I have been hurdling through reading chapters after chapters of Java Programming to prepare for Faculty Competency Exams given to STI teaching personnel.
This has been the culture of STI's educational system since my first year of teaching in 2000. However, back then, I had to pass the qualifying exam first before teaching the subject. These days, teachers can be a given at least a semester to master the subject before taking the big exam.
The qualifying exam can be quite a burden but this is one control to make sure that member schools of STI in local and national levels follow strictly the prescribed courseware.
So, should I not pass, I just have to leave my teaching job and do better but I can only wish to pass the exam with flying honors.