The comprehensive exam covers topics taught throughout the degree program, which are aligned to the topics required for accreditation. If you are taking this exam early in your program (the inbound exam), there is no need to prepare. The inbound exam simply assesses the baseline data the school needs for its analysis. If you are taking the exam at the end of your program (the outbound exam), the preparation for the exam comes from your educational experience with the school, specifically through the required courses for your degree. The exam assesses the foundational knowledge areas and common professional components.