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Hello from Sasha, Our Latest Blogger from Texas


cma exam studySasha is our latest blogger, from Austin, Texas. Welcome!

I am Sasha Hutchison, Director of Finance and Operations at a global professional services company in Texas.

I decided to take the CMA exam after realizing that I am a revenue accountant and have no desire to work in public accounting.  I have my master’s degree in accounting and achieved this level of education so that if I wanted to take the CPA exam I would be able to.

I started my CMA journey when I was pregnant with my child in 2015.  I was overly ambitious about my abilities to study for the CMA exam in my third trimester and when my child was born.  I had no idea that I would not pick up studying again until the beginning of 2017.

I made taking the test this year non-negotiable.  “No more excuses,” I told myself.  I purchased the CMA Exam Academy test prep package, as I do best with a syllabus and teacher style plan for getting me across the finish line of a course.  This will require me to study for the test 15 hours a week over the course of 12 weeks per part.

I took the IMA’s short pretest and found that I made a 45% on Exam 1 material and a 60% on Exam 2 material without studying.  Needless to say I have my work cut out for me.  I begin my journey on February 1, 2017.

Note from Stephanie

Great to have you on board Sasha!

I remember my own days of being over ambitious as a new mom… when responsibility takes on a whole new meaning. I am glad you are coming back strong for this exam.

Glad you know you’ve signed up for the May/June 2017 testing window for Part 1. As you said, there is no turning back!

About the Author Sasha H

Hi, I am Sasha Hutchison, Director of Finance and Operations at a global professional services company in Texas. I've signed up to take Part 1 on May 8.

  • Rizi.haider says:

    Hy first best wishes for baby and mom both…I also wana go cma….can u help me

  • M. Farooq Minhas says:

    Hi Sasha,

    Good to see u here as blogging. All the best for your exam and best wishes for baby.

  • Adithan says:

    You mentioned that you took IMA’s short pretest. I couldn’t find it myself. Could you reply the link of the same.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Sasha says:

    Hi Adithan,

    You go to the following link, enter your email address, and the quiz questions will be delivered to your inbox.



  • roht says:

    A.2 Recognition , Measurements , Valuation & Disclosure
    As per my knowledge Section A 15% of weightage and A.2 contains a hell lot of topics so how to study them any suggestions

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