivery
- Addressed repeating questions in certain situations
- Multiple offline mode & cloud sync optimizations
- Several bug fixes and quality of life improvements

Let us know what you think of this new version by leaving a review here in the App Store. Thanks for studying with Pocket Prep!

Jun 08
2018
Version 6.5.4

We've completely restructured how the app communicates with our cloud, drastically improving load times and overall performance. Let us know what you think of the improvements by leaving a review here in the App Store. We appreciate your support!

May 14
2018
Version 6.5.3

- Fixed a few crashes that were affecting some users
- Added compatibility for our new Bulk Purchase program

Apr 16
2018
Version 6.5.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 26
2018
Version 6.5.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 04
2018
Version 6.4

This update includes a host of optimizations to ensure the smoothest study experience possible. Here are a few noteworthy ones:
- Reset your history and progress through the Settings menu
- Tell us how you did on your exam when the day finally comes
- Access Exam Builder quickly via the Dashboard
- Sync your progress with our new web app
- Optimizations for iPhone X and iOS 11
- Bug fixes and speed improvements

Jul 05
2017
Version 6.3.2

We've streamlined the Dashboard to help new users easily navigate and get to studying faster. As with all of our updates, we squashed some bugs and made the app more reliable. Please be sure to rate the app when prompted, which can now be done in a few simple taps right within the app. Thanks for studying with Pocket Prep!

Apr 15
2017
Version 6.3

Ever wanted to know how well you were doing on a subject as you progressed through the test bank? This latest update introduces “Exam Readiness,” an entire tab dedicated to improving individual subject performance so you can pass your exam on the first attempt. You can quickly visualize areas to improve and even find the perfect tutor right through the app!

To make room for Exam Readiness, we merged the Settings and Reminders tabs. This new and improved Settings tab will help you better manage your new cloud-powered Pocket Prep account while providing access to the same features as before. Go ahead and upload that selfie — make the app yours!

This version also includes some general optimizations. You can now:
- Swipe to navigate between questions in an exam
- Swipe to navigate sub-screens and menus
- Set your exam date right from the Dashboard
- Tap a tab twice to return to its top level
- Add a profile picture in Settings

We squashed a few bugs to improve stability. For customers with enormous exam histories, you’ll now see a huge improvement in performance when creating exams or browsing previous ones.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think of these enhancements by leaving a review in the App Store. We’re always listening!

Mar 27
2017
Version 6.2.1

QOTD History has arrived!
• Revisit previous daily questions
• Track your performance
• Sort and filter on demand
How long can you go without missing a daily question? Find out on the Dashboard!

And in bigger news: you can now create your own Pocket Prep account to sync all of your exam results, history, and progress between mobile devices. Creating an account is completely free and totally optional. In addition to the cloud, we made significant optimizations to improve the app's speed, reliability, and overall experience. Let us know what you think of all these new features by leaving a review!

Nov 05
2016
Version 6.0.11

• Retaking exams no longer decrements the amount of remaining questions in the Dashboard
• Behind-the-scenes optimizations for the cloud (coming soon!)

Sep 02
2016
Version 6.0.9

• Dashboard now counts down your unattempted questions
• More stability improvements

Aug 17
2016
Version 6.0.7

• Fixed a bug with retaking exams
• Resolved several stability issues
• Misc optimizations

Jul 26
2016
Version 6.0.5

• Fixed several bugs that were causing stability issues when submitting an exam
• Optimized how answer explanations are displayed
• Further optimizations for iOS 8 customers
• Several design improvements

Jun 28
2016
Version 6.0.2

• Fixed a bug with creating exams from flagged questions
• Addressed an issue with migration that caused the app to misbehave
• Minor optimizations

Jun 09
2016
Version 6.0.1

Version 6.0.1:
Critical bug fixes, speed and stability improvements.

Version 6.0:
Your exam stress just met its match. Introducing the most powerful and robust version of Pocket Prep yet! We've completely redesigned the app to make studying on the go even more efficient and intuitive. Visit the Pocket Prep Blog for a complete list of changes. Here are the most noteworthy:

• Redesigned testing interface makes taking practice exams a breeze
• Metrics and performance stats are now displayed more elegantly
• Added quick launch function for brief study sessions
• Exam Builder flow replaces previous Exam Settings screen
• New Dashboard helps you visualize your progress
• Drastically improved app navigation and flow

Thanks for studying with Pocket Prep! Please let us know what you think of this new version by leaving a rating or review in the App Store. We're listening!

May 16
2016
Version 6.0

Your exam stress just met its match. Introducing the most powerful and robust version of Pocket Prep yet! We've completely redesigned the app to make studying on the go even more efficient and intuitive. Visit the Pocket Prep Blog for a complete list of changes. Here are the most noteworthy:

• Redesigned testing interface makes taking practice exams a breeze
• Metrics and performance stats are now displayed more elegantly
• Added quick launch function for brief study sessions
• Exam Builder flow replaces previous Exam Settings screen
• New Dashboard helps you visualize your progress
• Drastically improved app navigation and flow

Thanks for studying with Pocket Prep! Please let us know what you think of this new version by leaving a rating or review in the App Store. We're listening!

Feb 13
2016
Version 5.3.1

We've completely overhauled the test bank to bring it up to speed with the 2016 NSCA Essentials textbook (4th edition, print). Questions are more challenging, rationales are more helpful, and there are even direct references linked to each item for further study. We want you to earn your CSCS designation almost as much as you do.

Let us know what you think of this new update by leaving a review in the App Store or sending us a note. We're listening!

Oct 13
2015
Version 5.3

Who's ready to earn their CSCS credential? We've cracked down on poorly worded questions and will be adding new prep content to the app soon! We’ve also made some behind-the-scenes changes to make the app more versatile. Don’t forget to rate this new version!

Jun 15
2015
Version 5.2.1

• Squashed a bug that sometimes caused exams to crash in free mode
• Other stability improvements

Want even more CSCS® practice questions? Rate the app and tell us how Pocket Prep has made a difference in your studies!

May 16
2015
Version 5.2

We've added landscape support for iPad! We also made some minor design changes to key iPad screens for a better study experience. Here's the full list of changes:

• Added iPad landscape support
• Modified iPad home screen header
• Squashed bugs affecting discounted premium access

Want even more cool and helpful features? Leave us a rating or review. Your opinion matters to us!

May 04
2015
Version 5.1

• Added App Preview video
• Added QOTD sorting animations
• Misc UI improvements

Mar 28
2015
Version 5.0.2

• New 3 answer-option format to reflect current NSCA® exam standards
• Updated knowledge area breakout
• Squashed bugs and corrected typos

Mar 10
2015
Version 5.0.1

We’ve addressed several interface issues that iOS 7 users were experiencing. Pocket Prep recommends updating to iOS 8 for the best study experience possible. Thanks for your continued support!

Mar 02
2015
Version 5.0

Our biggest release to date has finally arrived! We're proud to continue to add helpful new features so you can tackle the CSCS® exam with confidence. Thanks for making us the top brand in mobile test prep!

• Added support for iPhone 6 and 6+
• Optimized for iOS 8
• NEW Question of the Day feature
• NEW Study reminders feature
• NEW Exam day countdown feature
• Several interface enhancements

*Please note that you may need to "Restore Purchase" after this update. Contact us if you have any questions.

Sep 15
2014
Version 4.1

• Corrected SLA mode scoring bug
• Added question flagging for later review
• Explanations and passages are now easier to read/dismiss

Aug 03
2014
Version 4.0

The all-new iOS 7 version is here! We've made several changes to our apps based on your feedback. The most notable include:

+ 50 new questions!
+ Major curriculum overhaul!
+ Show live answers mode (replaces study mode), which allows you to see your answers as you go but still receive a score at the end
+ Slide-out menu navigation during exams
+ Fast toggling of knowledge areas
+ Popup tutorials
+ Ebook on mastering multiple choice strategies
+ In-app messaging center

Thank you for using Pocket Prep™ - please keep the feedback coming and don't forget to rate this new version!

Aug 18
2013
Version 3.1.0

Thanks for your feedback! We've completely restructured hundreds of questions and fixed all discrepancies. To say thanks, we've added 140 more questions!

WHATS NEW:
+ Content revisions
+ New badge and app look
+ 140 more questions, 550 total!

May 18
2013
Version 1.1

+ Enhanced feedback feature
+ Content revisions

Apr 04
2013
Version 1.0

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