If you are reading this, you are seriously considering preparing a portfolio to achieve a competency set. To prepare a successful portfolio, you need to have knowledge and skill in that area. . If you have not done so already, here is a quick way to determine if you have enough knowledge and skill in a competency set to successfully prepare a portfolio.
- Choose a competency set in which you feel you could prepare a portfolio and look at the competencies in that set.
- If for over 50% of the competencies you can say “I know that,” or “I can do that” then you can probably prepare a successful portfolio. At this point do not worry about how you would demonstrate your competency. We have Portfolio Development Suggestions to help you document your knowledge and skills.
- If over 50% of the time, you do not feel you have the skills and knowledge in a competency, then you may want to take a course. It is very difficult to prepare a successful portfolio if you have little experience in that competency set.
IF you still are not sure (for 50% of the competencies you have the skill and for 50% you do not) you may want to read the rest of this section and look at the Portfolio Development Suggestions and then decide.