Preparing for the Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS) Exam
Recommendations for Exam Preparation Study the current version of the IFPUG Counting Practices Manual. Remember to thoroughly review the counting examples. Count! The more you count, the better your chances of achieving a passing grade. Count a variety of application types and count types (development, application, and enhancement). A limited use of function point analysis in an organization can lead to a limited amount of the experience necessary to perform well on all parts of the exam. Read the CFPS Overview and Helpful Hints docu- ments at http://www.ifpug.org/certification/. Consult with other exam candidates regarding their experiences via the IFPUG website Bulletin Board. IFPUG Case Studies are available and can be used as a study aid for both applying the rules and practicing casework. Be sure that the case studies used are applicable to the CPM version of the test that you are taking.