Went to Clemson University Extension office to get my study books for pesticides test preparation. First book is for the core test and the other is turf and ornamental. Cost was $40 for both. Then when I take the test it will be another $100 for both core and turf. These are fairly large books and will take some time to read and to absorb. I can hold my own although the Lord knows I have not come from a great line of thinkers. Don't take this question the wrong way, I do have a passion to learn and become knowledgeable and safe. At the same time a natural question has arrived. How tough is the test? Should I study for 6 months take notes and be quizzed and know everything up and down before I am able to pass? (a voice in my head says yes, you should not worry about just getting by you should know everything their is to know). Has anyone if you are man enough to admit it, fail the test due to the difficulty of questions?