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CAE Study Guide 2015: Preparation Reference for the Certified Association Executive Exam

CAE Study Guide 2015: Preparation Reference for the Certified Association Executive Exam

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Kathleen M. Edwards (Executive Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-86520-0

Feb 2015, Jossey-Bass

360 pages

In Stock

$82.00

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The ASAE CAE preparation guide featuring 100 exam questions

This is the ASAE test prep resource for the CAE exam, which leads to certification as an association executive. The ASAE CAE Study Guide (2015): Preparation Reference for the Certified Association Executive Exam + Practice Test Bank is the only book with a practice exam based on actual questions released from the official CAE item bank. This edition reflects newly updated and revised job analysis study findings from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In this book, you’ll find everything you need to feel confident on test day, including high-level summaries of all the content covered in the CAE content outline’s nine domains.

In addition to easy-to-digest content sections, CAE Study Guide (2015) is full of indispensable resources for anyone preparing for CAE certification. The online practice exam includes 100 questions released from the official CAE exam database, and testing tips will orient you toward the most successful strategies.

  • Comprehensive content summaries of all nine domains tested on the CAE exam
  • Online practice exam consisting of 100 questions drawn from the CAE test item database, plus answer key
  • Preparation resources including recommended reading, key definitions, self-assessment, CAE study questions, and more
  • Exam day readiness tips and suggestions for creating a study plan, focusing on difficult areas, and reducing test anxiety
Beginning with the May 2015 CAE exam, the CAE Commission will implement its revised CAE test based on the updated content structure. CAE Study Guide (2015) is a terrifically useful resource for anyone seeking CAE certification.

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

SECTION 1 GETTING STARTED 1

Introduction 1

What Is Certification? 1

Reasons for Earning the CAE 2

Are You Ready to Earn the CAE? 4

Evaluating Where You Are Now 9

SECTION 2 CREATING AND EXECUTING A STUDY PLAN 25

Planning Your CAE Exam Study Path 25

Identifying Study Resources 28

Creating a Personalized Study Schedule 30

Participating in a Study Group 35

Using Your Study Time Effectively 40

SECTION 3 STUDYING THE DOMAIN CONTENT 47

The CAE Domains—Basis and Creation 47

Studying the Content Domains 48

Domain 1 Strategic Management 50

Recommended Reading 50

Key Terms and Concepts 51

Domain 1 Content Review 65

Domain 1 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 77

Study Questions 83

Section Review Considerations 93

Study Questions Answer Key 94

Domain 2 Governance and Structure 96

Recommended Reading 96

Key Terms and Concepts 97

Domain 2 Content Review 103

Domain 2 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 105

Study Questions 109

Section Review Considerations 113

Study Questions Answer Key 116

Domain 3 Membership Development 118

Recommended Reading 118

Key Terms and Concepts 119

Domain 3 Content Review 122

Domain 3 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 130

Study Questions 133

Section Review Considerations 139

Study Questions Answer Key 141

Domain 4 Programs, Products, and Services 143

Recommended Reading 143

Key Terms and Concepts 144

Domain 4 Content Review 151

Domain 4 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 156

Study Questions 161

Section Review Considerations 167

Study Questions Answer Key 168

Domain 5 Leadership 169

Recommended Reading 169

Key Terms and Concepts 170

Domain 5 Content Review 174

Domain 5 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 180

Study Questions 184

Section Review Considerations 191

Study Questions Answer Key 193

Domain 6 Administration 195

Recommended Reading 195

Key Terms and Concepts 196

Domain 6 Content Review 205

Domain 6 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 218

Study Questions 224

Section Review Considerations 234

Study Questions Answer Key 237

Domain 7 Knowledge Management and Research 239

Recommended Reading 239

Key Terms and Concepts 240

Domain 7 Content Review 241

Domain 7 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 246

Study Questions 248

Section Review Considerations 251

Study Questions Answer Key 252

Domain 8 Public Policy, Government Relations, and Coalition Building 254

Recommended Reading 254

Key Terms and Concepts 255

Domain 8 Content Review 261

Domain 8 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 268

Study Questions 270

Section Review Considerations 274

Study Questions Answer Key 275

Domain 9 Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications 277

Recommended Reading 277

Key Terms and Concepts 277

Domain 9 Content Review 281

Domain 9 Exam Content Outline Self-Assessment 289

Study Questions 291

Section Review Considerations 296

Study Questions Answer Key 298

SECTION 4 EXAM DAY PREPARATION—AND BEYOND 301

Preparing for Exam Day 301

Taking the CAE Exam 305

After the Exam 309

SECTION 5 CAE PRACTICE EXAM 311

Introduction 311

CAE Abbreviated Practice Exam (Full Version Online) 314

SECTION 6 APPENDIX 321

ASAE Standards of Conduct 321

Practice Exam Answer Key 331