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Past papers for CIPS 2006 qualifications are available here.
Exemplar questions with a range of learning outcomes for each unit are available. They show you the format and style of questions that you will encounter in an assessment.
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Optimising your study time
It may sound obvious, but the best thing you can do is get organised. Set a realistic and achievable timetable and find a quiet place to study. Don’t try to second guess likely exam questions, it is important to try to cover the whole unit content. You will need to focus on key issues, but you will also display a broad understanding of the subject.
Make clear notes from which to make ‘refresher’ points, use whatever form of notes you prefer - written word, colourful diagrams, flow charts, brain storming diagrams, bullet point lists etc. It is also a good idea to read widely.
The CIPS student forum is an excellent way of communicating with members in a similar situation to you.
Dip into journals and newspaper articles, or magazines such as Supply Management; online resources such as CIPS Intelligence, Supply Management online and the In the News section of the website, as wider reading will help you deepen and expand your understanding:
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