Q&A With Our Newest SMPS Oregon CPSM

Help us congratulate Kelsey Parpart on passing the CPSM exam!

SMPS Oregon member Kelsey Parpart (Marketing, AKS Engineering & Forestry, LLC) recently passed the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) exam. She shared some tips for others interested in taking the exam.
Why did you decide to pursue the CPSM credential?

I have been working as a professional services marketer for more than six years, and it seemed about time! I also think it will lend me credibility with both technical and marketing staff in and outside of my firm.

What would you tell others who are interested in getting their CPSM?

Studying for the CPSM gave me a great opportunity to strengthen my knowledge in areas of marketing that I don’t always touch in my current position. I now feel more confident in my skills as a well-rounded marketer.

What was the best resource you found when preparing your exams? Do you have any study tips that helped you out?

Join the CPSM Study Group if it’s being offered! It was imperative to helping me stay on track. I also made flash cards of concepts and vocabulary I was still struggling with after reading each domain and attending the study session. Repetition helped retention, and several of those concepts appeared almost verbatim on the test. 


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