To prepare for the exam, I attended a 5-day boot camp. If I took another week or two to study, I would have been prepared for the exam. However, without having it scheduled, and weeks turned into months, I didn’t take the exam until 5 months later. Regardless, the material I received was helpful for studying.
I have the opportunity to teach sessions as part of a ten-week prep course (one night a week). In hindsight, I feel this is a valuable approach, providing the student with one week to imerse themselves in the topic before proceeding to the next area. Still, there is a place for the five-day consecutive classes. I don’t think we could have one replace the other.