Date: June 1, 2018

CTP - Advanced CTP Math & Course Review – Part 1 of 2 (B)

Session Description

  • Methods the Test-Makers Use to Reverse Equations
  • Math Short-Cuts
  • When Panic Sets In:  Better to Calculate Than Never
  • Overview of Material NOT Covered in this Training
  • Review of Test-Taking Tips and Techniques


This session will demonstrate methods used by test-makers to reverse equations.  This does not apply to all formulas; however, it does apply to formulas that can be expressed algebraically.  In addition, the instructors will demonstrate math shortcuts that will enable candidates to logically eliminate some of the answers on a math problem or to derive the answer without having to go through all of the steps. We will briefly discuss the materials from ETM5 that were NOT covered in the previous sessions, but which ARE covered in the supplemental handouts and on-line course materials.


Speaker Information

D.J. Masson, Ph.D., is President of The Treasury Academy, a training and consulting firm specializing in treasury management, international finance, business forecasting, and risk management. Over the past 25 years, D.J. has provided business and financial consulting and training services to a wide variety of corporations, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Finance at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and is a trainer and curriculum developer for programs with Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), GT News and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the U.K, and Citibank’s Global Transactions Services unit. 


D.J. has extensive experience in developing curriculum for a wide range of teaching and training environments, both residential and on-line. He has developed classes and taught at all levels of higher education: undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and in-house, custom-designed courses. D.J. has worked with professional associations to develop workshop, training materials, and certification programs in the areas of Treasury Management, Credit Management, Global Cash Management, Financial Forecasting, Commercial Banking, and Risk Management. 


D. J.’s educational background includes a B.A. in Business from the University of New Orleans and an MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University.  D.J. earned his Certified Cash Manager (CCM/CTP) credential in 1988. D.J. also earned the Cert ICM, an international cash management certification, from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the UK in 1999.

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