Welcome to the CTP Exam Preparation Blog. We will be featuring four guest bloggers who, like you, are CTP candidates. Read about their journey as they prepare for the CTP exam.
Our first blogger, Kate, is a treasury management analyst for a large bank. She has accepted the challenge of preparing for the CTP exam while completing her MBA capstone project and taking on additional responsibility at work. We’ll follow her while she uses the AFP Learning System Treasury to keep her studies on track while she juggles all of those responsibilities.
Our second blogger, Steve, recently relocated to Australia from Canada and hopes to make his resume stand out in this competitive environment by adding the CTP credential to his list of accomplishments. He currently works for a governmental entity.
Our third blogger, Susan, works for a national retailer and has some of the work/life balance challenges that so many candidates face. She is using the Essentials of Treasury Management to study for the CTP while working on her MBA and still finding time for her toddler.
Our final blogger works for a large tech company and has been in treasury for just 1.5 years. Rose is using the AFP Learning System Treasury. To supplement her studies, she has joined a study group organized by her local TMA association.
In the spirit of full disclosure, our bloggers prepared for and took the exam in the December 2011- January 2012 testing window.
However, they prepared and submitted these blog entries throughout the course of their studies and did not have the opportunity to edit them after the fact. Some of their names above have been changed— we didn’t want the pressure of being in the spotlight to change their study habits. We wanted them to be completely honest about the process and share the struggles and successes so future candidates could benefit from their experiences.
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