Rob Bellile

Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award Winner

Rob Bellile

Ohio, USA

I was wrapping up my third year of college when I decided to sit for the CMA exam. I began studying for the CMA exam in the middle of May after classes were finished and sat for both exams within a six-week time period. Gleim’s Review Books and Test Prep were instrumental tools that I used on my way to being awarded the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award during the May-June 2012 testing window. This accolade is awarded to the highest exam score amongst students who sit for both parts of the CMA exam in the same testing window. It is truly an honor to be part of this respected group within the accounting profession, and this award has generated many opportunities for me as a student and as a professional.

I found several key features in the Gleim program very helpful during my preparation. The books are written in short paragraphs and bullet points, which makes them easy to read and very efficient for studying. Test Prep Online tracks your performance on the practice multiple-choice questions by subject matter so you can spend extra time on topics you struggle with and skim over areas you already know well. It also monitors your speed to help ensure you finish within the time limit on exam day. Based on the thorough, yet efficient nature of the materials, I would highly recommend Gleim to anyone looking to pass the CMA exam.