I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for your CMA exam FAQ. Bookmark this page for your reference and convenience!
CMA Exam Decisions
1. Is the CMA exam worth it?
2. Can I make it?
- How difficult is the CMA exam?
- What is the recent CMA exam pass rate?
- Is age a factor when considering taking the CMA exam?
- CMA for non-accounting majors. Is it possible?
- Does it make sense to take the exam before graduation?
3. Costs (and how to save costs)
- Budgeting your CMA exam expenses
- Pricing comparison of CMA review providers
- How to convince your employer to pay for the CMA exam
4. Salary potential
- Can you tell me how much I can expect to make as a CMA?
- How can a CMA certification help increase my salary?
- IMA salary survey by country
- What are the career choices for CMAs?
CMA Exam Process
1. Registration and requirements
- How to become a CMA: The Definitive Guide
- What are the CMA exam requirements?
- 3 tests to check if your work is considered relevant
- Does CMA help to get exemptions in other professional exams?
2. CMA exam format
- What exactly is the CMA exam in terms of format and question type?
- CMA Exam Part 1: overview and syllabus
- CMA exam Part 2: overview and syllabus
3. CMA exam FAQ: when, where, how
CMA Exam Preparation
1. Review courses comparison
- Pros and cons of major providers
- Gleim CMA Review
- Wiley CMAexcel Review (CMA Learning System)
- Should I take CMA course online or in classroom setting?
- Review course discount codes
2. General tips
- 50 tips for your CMA Exam prep: the ultimate guide
- How to start the studying after registration
- Study Plan for Busy Man (a systematic approach from our blogger Sherif)
- Counting down: what to do 1 month / 1 week / 1 day before the exam
- CMA approved calculators: my recommendation
3. Essay tips
- How to overcome the fear of CMA exam essays
- Can you identify these grammatical mistakes from my readers?
4. Setbacks (and what to do)
- When is the score release, and what should I do during the wait?
- How to fulfill the CMA CPE requirements?
Management Accounting Certifications
- Management accounting certifications around the world
- CMA vs CPA: which qualification should I get?
- How about CMA after CPA?
- CMA vs MBA: views from the candidates
- CMA vs CIMA: comparison of two direct competitors
- CMA (US) and CMA (Canada): what’s the difference?
- Is there any advantage of taking the CMA as a CFA?
- CMA vs CGMA: Introduction of CGMA and comparison
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