Future Target Institute is delighted to present our first interview in a series of expert insights into the CAMS exam with one of our brilliant students. Fatema shares her experience with how long it takes to study for the CAMS Exam, how to prepare for ACAMS certifications and what material and strategy she used.
1-Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’ve been working in the banking sector for the past ten years in the business side. Never had a compliance background. My daily work is related to projects and reporting with a business background.
2-What made you decide to give the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist exam?
I was nominated by my superiors to take CAMs even though my background was purely into finance and business so it was very challenging to understand the material but I found that once you start taking the Cams Exam preparation classes, you will understand the course and exam much easier.
3-How did you start preparing?
I’ve read the material several times with highlighting main points for CAMS Test, did several practices online and through your institute. I’ve taken online classes to practice with Future Target Institute which I highly recommend to take with before taking the exam. The instructor gave me an overall insight of the material and the exam and helped me identify repeated questions and key areas.
4-What did your schedule look like during your preparation days?
Almost a month before the exam my desk was fall of practice papers which I’ve went through and tried to solve. I highly advice that before taking the exam you need to practice for a mimum of three weeks
5-What part of the exam did you find the easiest?
The portion on International Anti-Money Landering Compliance Programmes because it was direct questions.The rest of the questions from CAMS Exam in 2021 were subjective and depends on your understanding of the taught course material and exam content.
6-Which part of this certification did you think was the most difficult?
The subjective questions which you aren’t sure which answer is the accurate one since two of them will seem correct but one has to be selected
7-Now that you are a part of the ACAMS community, what are your future plans?
To continue attending seminars and to be up to date with sanctions and regulations.
The certificate has gave me an overall insight and full knowledge in compliance and it’s process
8-Finally, do you have any tips for aspirants and students who will be taking the exam soon?
My advise to be to attend the exam with full preparations. Understand the material carefully and do research. Once you feel prepared then take your exam! All the best to all prepaing for the CAMs exam this year.
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