Strategic Level

P3 Objective Test

  • 10 hours of on-demand video lectures by a subject expert
  • 500+ post-chapter CIMA-grade practice questions
  • 5 Mock Exams of 60 questions each
  • Downloadable course notes covering the entire syllabus
The course is on-demand. Access lasts 6 months from the purchase date.
what will you be learning?

Course Syllabus

How to identify, evaluate and manage enterprise risks.  

Where strategic risks emanate from, how to evaluate them and understand how oversight of these risks is critical to the governance of the organisation.

How internal controls can be used effectively in the risk management process and how to identify, analyse, remedy and report strategic risks including cyber risks.

Pre-course work
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Objective Test Success
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In this introductory set of videos you will be familiarised with the general structure of the CIMA syllabus and the P3 course, before digging into the specifics of the subject. You will learn how P3 fits into the structure of the CIMA qualification, what an Objective Test exam looks like, optimal study methods, and exam day technique.
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P3 Overview Videos
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Now it’s time to turn our attention to the subject itself, with this set of lectures previewing the main topics and themes covered in P3 Risk Management. A good place to start for those new to the subject, as you’ll get a flavour of everything from enterprise risk, through strategic risk, to internal controls and cyber risk.
Week 1
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Risk and Risk Exposure
Here we set the foundation for all subsuequent chapters, by establishing the conceptual grounding for various kinds of risk and how to manage them. This series of video lectures covers the nature of risk, different categories of risk, the types of risk faced by international businesses, and how to comprehend the scale of risk. Then test yourself with 63 CIMA-style exam questions in our online exam simulator.
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Managing Risk
In this chapter we explain different general approaches to managing risk.You will learn about external risk reporting, risk tolerance, appetite and capacity, the TARA model, risk management frameworks and more. 62 more challenging test questions await you.
Week 2
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Strategy, Reputation and Risk
A crucial chapter here from a strategic perspective. These lectures will revisit some key themes in strategy formulation, how that intersects with stakeholders, and then explain the potential impact of risk on these considerations. We look at evaluating strategic options, scenario planning and disruption, stress testing, brand and reputation. This chapter is rounded off with 58 exam questions.
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Governance Risk
These video lessons introduce you to how risk is assessed from the point of view of corporate governance. You will learn about agency theory, the role of non-executive directors in the context of risk, remuneration issues, and the general risks posed by poor corporate governance. Ensure your understanding with 56 more unique chapter questions.
Week 3
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Internal Control Systems
Now we really get into the nitty gritty of managing and mitigating risk. These lessons will unlock some of the key approaches to internal management of risk, looking at features of internal controls, assignment of authority and responsibility, business unit performance and appraisal, financial and non-financial performance measures, cost of quality and project control. Complete your learning with 43 more CIMA-style exam questions.
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Risk Management and Internal Control
Building on what you've learned in the preceding chapter, we introduce you to some specific methods for maintaining control and mitigating risk in an organisation. You will be taught about the COSO: Internal Control Integrated Framework, dysfunctional behaviour, information as a form of control, and data protection risks. 45 more exam-grade questions will reveal any gaps in your understanding.
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Internal Audit
Some people's eyes glaze over when you mention the word "audit", but with our example-led lessons and plain-English delivery, you'll have no trouble! In these engaging video lectures, you'll learn about different types of audit, how to deliver an internal audit, assessing the performance of an internal audit, and internal audit reports. To confirm you took it all in, try our 49 objective test questions at the end of the chapter.
Week 4
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Cybersecurity Threats
An increasingly important issue for modern businesses, here you'll be grounded in the essentials of cybersecurity. You'll learn about information systems and cybersecurity, the nature and potential impact of different kinds of cyber risks, and specific examples of cyber risks. 40 tricky questions will consolidate your learning.
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Cybersecurity Processes
Now we look to implementing measures to deal with cyber risks. You'll discover the requirements of cybersecurity policy and governance, the difference between preventive and detective controls, centralised management of cyber risks, and centralised monitoring. A further 49 questions to test your understanding.
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Cybersecurity Tools, Techniques and Reporting
The final chapter equips you with some crucial tools and techniques for dealing with cyber risk and enhancing cybersecurity. You'll learn about forensic analysis, malware analysis, CRMP, SOC for cybersecurity framework, and much more. A final set of 40 exam-grade questions round off you learning.
Week 5
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Mock Exam
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Mock Exam 1
Now it’s time to put yourself to the ultimate test, with VIVA’s first complete, CIMA-style mock exam. Replicate the real-life P3 exam and master your technique by taking 60 questions in 90 minutes.
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Mock Exam 2
Our second set of 60 exam-style questions replicating the real exam scenario.
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Mock Exam 3
The third exam-standard mock for you to complete in a 1.5 hour sitting.
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Mock Exam 4
After three full exam sittings, you should be feeling confident. Just in case you need extra practice, you can take a 4th full mock exam to fine-tune your knowledge and exam readiness.
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Mock Exam 5
One more post-chapter compilation for good measure - 60 exam-grade questions in 90 minutes to give you that extra bit of confidence on exam day!
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Hotspot sessions

As well as access to over 10 hours of on-demand video lectures covering the core syllabus, you will find bonus "Hotspot Sessions". For those particularly trick subject areas, your tutor offers a deeper dive to ensure understanding.

  • Complex topics are broken down into plain English
  • All hotspot topics are explained with concrete examples
  • Walkthroughs of exam-style questions to ensure full comprehension

Live webinars

Tap into your course tutor’s deep expertise by asking questions & getting answers immediately. From pre-seen analyses to mid-course check-ins, our live sessions cover a range of topics and student needs. And if you miss a session, you can always watch the replay.

  • Interact with your CIMA tutors during Q&A segments
  • Never miss a session with full replay access
  • Mock writing guidance, theory applied sessions, and more.

Personalisation and learning analytics

Our course design is based on the latest science of learning. Part of optimal study is ensuring that you have the data and control that you need to shape the resources to your needs. VIVA does just that.

  • Data dashboard to track your course progress and average scores
  • Control video playback - slow down or speed up as you require
  • Progress tracker ensures you know where you last stopped studying

Online exam simulator

Not only to do you get 500+ CIMA-grade practice questions as standard - but you get to practice these in our online exam simulator, to ensure maximal preparation for the real-life exam!

  • Choose from 3 time modes - No Limit, Exam Mode, or Quick Mode
  • Choose how you see your answers - after each question, or after the exam
  • See mock breakdown of how you scored in each syllabus area

Complete mock exam coverage

The Case Study course comes complete with professionally written mock exams as standard (3 for OCS, 5 for MCS and SCS), freshly written for each new pre-seen cycle. Our mocks are weighted in accordance with official CIMA subject and grading criteria.

  • Professionally written mocks tailored to current pre-seen document
  • Model solutions written by former CIMA prizewinners
  • Unlock mock marking at any time for complete exam preparation
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Live Workshops

As an Elite Student, you will gain access to 12 hours of private, live cohort workshops with your expert Case Study tutor. Each workshop is thematically focused on a different aspect of the Case Study exam, with an emphasis on practice, application, and exam technique secrets.

  • Work with your tutor and fellow Elite students on problems
  • Offer and exchange ideas, feedback, and doubts with your tutor
  • Develop answers and insights in collaboration
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Tutor-led Forums

As an Elite student, you will gain exclusive 24 hour access to a private, tutor-led Slack discussion group. Here you will be able to post and share queries, topics for discussion, helpful sources and articles. Your tutor will also regularly share helpful materials, and prompt discussions and debate between workshop sessions.

  • Bounce ideas off fellow Elite students in relaxed environment
  • Take advantage of Slack's great community features
  • Seek assistance from your Tutor at any time

Live workshops

Our live sessions are run outside of work hours. Tap into your course tutor’s deep expertise by asking questions & getting answers immediately. From pre-seen analyses to intensive workshops, our live sessions cover a range of topics and student needs. And if you miss a session, you can always watch the replay.

  • Interact with your CIMA tutors
  • Elite workshop sessions with lecturer and small student cohorts
  • Receive regular notifications on upcoming webinars

Tutor-led private discussion group

"I have tried mocks from other providers, but VIVA's are the best". Neofytus (SCS Aug17) isn't alone in thinking this. Our Case Study mocks are written in-house by our team of CIMA experts, tailored to the current pre-seen, and modelled closely on the real CIMA papers. Practice in our online exam simulator under timed conditions.

  • 13 Mock Exams per exam window across OCS, MCS and SCS
  • Professionally prepared model answers with every mock
  • Marking services can be added at any time

Mock marking

120+ hours of video lectures by subject experts, covering the entire CIMA syllabus. That's an average of 10 hours per subject. Watch anywhere, anytime. All our lectures are concise, high definition, using only the highest quality audio and example-led visualisations.

  • Special hotspot sessions devote additional time to tricky areas
  • Learning interface keeps track of where you stopped watching
  • View at any speed setting that you prefer

Tutor office hours

"I have tried mocks from other providers, but VIVA's are the best". Neofytus (SCS Aug17) isn't alone in thinking this. Our Case Study mocks are written in-house by our team of CIMA experts, tailored to the current pre-seen, and modelled closely on the real CIMA papers. Practice in our online exam simulator under timed conditions.

  • 13 Mock Exams per exam window across OCS, MCS and SCS
  • Professionally prepared model answers with every mock
  • Marking services can be added at any time
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Your expert tutor
Peter Woolley

A qualified accountant, following a successful 8 year career with a big four firm, Peter decided to move into education well over a decade ago. Peter has tutored students for both CIMA and ACCA. He is also a published technical author internationally having written textbooks, exams, question banks and other materials.

Peter teaches VIVA's P3 subject. He also applies F3 theories to the SCS.

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P3 Objective Test
Standard Course

A comprehensive online course for the independent learner

Pre-seen Analysis Lectures (4 hrs)
Objective Review Lectures (3 hrs)
E3/F3/P3 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E2/F2/P2 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E1/F1/P1 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
5 Mock Exams with Solutions
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Tutor-Annotated Pre-seen
2 Live Tutor Check-in Sessions
100s of Pages of Course Notes
Unlimited Replays of Live Webinars
Private Student Discussion Group
Live Tutor Workshops (12 hours)
Mock Marking*
Personal Tutor Office Hours
3 Live Mock Debrief Sessions
Private Tutor-Led Forum

Course access runs until 31st of August 2022.
*Mock marking can be purchased separately at any time.

P3 Objective Test
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Ideal for students seeking intensive, personalised 1-to-1 training

Pre-seen Analysis Lectures (4 hrs)
Objective Review Lectures (3 hrs)
E3/F3/P3 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E2/F2/P2 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E1/F1/P1 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
5 Mock Exams with Solutions
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Tutor-Annotated Pre-seen
2 Live Tutor Check-in Sessions
100s of Pages of Course Notes
Unlimited replays of live webinars
Private Student Discussion Group
Live Tutor Workshops (12 hours)
Mock Marking for All Mocks
Personal Tutor Office Hours
3 Live Mock Debrief Sessions
Private Tutor-Led Forum

Course access runs until 31st of August 2022.

P3 Objective Test
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Access to the P3 Objective Test Course until the end of the chosen exam window.

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Ideal for those who are soon sitting the P3 Objective Test but are unsure of their future study plans.

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Unlimited access to all CIMA Courses for 12 months, inc all Case Study & Objective Test mock exams
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Unlimited Access to all CIMA Standard Courses for 12 months. Designed for students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

Access to all CIMA Courses for 12 months

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Designed for those students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

  • 1,000+ hours of premium CIMA study content
  • All Case Study/Objective Test Mock Exams included
  • Hundreds of hours of on-demand video lectures
  • Downloadable course notes covering entire syllabus
  • All materials automatically updated throughout year
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If I fail my exam, will I still have access to the VIVA course?

That depends on the plan you purchase. If you purchase a single case study course, you will have access for the duration of the relevant exam window (i.e. until the final CIMA exam date for that window). If you purchase a single objective test course, you will have 6 months of access to the course from the date of purchase. If you purchase the All Access membership, you will have access to the course (and all courses) for 12 months from the date of purchase. And don’t worry: your subscription/access will not auto-renew. You will be automatically notified when your access is due to expire, but you get to decide whether or not you would like to renew.

How is this course so cheap? I see other tuition providers charging thousands for single courses.

VIVA was born entirely online, and since day one has maintained a small team of dedicated experts. This low cost-base has allowed for relatively high investment in a streamlined online learning platform and high-quality production values. This in turn has allowed us to scale our tuition rapidly, reaching thousands of students across the world.

Our low cost-base and scaled delivery affords us the luxury of being able to charge radically lower prices for premium-grade courses than traditional, brick-and-mortar tuition providers (or online providers with bloated administration and sales teams who target and service large institutional clients).

What’s VIVA’s pass rate?

Due to GDPR restrictions, it is increasingly difficult to compile our students’ pass rates whether directly or via CIMA. However, VIVA has had consistently high pass rates over the years, and this is attested to by the fact that VIVA was awarded the prestigious Global Pass Rate Excellence Award in 2020 by CIMA itself.

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Does VIVA offer feedback/marking on students’ mock exam answers?

Yes. After you purchase a Case Study course or All Access membership with VIVA, you will be offered the chance to add marking services to your account. You will be able to purchase corrections for anywhere from 1 mock exam to 5 mock exams, and these can be used during any of the Case Study exam windows. Once you have 5 mock exams corrected (whether during one exam window or across several), you can repurchase corrections services as and when needed.

Case Study Elite course students have marking for 5 mock exams included as standard.

Can I download the video lessons, or view them offline?

No, the video lessons can only be viewed online on VIVA’s website and may not be downloaded due to copyright restrictions.

What if I don’t like the course? Is there some kind of money back guarantee?

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