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APICS CSCP Learning System SmartStudy Plan

To get started, follow these simple steps:

1) Take the pretest found in in the APICS CSCP Learning System. This will provide a gauge of your initial knowledge of the material.
As a general rule, you can assign a comfort level number based on your pretest score.
Enter the comfort score on the worksheet in the pretest column for each section.

Pretest Score (%)

Suggested
Comfort Level

50% or lower
60%
70%
80%
90%

1
2
3
4
5

2) Translate your supply chain management experience into a comfort level number. The depth, breadth and length of your experience will help you determine how well you may
understand the initial concepts and whether you have been able to apply them. You can assign an approximate comfort level for each year of varying supply chain management experience.
Enter the comfort score on the worksheet in the experience column for each section. Enter the comfort score on the worksheet in the pretest column for each section.

3) Determine your final comfort level score by adding the pretest and experience scores and dividing by 2. Since the Certified Supply Chain Professional Exam is based on your ability to
understand and apply the knowledge, they receive equal weighting. Your score should help you decide which areas will require the most study to be prepared.

APICS CSCP Learning System SmartStudy Plan

Below is your customized SmartStudy plan. Your total comfort score by section was calculated by converting your pretest score to a 1-5 scale, adding it to your comfort level experience score, and dividing by 2.
Since the Certified Supply Chain Professional Exam is based on your ability to understand concepts and apply your knowledge, they receive equal weighting. Your score should help you decide which areas
will require the most study time to be prepared for the exam.
Estimated
Time

Study Task

Comfort Level (1-5)

CSCP Weighting

Total
Comfort

Experience

Pretest

33.33%
5 min

Section A: Supply Chain Management Concepts (65 pages)

2 hours 10 min

Section B: Supply Chain Alignment with Business Strategy (47 pages)

Section F: Market Segmentation (12 pages)

1 hour 50 min
1 hour 10 min
50 min
50 min
30 min

Section G: Demand Planning (65 pages)

2 hours 10 min

Section H: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Concepts (15 pages)


Section I: Supply Management Concepts (34 pages)
Review Module 1: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management chapter quizzes
Section A: Supply Chain Management Concepts (54 questions)
Section B: Supply Chain Alignment with Business Strategy (36 questions)
Section C: Supply Chain Design and Improvement Considerations (31 questions)
Section D: Inventory Management (17 questions)
Section E: Logistics Fundamentals (23 questions)
Section F: Market Segmentation (16 questions)
Section G: Demand Planning (44 questions)
Section H: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Concepts (15 questions)
Section I: Supply Management Concepts (25 questions)
Review Module 1: Learning Activity 1 (5 questions)
Review Module 1: Learning Activity 2 (7 questions)
Review Module 1: Learning Activity 3 (8 questions)
Review Module 1: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management flashcards (105)
Study Module 2: Strategy, Design and Compliance reading material

30 min
1 hour 10 min

Module 2 Introduction (2 pages)

5 min
50 min
1 hour 10 min
1 hour 40 min

Section C: Supply Chain Design and Improvement Considerations (33 pages)


Section D: Inventory Management (23 pages)
Section E: Logistics Fundamentals (26 pages)

Section A: Sustainability (24 pages)


Section B: Risk Management (32 pages)
Section C: Globalization (48 pages)
Section D: Logistics (76 pages)
Section E: Managing the Supply Chain (26 pages)
Section F: Technology (99 pages)
Section G: Influencing and Prioritizing Demain (43 pages)
Section H: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (36 pages)
Section I: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) (55 pages)
Section J: Inventory Planning and Control (28 pages)
Review Module 2: Strategy, Design and Compliance chapter quizzes
Section A: Sustainability (17 questions)
Section B: Risk Management (27 questions)
Section C: Globalization (38 questions)
Section D: Logistics (61 questions)
Section E: Managing the Supply Chain (22 questions)
Section F: Technology (95 questions)
Section G: Influencing and Prioritizing Demain (40 questions)
Section H: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (33 questions)
Section I: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) (46 questions)
Section J: Inventory Planning and Control (21 questions)
Review Module 2: Learning Activity 1 (2 questions)
Review Module 2: Learning Activity 2 (2 questions)
Review Module 2: Learning Activity 3 (2 questions)
Review Module 2: Strategy, Design and Compliance flashcards (112)
Study Module 3: Implementation and Operations reading material
Module 3 Introduction (2 pages)
Section A: Supply Chain Dynamics (37 pages)
Section B: Managing Supply from Internal Sources (68 pages)
Section C: Managing Supply from External Sources (32 pages)
Section D: Implementation of Demand Plans (23 pages)
Section E: Continuous Improvement (50 pages)
Review Module 3: Implementation and Operations chapter quizzes
Section A: Supply Chain Dynamics (26 questions)
Section B: Managing Supply from Internal Sources (48 questions)
Section C: Managing Supply from External Sources (21 questions)
Section D: Implementation of Demand Plans (18 questions)
Section E: Continuous Improvement (22 questions)
Review Module 3: Learning Activity 1 ( 3 questions)
Review Module 3 Learning Activity 2 (2 questions)
Review Module 3: Learning Activity 3 (7 questions)
Review Module 3: Implementation and operations flashcards (50)
Complete posttest to measure learning gain (50 questions)
Visit online resource center

Total Minimum Study Hours:

55 min
40 min
35 min
20 min
25 min
20 min
45 min
15 min
25 min
5 min
10 min
10 min
1 hour 5 min
33.33%

2 hours 30 min

50 min
3 hours 20 min

1 hour 30 min
1 hour 10 min
2 hours
1 hour
20 min
30 min
40 min
1 hour 5 min
25 min
1 hour 35 min
40 min
35 min
1 hour
25 min
5 min
5 min
5 min
1 hour 12 min
33.33%
5 min
1 hour 20 min
2 hours 20 min

1 hour 5 min
50 min
1 hour 40 min
30 min
50 min
25 min
20 min
25 min
5 min
5 min
10 min
50 min
50 min
1-3 hours
59 hours

Complete

Student to determine
priority of study and check
off when the tasks are
completed.

Uses a scale of 1-5, with 1 indicating the lowest comfort level and 5 indicating the highest comfort level
50 min
10 min

Complete pretest from The APICS CSCP Learning System to gauge your knowledge.
Review Course Overview
Study Module 1: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management reading material
Module 1 Introduction (2 pages)

Priority Order
of Study

APICS CSCP Learning System SmartStudy Plan


Use this chart as a guide to determine the length of time needed to study.
Commitment
in Weeks
9 weeks
5 weeks
4 weeks
3 weeks

Average Time/Week
3 hours
5 hours
7 hours
10 hours

Recommended
Final Review
2 weeks
2 weeks
2 weeks
2 weeks

Total
Weeks
11 weeks
7 weeks
6 weeks
5 weeks

Test Date

Date to Begin
Studies

*This chart is based upon studying a minimum of 59 hours using the APICS CSCP Learning System reading materials, pretest, section quizzes, posttest, eFlashcards, and
the resource center. For final preparation during the last 2-3 weeks prior to your exam, we encourage you to spend 1 1.5 hours per day going through the test questions in various
sections. This document provides a general guide for your CSCP preparations. The actual amount of time required to prepare will vary based on your supply chain management
experience, reading speed, learning style and comfort with studying and test-taking. Following this plan in no way guarantees that you will pass the CSCP Exam.

APICS CSCP Exam Weighting By Section

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

33.33%

33.33%
Strategy, Design and Compliance

33.33%

Implementation and Operations