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CTP Exam Tips: Danger in the Decimals
When taking the CTP exam, the participant is only permitted the use of the calculator on the computer, which generally displays 15 to 17 characters. Other calculators can display up to 20 characters. Excel automatically calculates 15 places after the decimal, even though the display can be limited to any number less than that. Why is this important to know? Too many decimals can yield the wrong answer.  Read more...

7/13/2016 | Comments (0)

CTP Exam Tips: Are the Examples Real?
One comment made by numerous students in classes, study sessions, online, and other places is: “This example in the text isn’t real. That isn’t the way my company does this.”  Read more...

6/29/2016 | Comments (0)

After the Exam: Staying on Top of Treasury
Congratulations! You have successfully passed the CTP exam. But recertification is something that you have to think about down the road.  Read more...

6/14/2016 | Comments (0)

CTP Exam Tips: Performing an Analysis
The questions on the CTP Exam are written to be very specific, and are simple as a result. In the business world, many questions are asked that appear to be as simple, but are not.  Read more...

5/25/2016 | Comments (0)

CTP Exam Tips: Putting a Study Schedule Together
When you get the materials and as you read all the recommendations online, it’s all very overwhelming and can be difficult to determine where to start and how to put your study schedule together. I’m going to share what I did, based on personal study habits and a few recommendations from others.  Read more...

5/10/2016 | Comments (2)

CTP Exam Tips: The Tools to Pass
So you’re preparing for the CTP Exam and I bet you’re wondering “where do I go and what do I do?” That is a normal reaction and one that I remember having vividly. But there are steps you can take to make sure that you are fully prepared for the exam.  Read more...

4/25/2016 | Comments (1)

CTP Exam Tips: 5 Keys for Aspiring CTPs
If you’re studying to be a Certified Treasury Professional, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. Here are five tips, based on my own experiences preparing for the exam.  Read more...

4/12/2016 | Comments (1)

CTP Exam Tips: How to Pass on Your First Attempt
Want to know the cheapest, fastest, and most effective way to study for and pass the CTP exam on the first attempt?  Read more...

3/16/2016 | Comments (4)

CTP Exam Tips: Just Being in Treasury Won’t Cut It
Like many accountants turned treasury professionals, I started exploring the CTP as a means of adding another certification. But I quickly realized that merely being in the treasury profession won’t cut it.  Read more...

3/3/2016 | Comments (0)

CTP Exam Tips: 4 Basic Prep Strategies
Preparing for the CTP exam can seem daunting, but the keys to success are related to the old adage, “Eat an elephant one bite at a time.”  Read more...

2/18/2016 | Comments (7)

CTP Exam Tips: With the Right Prep, Anyone Can Pass
Anyone can pass the test—with the right preparation. AFP offers a plethora of training tools that can assist with this preparation.  Read more...

2/4/2016 | Comments (2)

CTP Exam Tips: How to Read the Questions
When you sit down to answer questions, whether they are from the sample tests, or for the exam itself, make sure to read the question slowly and completely. All of the questions have been written to provide the minimum amount of information needed to determine the answer.  Read more...

1/15/2016 | Comments (2)

CTP Exam Tips: Handling the Three Question Levels
The CTP Exam is a timed test with nearly 200 questions to be answered in three and a half hours. An important fact to keep in mind about the test questions is that there are three levels of questions; basic, intermediate, and advanced.  Read more...

1/4/2016 | Comments (0)

CTP Exam Tips: All the Information is There
When you’re preparing for an exam, there’s always going to be that fear that the information provided to you on the test won’t be sufficient. And if that happens, it doesn’t matter how much you’ve studies; it’s going to be incredibly difficult to come up with the correct answer.  Read more...

12/18/2015 | Comments (1)

CTP Exam Tips: Taking the Test
You’ve committed to taking the exam, put in the necessary time, worked on your weak spots, and the test day is almost upon you. What can you expect in the last few weeks prior to the exam?  Read more...

12/1/2015 | Comments (1)

CTP Exam Tips: Studying for the Test

So you’ve committed to taking the CTP exam, created a learning plan on how to get through the chapters of the AFP Treasury Learning System, and told your friends, family and coworkers about a new opportunity you’ve undertaken. Now what?


11/20/2015 | Comments (2)

About the CTP Exam Preparation Blog

Welcome to the CTP Exam Preparation Blog, another resource to help you prepare for the CTP exam. Aspiring Certified Treasury Professionals will find study tips by practitioners who have recently earned the designation, as well as posts by candidates chronicling their experiences and challenges as they prepare for the exam.


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CTP Exam Tips: Laying the Groundwork
A new job, more responsibilities and longer hours—just what I needed as my CTP exam loomed on the horizon. With a test date of June 27, I had a little over four months to study and prepare for the exam.  Read more...

11/9/2015 | Comments (0)

About the CTP Exam Prep Blog
Welcome to the new CTP Preparation Blog! Here’s another resource to help you prepare for the CTP exam.  Read more...

2/15/2013 | Comments (0)

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