CPSM® Exam Review Course

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Seminar #4254
December 3 - 5, 2014
Dallas, TX

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This course is a review to help prepare supply professionals for taking the CPSM® exams. Participants will gain an understanding of the CPSM® program and of the breadth of content covered in each of the three exams:

  • Exam 1: Foundation of Supply Management
  • Exam 2: Effective Supply Management Performance
  • Exam 3: Leadership in Supply Management

This program has the added benefit of providing many best practices that can be applied immediately in the participant's organization.

The course begins with a brief overview of exam content areas, question format and types, exam characteristics and test-taking tips. CPSM® candidates will spend most of the course working on activities tied to tasks weighted most heavily in the exam specification and where candidates may expect the most exam questions on the exams. Students will have the opportunity to identify areas for further study using ISM™ published study materials and other resources. Attending this course does not guarantee successful completion of the exams.

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21 continuing education hours

Course Outline
  1. Introduction to CPSM®
    1. Why and How
    2. Certification and Recertification Requirements
    3. Cost, Registration and Application Information
    4. Content CPSM® Exam (and Bridge Exam)
    5. Characteristics and Technical Properties of Exams
    6. Scoring of Exams
    7. Types of Exam Questions
    8. Reference Materials for Additional Study and Preparation
    9. Distribution of Questions Within Exams
    10. Test-Taking Hints and Tips
  2. CPSM® Exam 1: Foundation of Supply Management
    1. Negotiation Planning and Strategies
    2. Supply Management Spend Analysis
    3. Cost/Benefit Analysis
    4. Global Sourcing
    5. Bid Analysis and Supplier Selection
    6. Developing Supply Strategies
    7. Supplier Relations and Management
  3. CPSM® Exam 2: Effective Supply Management Performance
    1. Terms Used in Forecasting
    2. Standardization
    3. Key Performance Indicators
    4. Information Planning and Control Systems
    5. Supply Management Role in Product/Service Development
    6. Project Planning, Execution and Control
    7. Continuous Improvement
    8. Quality and Performance
  4. CPSM® Exam 3: Leadership in Supply Management
    1. Supply Management's Mission and Vision
    2. Aligning with Business Plans
    3. Acquisitions, Mergers and Divestitures
    4. Impacting the External Role of Supply Management
    5. Working in Teams
    6. Supply Management and the Law
    7. Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    8. Strategic Sourcing Plans
    9. Supply Management Analytics
    10. Supply Management Strategies
  5. Wrap-up and Conclusion

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Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas Love Field
3880 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220

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In order to ensure maximum participation interaction and learning, enrollment is limited.

Seminar Hours:
2-Day Seminars
First Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3-Day Seminars
First Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Third Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

One-Day Seminars:       8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Half-Day Seminars (On-Point):     1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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