If you listen to Albert Einstein, then you should pass your CIPS exams. Now I am not suggesting that you need to understand his E = mc2 or have an understanding of physics – so don’t panic! However, there is a famous quote attributed to Einstein that you should live by.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
What I have learned in my 20 years in industry is that it is the people who do not know what they are talking about that use the most amount of jargon and technical terms. When you truly understand something, you can put it in simplistic terms.
Take a look at your revision notes, are they in simple terms in your own words? Or are they copied from the technical jargon in the book or from that website that you found more information? Can you explain the major concepts in your module such as value engineering, financial derivatives, or conflicts of interest in simplistic terms that a six-year-old could understand?
If the answer is no, then go back to your notes and re-write them in those areas, or practice explaining concepts to your friends, partners, or family members. (I find bringing a gift like chocolates or alcohol makes them happier to listen to you talk about CIPS for longer!)
If you need my help in explaining the concepts then get in touch, we are here to help.
Best of luck in your exam