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Now Available - Online CPSM® Exam Review Courses in the ISM Knowledge Center

The CPSM® Online Exam Review Courses (#3969) are now available in the ISM Knowledge Center. These courses enables candidates to assess their knowledge acquired through education and experience against the content tested in CPSM® Exams.

Participants get an in-depth review and assessment of the material in the CPSM® Study Guide by tailoring the courses to their specific study needs. These interactive courses includes sample test questions, case studies and bonus supplemental content developed by subject-matter experts. This bonus content gives candidates additional study material for tasks with the most questions on the exams. Get immediate feedback with this online review course to customize your personal study program.

Study Guide to help supply management professionals advance their career.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced the release of the CPSM Study Guide, a critical component for professionals looking to advance their career by attaining ISM’s latest professional credential, the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). The Study Guide, applicable to Exam and Bridge Exam candidates, provides information on test specification, examples of the testing format and question styles. "The CPSM Study Guide is the keystone in a candidate’s study preparation," ISM CEO Paul Novak, C.P.M., said. The CPSM represents the highest degree of professional competencies, containing the most comprehensive body of knowledge in supply management, and is designed to lead the profession by emphasizing the main components of supply management. The CPSM will be relevant internationally and reflect the expanded education, skills and experience needed to be a successful supply management professional.
 
Effective April 1, 2008, the CPSM Study Guide became available for $59 for members and $89 for nonmembers. The ISM Professional Series (available in May), another key study tool for CPSM candidates, are available for $200 for members and $280 for nonmembers. Place your order by contacting ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or by downloading a product order form located at http://www.ism.ws. Select Products, then Download Product Order Form. 

Exam Specs For New Qualification

Exam 1 - Foundation of Supply Management
Covers: Contracting/negotiations; cost/finance; international; social responsibility; sourcing; supplier relationship management. Includes 165 questions (150 scored - 2 hours, 45 minutes)

Exam 2 - Effective Supply Management Performance
Covers: Forecasting; logistics; materials & inventory management; organization/department assessment; planning; product development; project management; quality. Includes 165 questions (150 scored - 2 hours, 45 minutes)

Exam 3 - Leadership in Supply management
Covers: Leadership; risk and compliance; strategic sourcing. Includes 180 questions (165 scored - 3 hours)

To access the exam specs and other information regarding the new qualification is to go to the ISM Home Page (www.ism.ws), Select the Professional Credentials tab, then Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Program. Contact the Certification Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

For more information on the CPSM. study programs sponsored by ISM-Memphis, Inc. contact Mike Babineaux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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