The ACAMS study materials are the most comprehensive resource available for preparing for our certification exams.  We are confident that a thorough understanding of the content of our study materials will lead to passing.  However, test-takers should expect some differences between the exam and the study materials and should recognize that our exam questions are designed to measure the application of knowledge as opposed to recall of information.  By design, you will see challenging questions that use scenarios to measure a candidate’s competency in applying underlying knowledge to life-like examples.  We encourage all candidates to read additional materials, including primary sources, and to rely on reference sections provided in most study materials.