One of the key things you'll need to do in preparation for the SCS exam is to revise the theoretical knowledge from the P3, E3 and F3 exams.

You might have passed these exams many months ago so unfortunately this will mean going back through the material and filling in any gaps in your knowledge, so that you are up-to-date with the learning outcomes for 2015 CIMA Strategic Exams.

You can't forget the technical material now you've passed your E3, F3 and P3 exams. You've still got be very familiar with it as you will be expected to use it in this exam. You'll need to use your knowledge in the context of the case study company and the specific new information provided. Application will be the key, rather than simply being able to state the theory. The best answers will use theoretical knowledge in combination with wider analysis and business acumen. With technical skills being a total of 25% of the exam this is a vital element to passing.

Our SCS study text - part 2 condenses the key theories into 1 useful text. You can buy this on our website to save time looking through 3 different study texts!