Amazon: Please do a better job of policing reviews. The 5 positive reviews are obviously plants from the publisher. Several of the reviews are copied word-for-word with different names.
As for the actual product, the two other negative reviews given cover my complaints. I have found several questions with wrong answers. The explanations given for the answers just repeat the correct answer. The test questions I have seen so far do not cover several very important portions of the exam.
If you are serious about passing the CSCP exam, do not waste your money on this product.
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I am currently using this software and funny part is the questions are not tricky but the question themselves have an answer in them already put with a ? . So its a challenge to figure out what the question is. I wish I would have negative stars to be given for this software. There are a lot of typo, grammatical errors and usually CSCP exam contains questions like, mostly likely, except types, which are not at all in this exam. Due to these reasons a doubt casts whether the answer themselves are legitimate in supply chain context. I absolutely don't recommend this software.
I purchased this software to study for the APICS CSCP exam, and was so completely disgusted with the product that I immediately shelved it. Where to start.....
1). There aren't 24 exams, there are only 14. So, it's really only 1,470 questions. False advertising.
* Edited 01/21/11 - looks like they changed the title on Amazon to a lower number of questions.
2). Upon installing the software and discovering this, I decided to hit the "About" button to get a contact number. It immediately froze my system, requiring a re-boot. Tried again, same problem. Installed on a different PC, same problem.
3). Decided to look through the exams? Found that the questions were very difficult to understand? Found out what the reason was? Whoever entered the "Questions" automatically put a question mark at the end? Even if it was a fill in the blank? See how annoying that is. It didn't leave me with a very good feeling about the quality of the product.
4). Minor annoyances - it doesn't remember your settings from session to session, so if you want to have explanations after each question, you need to go back in and set it each time. If you want feedback after each question, and you get the question wrong, there's a picture of a 1 year old baby, hitting her head, saying "Sorry, that was the wrong answer!"
5). The questions are really poor. In many instances, they've lifted a sentance from one of the modules, removed a word, and made a fill in the blank. There are two issues with this.
First, it give the impression that there are trivial questions, and that the answers are based on memorization of specific sentences vs. understanding and applying concepts. If you want to pass the exam, understanding and applying are crucial.Read more ›
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I did not come from a supply chain background and needed to come up to speed quickly. The problems really are harder in this book than on the actual exam. Just make sure you understand how to do it correctly, it doesn't matter if you know it off the top of your head while you are studying this stuff for the first time in 3 years. When I got to the test, the questions seemed very easy and straightforward because I had struggled through the concepts while studying.
Excellent prep and I passed my CSCP exam with little trouble.