Sunday, 27 March 2011

Scenario-based questions


Kugesh wrote:

I attended you exam techniques and scenario based questions seminar in Jhb late last year. I have found a video on the Exam techniques did you record the scenario based session and if so where could I get hold of this recording or the presentation (answer plan slides) ?

Thanks for your message. Yes, the slides are here, on slideshare. There's also another one, dealing with answer planning using mind maps, that might help.
I'll have to do a Learning Burst....

Thursday, 24 March 2011

March results, and entry for May

CIMA published the pass rates for its March exams today, so congratulations to those of you who passed. Don't forget, whether you passed or not, that you only have a week if you want to enter for the May exams.

If you weren't successful in March, check out my Learning Bursts to improve your chances next time.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Interesting times...

Well, yesterday CIMA announced a planned 'joint venture' with the AICPA (the American accounting body). There are more details in CIMA's press release.

Job in the USA, anyone?

I'll be interested to know what you think. I know no more than you, at this stage.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Choosing a college (in South Africa)

Anonymous wrote:

I am planning to sit the May exams in Johannesburg, but I can not find a colege near me that does CIMA. You have been to SA. Can you help?

Well, while it would be wrong of me to recommend specific colleges, I can suggest a couple of things that will help:
  1. Find out which colleges teach CIMA in your area. The CIMA college finder is an online tool for just that. Simply enter your country or city, and the results will be there. You can then contact the colleges. Your first stop should always be the 'Quality Partner' colleges.
  2. Ask around. There's nothing better than a recommendation. My Learning Burst on choosing a college goes into more detail.
I hope that helps.