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CMA Exam Bloggers Invitation, Criteria and Benefits

If you’ve signed up to my mini course, you should have received my email asking for suggestions on how to improve this site. Many of you would like to read stories of fellow candidates — how they prepare for the exam, and all the ups and downs going through their CMA journeys. With that, here […]

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How to Prepare for the CMA Exam: My Recommendations

Waqar is our first blogger from Pakistan. He writes for us every Friday. I’m here again with one aim: to help you guys.  Let’s get started. The main discussion of this post is on how to prepare for the CMA exam. I’m not saying that these are the ultimate guidelines — they may work great […]

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The Heartbreak of Failing the CMA

Casey is our latest blogger from the US. He shares his progress on the CMA exam every Wednesday. The results are in! Out of 500 points available, I came in with 320. But a passing score is 360. I cannot fully express the emotional heartbreak I am feeling right now. I spent around 150 hours […]

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Why the CMA (and Not the CPA Designation)?

Casey is our latest blogger from the US. He shares his progress on the CMA exam every Wednesday. This is his first post. This week, I want to focus on the CMA and why this certification is important. First, I want to discuss the great debate between the CMA and CPA. I talked with my […]

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CMA Exam Part 2 Difficulty Compared to Part 1

Before starting Part 1, I did some online research to see how difficult it could be compared to Part 1. But I didn’t find much on CMA exam Part 2 difficulty, so here is my attempt to analyze the contents of this part. I have chosen to use the Gleim materials for the Part 2 […]

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CMA and CIA: How I Utilize My Six Weeks of Waiting

Waqar is our first blogger from Pakistan. He writes for us every Friday. It’s always a great feeling after the exam  — we know how we did it and we expect something out of it. But this time, I’m not sure yet. All I can say is that I did good but not great, and I […]

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Gleim vs Wiley CMA: Which CMA Review Course Is Best?

Waqar is a guest blogger who passed the CMA exam. He used both Gleim CMA Review and Wiley CMAexcel, so he has the knowledge to compare Gleim vs. Wiley CMA with an unbiased analysis. And with that knowledge, he presents a clear winner for this showdown. So, you can use Waqar’s findings to help you […]

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My Gleim CMA Experience When Going Through Part 1

Amani is one of our CMA exam bloggers. She writes for us every Tuesday. I am currently using Gleim CMA’s printed version to study, as I always prefer to write my notes and underline what seems important to me. I also printed the summary Gleim provided for each unit. Plus, I have the audio version […]

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HOCK vs Gleim for CMA: A Closer Look at Gleim Online

Vinoth is one of our CMA exam bloggers. He documents his CMA journey every Wednesday. Here is my short post on the CMA Part Two Study Unit 2: Ratio analysis. I will share something that I found useful while using the Gleim online materials. HOCK vs Gleim After a long time, I have started studying […]

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Done! Now Waiting for My CMA Exam Result

Gavin is one of our CMA Exam bloggers. He shares his story every Friday. It’s been an intense 2 months and I couldn’t be more excited to have finished.  Part 2 was pretty tough, but I think I gave it my best shot so I’m staying optimistic.  Going into my second test, I felt a […]

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