IBTC's Part-time evening and Saturday courses are an excellent way of preparing for the CIMA exams. Courses are lecture-based and relatively fast-paced focusing on the core examinable areas of the syllabus. All courses include a set of BPP study material (see below).
|Classes (T4 on PC)
T4 on PC - what you need to knowDo I need to learn anything new for the T4 exam?
You will not have to learn any new material for T4(b) as the paper seeks to consolidate all the knowledge you have gained throughout your CIMA studies. Knowledge of your strategic level papers, the pre-seen case study and industry research is required.
Why was T4 on PC introduced?
The T4 on PC exams were introduced by CIMA to simulate a real business environment where people no longer sit and write reports by hand. It simulates a real business environment by allowing you to use Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). Proficiency in Word and Excel will be to your advantage.
Is the T4 on PC exam for me?
If you type faster than you write, then you should consider doing your T4 exam on PC.
The PC exams are 45 days after the release of the CIMA results. Is there enough time to prepare?
If you are familiar with the Strategic Level content, then 45 days will be sufficient. The material and notes provided by IBTC will enable you to prepare for your exam and leave enough time to do several mock exams - an essential element of your exam preparation! (If you still need to revise your Strategic Level work, then it's advisable to do the paper-based exam, which will leave you with more time to prepare).
Can I write in March and May (or in Sept and Nov)?
Yes, CIMA allows a student to sit T4 with the same pre-seen material twice. When the results for the March/Sept T4 on PC are released, CIMA opens the entry for the May T4 exam for about 5 days to allow students to enter for the May/Nov exam. Students will receive an email on the day that the results are released giving them a deadline when they have to enter for the May/Nov exam. Normal exam fees apply with no late entry penalty. The onus is on the student to enter for the exam.