Q: Hi I am currently studying for the cips exam level 5 improving competiveness in supply chain. Apparently the exam is a pre release case study and an open book exam. I am having trouble motivating myself to study for it as it feels like I don’t need too given I will have 4 days with the exam and then the book to help in the exam. What was your experience in this exam? It seems (dare I say it) too easy?
A: Please search case study and also AD3 on my blog and read about my experience. Case study will be released approx 1 month before the exam. I recommend that you study your course book as if there is no case study or open book. Once you read my posts you will understand the reasons. It is a really tough exam the case study is a booklet its not like a one page document.
If you are also preparing for AD3 Case study as your next CIPS exam, please read about the experience i shared through previous posts on these links: