How to Prepare CDCS Examination?

You are expected to study CDCS examination by yourself. Preparation for the CDCS examination usually takes six months.


Question 1: This question comes from Siddharth, India.

Please advice where can I get different case studies to prepare for my Apr 2014 CDCS examination, please advice if sample test paper can be brought separately.

Question 2: This question comes from Sunil, India.

I want to do CDCS course, request to please guide me. I am working in an export import documentation department of a company in India to provide logistics services to our clients. Along with logistics services we will prepare export documentation as requested by LC.

Answer 1: You should prepare CDCS examination by yourself. Once you are registered to the examination, exam organizers, The London Institute of Banking & Finance and BAFT, supplies you exam preparation materials. These exam preparation materials can be classified under two groups:

  1. Study Text Book: This is the main study material for the CDCS exam preparation. This book covers all subjects of CDCS examination and it is labeled as “The Guide to Documentary Credits” which is written by Gary Collyer.
  2. Online Material: Once you are registered to the CDCS examination The London Institute of Banking & Finance supplies you a password with which you can reach their online resources. On their website you can find one sample CDCS examination.

Answer 2: I can suggest you Coastline Solutions online courses, despite the fact that these course are not intended for the exam preparation.

The good thing with Coastline Solutions courses is that if you will take them after you have been rewarded with the CDCS certificate, you can earn PDUs, which means that you may not need to enter re-examination after 3 years of certificate expiry date.

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