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Joan is our blogger who took the CMA exam with a full time job, family and a young daughter.

 Even though she failed Part 1 on her first attempt, she didn’t lose hope. She retook and passed Part 1, and swiftly passed Part 2 afterwards.

Joan’s CMA Exam Journey

1. July 18: Please Welcome Joan, Our Latest CMA Exam Blogger

In this introductory post, Joan talks about how she re-evaluated her career path and finally decided to go for CMA qualification, in order for her to compete and stand out from the other candidates.

2. Aug 10: Why I think I was Destined to Fail CMA Part 1

Joan analyzes why she failed Part 1, on possible reasons why that happened. One major reason is procrastination, which is among the most common reasons for busy professionals. Check out her other reasons here.

3. Aug 25: Dealing with My CMA Failure

In this post she shares her feelings and emotions when she got the IMA email, and realized she didn’t make it. She then talks about how she was able to cope with such failure.

4. Sep 11: CMA for Working Mom: How Joan Juggles between Work, Family & Study

Joan tells us how she was juggling between work, family and study. She knew that many aspiring CMAs share the same experience.

5. Sep 19: CMA for Working Moms (Part 2): What Works for Joan?

In this post, she shares her effective ways to study as a working mom. How she was able to manage to study and what works for her.

6. Oct 29: My CMA Exam Part 2 Preparation: Sharing from Joan

Joan shares her mental experience while preparing and taking Part 2 of the exam. She went through a lot but she decided to go for it.

7. Jan 31 : Submission of CMA Certification Documents

Joan passed the exam! It was such a relief and joy after all the hard work and what she has been through. She gave ideas and tips on all the requirements of IMA in order to finally obtain the certification.

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About the Author Joan D

Kumusta kayong lahat (it means “how are you all” in Filipino)? I am Joan from the Philippines and I will be sharing with you my experiences, challenges and stories all throughout my CMA journey.

  • Zakwan says:

    Hi Joan,

    I am Zakwan from Dubai and I am giving exam in two weeks (Part 1).
    Can you share with me what kind of questions that was asked in MCQs and how difficult it was.

  • Ramel says:

    Ms. Joan,

    I’m preparing for part 1 on September 2017, can you tell me if gleim material is enough to ace the exam? Thank you.

    Ramel

    • Stephanie Ng says:

      Hi Ramel,
      Gleim is my recommended review course (as you can see here: https://ipassthecmaexam.com/cma-review-course/)
      But the quality of materials is only one factor — understanding of materials, hardwork, dedication and study strategies are all important. Good luck!

    • Bon says:

      Hi Ramel,

      Are you going to take the first part in September? I am supposed to take the exam in October but I’ve got no time now to review because of work. It will be of big help if there are people who are also studying CMA who can meet everytime for brainstorming and sharing. I will just be pushing to take the first part in January 2018. Anybody here who will also do the same? Let’s be review partners.

  • Jel says:

    Hi Joanne, I’m planning to take the CMA exam next year. Can you recommend a pinoy review center here in dubai? Thanks! 🙂

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