Benjamin Silva

Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award Winner

Benjamin Silva

Rhode Island, USA

I was in the first semester of my senior year of college when I was introduced to the IMA and the CMA exam through the IMA’s Student Leadership Conference. I decided that during winter break that year I would study for and take the CMA exam. To achieve that goal I used Gleim’s CMA exam review materials. The CMA Review books expertly outlined all the material that the exam covered and the example questions in the back of each chapter reinforced the concepts. However the most effective part of the Gleim review system was the test prep. The Test Prep allowed you to analyze the types of questions that you struggle with and generate “quizzes” that target only those areas. Through the use of Gleim CMA exam review materials I was able to achieve the highest student score on the CMA exam during the winter 2011 testing window and was awarded the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award.

When I decided to take the CPA exam after graduation from college I knew from my experience with the CMA exam that I could rely on the Gleim review system to guide me through my test preparation. The Gleim CPA review materials allowed me to take and pass all four parts of the CPA exam in one two-month window while achieving the highest score in Rhode Island on the CPA exam during the 2011 exam year earning the Nicholas Picchione Gold Award. I can confidently recommend the Gleim review system to anyone pursuing an accounting certification!