CISI vs CII
Can anyone tell me some benefits of the CISI over CII? I'm due to sit AF7 next week (and don't hold out much hope as I've simply not had the time to study!) and I've been told it might be a good idea to sit the PTPA in December. I called the CISI and to say I wasn't impressed was an understatement. Comments like 'I guess you can join us if you like' and similar didn't really sell it to me tbh, so I thought I would try and get some views from the members on here.
I want to know if there are any eligibility criteria to sitting the exam (ie are my CII credits transferable), and whether the credits from the exam would count towards CII Chartered status.
And, what are the benefits of being a member of CISI as opposed to CII/PFS? Can you be a member of both?
Also, if you have any tips on studying and running your own business I'm all ears (or eyes!)