Cpim Exam Top 10 Tips To Pass All 5 Cpim Exams The First Time

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CPIM Exam Top 10 Tips to Pass All 5 CPIM Exams the First Time

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Greg Fulls

Obtaining the Certified in Production and Inventory Management certification by passing all 5 tests is difficult, here are 10 tips so you can pass the Basics of Supply Chain, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, and finally the Strategic Management of Resources test the first time.

1. Know the APICS Dictionary. Knowing this terminology when reading each test questions will be essential to understanding the questions and getting the question correct! If you are an APICS member you can get a free copy of the dictionary.

2. Make sure to study important APICS books like Introduction to Materials Management by Arnold and the APICS OMBOC. These books are listed as important references in the CPIM exam content manual.

3. Map out your study schedule- simply walking into a CPIM exam thinking you will pass is almost certain failure. Dedicate an hour each day to study and prepare for your next test.

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4. Get plenty of sleep the night before the test. If you party all night before your test you will not be 100% prepared walking into the test. Arrive early so you are not rushing to get into the test.

5. Have some life experience in Production and Inventory Management before taking the test. Life experience is something you can not get from a book. Working in a production/ inventory environment will give you the experience necessary to pass the exams.

6. Use a CPIM test CPIM test simulation software like professional test pro s CPIM simulation software so you can practice in a simulated environment before you go and take the real test. Answering CPIM questions similar to the actual exam will give you the peace of mind that you will be able to pass the test. Don t take the test until you score above 78% on the simulation CPIM tests. You only need ~70% to pass each test, but you will want some extra padding before actually walking into the real test for the first time.

7. Read and re-read the CPIM exam content manual. This will give you the content for the exam along with some sample questions. This small booklet will be the core subject areas that each test will cover. Knowing these subject areas can focus your studying so you can pass the next test you are preparing for.

8. Use time management in your test. Don t spend an hour trying to solve one question forcing you to rush through the last 10 questions. Mark any question you are having troubles with and come back to it later if you have time. Your test simulation software can help you practice this time management.

9. Read the questions carefully. Some qualifying words APICS use are most, least, except, or not. These are important words in order for you can answer the questions properly.

10. Take your time. 5 tests is a lot to get through. Focus on one test, pass it, then start working on the next test. I recommend a month to study and prepare for each test. Some people can do it faster than that, some will need more time.

Following these 10 simple tips will put you in a good position to pass your CPIM exams the first time.

Greg Fulls is PMP, CPIM, and Six Sigma Black Belt Certified with his MBA from Arizona State University.Professional Test Pro (http://www.professionaltestpro.com) is built on teachers, technology developers, and certified analysts to help combine learning objectives, latest technology, and detailed questions to help our customers pass the

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Congressional staff actions prompt Wikipedia investigation

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Monday, January 30, 2006 

Edits by Massachusetts congressman Marty Meehan’s staff on his Wikipedia article spurred a Lowell Sun story and a subsequent Wikipedia investigation of all Internet addresses assigned to the Congress of the United States.

While edits from the Capitol are not generally news, the biographical article for Mr. Meehan was carefully edited, removing negative comments while expanding with content from the congressman’s political flyer. The IP address which made these edits has an extensive editing history on Wikipedia, and has been repeatedly blocked in past months for article vandalism and violation of Wikipedia policies (Wikipedia’s log of 143.231.249.141 being blocked from editing).

Wikipedia administrators, alerted to the Marty Meehan article edits, realized that many edits to politically-sensitive articles had been made from IP addresses assigned to the US Capitol building, and have begun an investigation into all edits from such addresses.

At the center of the investigation are edits by the IP address 143.231.249.141, which is the proxy through which most of the U.S. House Internet traffic passes. Jon Brandt, spokesman for the Committee on House Administration confirmed House ownership of the IP [1]. An aide for Rep. Meehan made two edits to the article on Meehan’s biography. The first was on July 18, 2005 and replaced the article with his official biography, which was biased towards Meehan. A later edit on December 27, 2005 removed text referring to Mr. Meehan’s pledge to only run four terms, or 8 years.

The text that was removed said “He also ran on a platform of term limits. However, after serving four terms as US Congressman, the number of terms he pledged that he and no other congressman should serve out, he has since gone back on his word and now is adamently [sic] against the idea of term limits for Congressmen.”

The text was replaced with: “His fiscally responsible voting record since then has earned him praise from citizen watchdog groups.”

Congressman Meehan has served seven terms as Representative of his home state of Massachusetts.

Most of the edits from Capitol Hill IPs have not been harmful edits. Many edits have been made which were neutral, correcting factual, spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. A sampling of both positive and harmful edits to politically-related articles are included here.

The communications director for Rep. Joe Wilson took a different approach to editing Rep. Wilson’s article. She contacted Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales, who advised that she supply a biography on the Wikipedia article’s discussion page, rather than edit the article directly, for other Wikipedia editors to check and to incorporate into the article itself. After she added the official bio to Wilson’s discussion page, Wikipedia editors used it and several other sources to expand the article substantially.

Following the reports of the edits from the House IP address, a so-called checkuser (a check of confidential information to determine the accounts used by staffers coming from that IP) was performed to determine what users logged-in with an account edited from the House IP address, and the edits made by all of those users were checked as well. They all showed little bias and no vandalism. [2]

Unlike the U.S. House, computers from the U.S. Senate are assigned individual IP addresses. To identify possible vandals, the edit history for all senators was checked, and a list of 25 addresses was extracted. While some had good faith edits, others showed unacceptable behaviour.

The entire 156.33.x.x netblock is for Senate use only [3]

The following is a partial list of U.S. Senator biographies on the English-language Wikipedia edited by Senate employees.

While the identity of these IPs are not known, a small sample of edits from Capitol IPs shows both helpful and harmful edits.

A complete list of all the Senatorial IPs that contributed to political articles can be found here.

The attention of Wikipedia administrators was drawn to the pattern of edits to Wikipedia articles by Congressional staffers at 18:47 on January 29. In response, Wikipedia administrators began a systematic examination of all edits to articles made from IP addresses that have been assigned for use by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Administrators found several places where edits from U.S. Senate IP addresses had been to articles on Senators.

Following online discussions using IRC, Wikipedia administrator FireFox blocked the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wikipedia editing privileges for one week while the issue is discussed. The block was lifted shortly thereafter by a dissenting admin. [19]

While the Wikimedia Foundation has not yet issued a statement regarding this, Jimmy Wales was quoted by the AP discouraging the removal of facts. “You don’t delete it,” Wales said. “If they wanted to put in their side of things, that would seem ethically relevant, rather than just omitting it.”

Ice Hockey: Claude Giroux scores overtime goal to lift Flyers to victory in Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 

A Claude Giroux goal 5:59 into the overtime period of play lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4–3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the eastern United States. The Flyers victory cuts the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2–1.

Giroux’s goal came on a redirection off Matt Carle’s pass, squeezing the through the right arm and leg of Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi.

“I tried to get a stick on it, and it just trickled in,” Giroux said. “Our line started playing well, so anytime your line’s going you just play better I think. The whole team just showed up tonight, and we really wanted that win.

“Desperation was the key word, I think. It’s almost do or die.”

Like the first two games, this one was decided by a one-goal margin, but was not as loose as the 6–5 Game 1 or tight as the 2–1 Game 2.

The Flyers hit first — converting on their first power play chance — when right-winger Danny Brière, who had been drifting deep in the offensive zone took a pass just in front of the net and put it past Niemi at the 14:58 mark of the first period. Leading up to the play, Blackhawk Marián Hossa has been sent to the penalty box for slashing, breaking the stick of a Flyers player. Scott Hartnell and Braydon Coburn provided assists on the play.

Chicago started the second period at a disadvantage after Dustin Byfuglien was sent off for roughing after a scuffle involving teammate Patrick Kane and Flyer Kimmo Timonen at the end of the first period. The Flyers could not take advantage as Mike Richards missed two great chances. The Blackhawks went right back down the ice and scored less than a minute after Byfuglien’s penalty expired, with a Duncan Keith shot from midway into the offensive zone at the 2:49 mark. Kane and Hossa had assists on the play.

A Dustin Byfuglien penalty for slashing at 9:31 led to a Flyers power play. In the power play, a Chris Pronger shot sent the arena into a frenzy as both the goal light and the arena horn went off, but the game officials did not award the goal to the Flyers. After a further 1:26 of game time, play finally stopped after an icing call. After a video review, officials awarded Philadelphia’s Scott Hartnell the goal.

After a stoppage in play, John Madden won the puck and passed it back to Brent Sopel, who shot a one-timer from the point into the far corner of the net to tie the game at the 17:52 mark of the second period.

The third period began with a goal-scoring flurry. With less than three minutes gone in the period, Kane scored a breakaway goal for Chicago at the 2:50 mark. Just 20 seconds later, Ville Leino collected a rebound off goalkeeper Niemi’s pad to tie the game. Jonathan Toews and Ben Eager collected assists on the Chicago goal, while Giroux collected the assist on Philadelphia’s goal. The goals were the only two of the third period and the game went to overtime.

At the 5:03 mark of the overtime period, a Flyers shot hit off the goal post and trickled down the line and before Niemi was able to secure the puck briefly. The arena staff blew the horn signaling a home goal before the puck was secured. A Flyers player managed to knock the puck into the back of the net, but upon video review, a no-goal was awarded with the game officials determining that the whistle signaling stoppage of play had been blown before the puck had been knocked loose. The respite for Chicago was brief as Giroux’s goal came just 56 seconds later.

Immediately after the game, Flyers captain Mike Richards told CBC Sports that the game-winning goal was a big relief to the team.

“We came out and played hard,” Richards said. “Both teams played extremely well and we were lucky to get the last goal.”

As for the goal that was called off in overtime, Richards said that the Flyers players did not really hear the whistle.

Niemi and Flyers counterpart Michael Leighton had 28 and 24 saves respectively.

Both teams had three power-play opportunities, all six of which occurred in the first two periods of play. Philadelphia was two for three in those chances while Chicago did not convert any.

Chicago and Philadelphia continue the best-of-seven series on Friday night at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center. The Stanley Cup will determine the 2009–10 National Hockey League champion after the top 16 teams earned the right to compete in the postseason. The NHL has 30 teams in the United States and Canada and attracts many international players.

Congressional staff actions prompt Wikipedia investigation

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Monday, January 30, 2006 

Edits by Massachusetts congressman Marty Meehan’s staff on his Wikipedia article spurred a Lowell Sun story and a subsequent Wikipedia investigation of all Internet addresses assigned to the Congress of the United States.

While edits from the Capitol are not generally news, the biographical article for Mr. Meehan was carefully edited, removing negative comments while expanding with content from the congressman’s political flyer. The IP address which made these edits has an extensive editing history on Wikipedia, and has been repeatedly blocked in past months for article vandalism and violation of Wikipedia policies (Wikipedia’s log of 143.231.249.141 being blocked from editing).

Wikipedia administrators, alerted to the Marty Meehan article edits, realized that many edits to politically-sensitive articles had been made from IP addresses assigned to the US Capitol building, and have begun an investigation into all edits from such addresses.

At the center of the investigation are edits by the IP address 143.231.249.141, which is the proxy through which most of the U.S. House Internet traffic passes. Jon Brandt, spokesman for the Committee on House Administration confirmed House ownership of the IP [1]. An aide for Rep. Meehan made two edits to the article on Meehan’s biography. The first was on July 18, 2005 and replaced the article with his official biography, which was biased towards Meehan. A later edit on December 27, 2005 removed text referring to Mr. Meehan’s pledge to only run four terms, or 8 years.

The text that was removed said “He also ran on a platform of term limits. However, after serving four terms as US Congressman, the number of terms he pledged that he and no other congressman should serve out, he has since gone back on his word and now is adamently [sic] against the idea of term limits for Congressmen.”

The text was replaced with: “His fiscally responsible voting record since then has earned him praise from citizen watchdog groups.”

Congressman Meehan has served seven terms as Representative of his home state of Massachusetts.

Most of the edits from Capitol Hill IPs have not been harmful edits. Many edits have been made which were neutral, correcting factual, spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. A sampling of both positive and harmful edits to politically-related articles are included here.

The communications director for Rep. Joe Wilson took a different approach to editing Rep. Wilson’s article. She contacted Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales, who advised that she supply a biography on the Wikipedia article’s discussion page, rather than edit the article directly, for other Wikipedia editors to check and to incorporate into the article itself. After she added the official bio to Wilson’s discussion page, Wikipedia editors used it and several other sources to expand the article substantially.

Following the reports of the edits from the House IP address, a so-called checkuser (a check of confidential information to determine the accounts used by staffers coming from that IP) was performed to determine what users logged-in with an account edited from the House IP address, and the edits made by all of those users were checked as well. They all showed little bias and no vandalism. [2]

Unlike the U.S. House, computers from the U.S. Senate are assigned individual IP addresses. To identify possible vandals, the edit history for all senators was checked, and a list of 25 addresses was extracted. While some had good faith edits, others showed unacceptable behaviour.

The entire 156.33.x.x netblock is for Senate use only [3]

The following is a partial list of U.S. Senator biographies on the English-language Wikipedia edited by Senate employees.

While the identity of these IPs are not known, a small sample of edits from Capitol IPs shows both helpful and harmful edits.

A complete list of all the Senatorial IPs that contributed to political articles can be found here.

The attention of Wikipedia administrators was drawn to the pattern of edits to Wikipedia articles by Congressional staffers at 18:47 on January 29. In response, Wikipedia administrators began a systematic examination of all edits to articles made from IP addresses that have been assigned for use by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Administrators found several places where edits from U.S. Senate IP addresses had been to articles on Senators.

Following online discussions using IRC, Wikipedia administrator FireFox blocked the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wikipedia editing privileges for one week while the issue is discussed. The block was lifted shortly thereafter by a dissenting admin. [19]

While the Wikimedia Foundation has not yet issued a statement regarding this, Jimmy Wales was quoted by the AP discouraging the removal of facts. “You don’t delete it,” Wales said. “If they wanted to put in their side of things, that would seem ethically relevant, rather than just omitting it.”

Tips For Choosing Solar Panels

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Given the greater environmental awareness many people have in today’s world, alternative energy sources are being looked into to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Among the most popular are solar panels, but discerning which of these to buy is not always an easy task. The following tips should provide a little help on the matter.

While solar panels can be expensive, do not assume that the dearest one you buy is therefore the best. For one thing, the panel you do purchase may not fit the area in which you need to install it. This renders your purchase both expensive and worthless, which is never a good outcome.

The cost of a panel is directly related to its size in watts. The larger the panel, therefore, the more watts it can generate for your appliances. Getting it installed where it will fit and ensuring it is powerful enough to run your appliances are the two factors you have to consider when selecting a panel. This is why it is unwise to estimate the value of a panel on the basis of cost alone.

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Another factor you should take note of when selecting a panel is the length of its warranty. The longer the term of the warranty, the greater the confidence that its manufacturer has invested in how long the panel can be expected to operate. Long term warranties are the only sort that you will want to see on a panel, as anything less than this can only be considered a sign of shoddy goods.

Realize that there are a large number of panel installers out there to choose from, so you should treat buying a panel as you would when buying car insurance. Shop around for quotes, compare which installers are the most affordable and what type of quality they offer on their products. From this information, you can make a sound purchasing decision.

Do your own research in any event to see what sort of energy savings can be derived from using a panel. Quite aside from showing you the money you can save from using panelling, such research can help prevent you from getting ripped off. Many unscrupulous salespeople will exaggerate the financial savings you can make as a result of purchasing their products. If you are armed with independent information, you can assess the reliability of such claims more accurately.

While many people choose to have their panelling installed on their roof, this can prove to be tricky in the long run. The connections may need to be periodically checked to make sure that everything is still in good order, and the panelling will need cleaned from time to time. The difficulty of doing this when the panelling is on the roof is considerable.

To conclude, there are a variety of factors to consider when purchasing solar panels. These factors range from practical issues concerning the product itself to the business practices of the installers themselves. The tips outlined above should provide you with greater awareness in handling these factors.

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City of Calgary, Canada removes fluoride from drinking water

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 

Calgary city council voted 10 to 3 on Wednesday to stop fluoridating their water supply. This overturns a previous plebiscite from 1989 to add the fluoride in an attempt to reduce tooth decay.

Opponents of water fluoridation claim that there could be unknown health effects of fluoride, and question its effectiveness in preventing tooth decay. They also claim that individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether or not to use fluoride. However, Alberta Health Services maintains that current evidence shows that fluoride is both safe, and beneficial to dental health.

It is estimated that no longer fluoridating the water supply could save Calgary’s city council C$750 thousand (€550 thousand) annually, as well as cutting a C$6 million (€4.3 million) upgrade to the fluoridation system.

5-year old American girl dies after visiting the dentist

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Friday, September 29, 2006 

Diamond Brownridge, a 5-year old girl from Chicago, Illinois, has died after a visit to the dentist. Children’s Memorial Hospital officials say that the girl was rushed to the hospital when she never woke up after being sedated for a dental procedure. She had been in a coma, on life support, since being admitted to the hospital early in the weekend.

“She passed very peacefully and beautifully,” said the hospital in a statement that the family issued.

Ommettress Travis, the mother of the girl, was asked not to remain inside the room while dentists were operating on the girl to repair two cavities and to have at least two caps replaced. Travis says after thirty minutes she was asked to come back in and found Brownridge not breathing, in the dentist chair.

Hicham Riba, a specialist and professional in anesthesia, who was also licensed, was the dentist in charge of the procedure.

“My family and I are so sad. May God bless Diamond and her family. Every time you have a tragedy like this, you pray more. I don’t think I will ever go back to a normal life after an experience like this,” Riba said in a statement on Wednesday, September 28.

According to the family, the girl had been given at least a triple dose of medicine that sedated her. Those drugs include: nitrous oxide gas, a single dose of an “oral agent” and an IV.

A judge has ordered that all equipment and materials used during the operation be protected and examined. The girl’s medical records have also been ordered to be examined.

There is no word on whether or not any charges will be filed against Riba or any of the dentist’s staff.

City of Calgary, Canada removes fluoride from drinking water

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 

Calgary city council voted 10 to 3 on Wednesday to stop fluoridating their water supply. This overturns a previous plebiscite from 1989 to add the fluoride in an attempt to reduce tooth decay.

Opponents of water fluoridation claim that there could be unknown health effects of fluoride, and question its effectiveness in preventing tooth decay. They also claim that individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether or not to use fluoride. However, Alberta Health Services maintains that current evidence shows that fluoride is both safe, and beneficial to dental health.

It is estimated that no longer fluoridating the water supply could save Calgary’s city council C$750 thousand (€550 thousand) annually, as well as cutting a C$6 million (€4.3 million) upgrade to the fluoridation system.

How To Do Telekinesis And Telekinetic Power And Learn Telekinesis

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If you really want to develop Telekinesis you have to put allot of effort into your Telekinetic training. Simply looking at something and hoping it will move will not help you develop your Telekinesis power. You have to be 100% devoted to developing your Telekinesis Power. What that means is you have to practice Telekinetics and Telekinesis training day in and day out.

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One way to start your telekinesis training is to start out in a dimly lit room thats quite where you will not be botherd and there are no distractions. Try your Telekinesis ability with something light like a paper clip to begin with. Try focusing on it and see it moving in your mind. You have to actually see the object moving in your mind. Focus on the clip and only the clip, put all your energy into it.

If you do not succeed to start with with Telekinesis do not fret it’s not as easy as people make it sound. Developing Telekinetics takes time and effort and allot of concentration. Learning Telekinesis and telepathy can take years to master and develop. And some people may never be able to learn telekinesis.

Another simple way to practice Telekinesis is with a cup of water. Get a cup or glass of water and go to a quiet place as stated before. (It’s very important in telekinesis training that you have a place to practice where you will not be distrubed) Place the glass or cup of water on the floor or a table in front of you. Wait until the water has settled and is not moving. Now focus on the water with you mind and imagine it moving. It may even help your telekinetic ability to actually wave your hand back over it and focus your energy through your hand to the water and visualise the water moving.

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Female lawyers to be granted court access in Saudi Arabia

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 

Female lawyers in Saudi Arabia may soon be granted limited court access for the first time. Mohammed al-Issa, the justice minister, said that the law was part of King Abdullah’s ongoing reform to Saudi Arabia’s judicial system. The law would allow female lawyers to represent other women at family-related cases, including marriage, divorce, and child custody.

Saudi women that are educated in law are currently permitted to work in the female section of government and court offices. Positions of higher authority are reserved for the opposite sex. The Saudi government is also building specialized “personal status” or family courts where female lawyers will be permitted to practice.

Women rights are strictly defined by Islamic Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. Employment and educational opportunities are dependent on a system of male guardianship. For example, a female under the age of 45 must gain the approval of a male before traveling.

According to the BBC, the law and other minor changes are steps in the direction of easing restrictions placed on Saudi women.