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I know that the paperback CPHIMS Review Guide, CD ROM, and the Self-Assessment Exam have practice questions (listed on the HIMSS web site). They cost quite a lot, especially for students.
Most questions ask for you to recall memory, but the exam also contains many application and analysis questions. Many years ago, I found practice questions to help me a lot on the NCLEX. That's why I'm looking for application and analysis type questions to practice for the CPHIMS exam.
After looking at the HIMSS web site, I agree with you that the CPHIMS Review Guide, CD ROM, and Self-Assessment Exam are very expensive. Do you think you can find the review guide used on Ebay or Amazon? Just a thought.
When I studied for the exam, I followed the tasks in the detailed content outline of the CPHIMS Candidate Handbook. For example, under Design (in the Systems area), the task is to "identify how a system design accommodates business processes" (CPHIMS Candidate Handbook, 2011). You and I could respond to this task with knowledge from our work experience and past education.
I started studying by responding to each task (from the content outline). When I responded to all the tasks, I reviewed the information repeatedly (especially since I practice these areas at work daily). I made up my own questions from the tasks. This helped me get into a test-taking mindset rather than just a study-review-recall mindset.
I understand your dilemma in trying to find practice questions for this exam. Unlike the NCLEX, there aren't numerous CPHIMS study resources out there. I had to form my own practice questions to get into the test-taking mode. I'll dig back into my study materials to see what else I used and post them.
Have you looked at the tasks for the exam content outline yet?