CPA Canada CFE Day 1 CanDo Fitness (CFL) Mock Exam Case

The Capstone 1 CanDo Fitness (CFL) case will be tested in September 2022 and 2023 Common Final Exams (CFEs) on Day 1. The original Capstone 1 case was made available to candidates enrolled in Capstone 1 and released publicly by CPA Canada.

How do I prepare for CFL case for the CFE Day 1?

On CFE Day 1, you will be presented with the same CFL case and you will be required to analyze and answer new strategic and operational issues.

Follow these strategies:

  • Step 1: Study the Capstone 1 original case well: It’s important that you know the Capstone 1 case inside-out. You will encounter the same users and similar industry challenges. I suggest making notes of the following key situational analysis factors:
    • Users
    • Mission, vision and values
    • Key success factors (KSF)
    • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT)
    • Board objectives
    • Quantitative analysis
  • Step 2: Know the Capstone 1 strategic issues: In Capstone 1, CFL was facing 4 major strategic issues (acquisition MFI; indoor climbing wall facilities; distribution and video contract with Zenfit; develop PurCafes in 5 gyms) and several minor issues. In the Day 1 CFE exam, you’ll get 4 new strategic issues.
  • Step 3: Make note of the timeline: CFE Day 1 case is several years in the future and there are new issues to analyze. It helps to stay organized by creating a timeline of events as you are reading the case.
  • Step 4: Understand key stakeholder preferences: CFL case has several users who have opposing views. It’s important that you understand these user preferences as these will repeat in the CFE Day 1.

I strongly recommend practicing with supplemental mock exam cases. In Capstone 2, you will get 3 practice versions of the CFL case. However, most writers find that this is not enough and feel unprepared.

Where can I get extra CFL mock exam cases?

I provide one (1) original CanDo Fitness (CFL) supplemental mock exam practice case to help you better prepare for the CFE Day 1. The mock exam case is a realistic simulation of what you may get on your exam and covers typical AOs that you may find in your Day 1. The casepack includes the CFL mock exam case, marking guide and the solution.

Head over to the cases section of my website for a free preview. If you have any questions or need additional help, I’m here for support.