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Expand Your Network with LinkedIn as a CMA
Congrats, you’ve earned your CMA designation! Now what? If you’re job hunting, expanding your network should be your next step. It’s important to not only have a strong professional network offline, but also online, utilizing platforms like LinkedIn. Your online net of connections can be a lifesaver when you feel like you’re drowning among a...
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[Originally published on 06-18-2018] [Updated on 01-04-2019] Whether you’re an accounting professional or an accounting student, you probably prefer working with numbers over words. However, as a CMA candidate, you will need to be a proficient essay writer. More and more, CMAs are expected to count written communications among their on-the-job skills, and so the...
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Preparing for the Updated 2020 CMA Exam The CMA exam is changing in 2020! These changes will affect almost every domain in both parts of the exam. We want to help you understand what is being updated and work with you to create the most ideal schedule for taking the exam so you can pass...
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Helpful CMA Study Tips for the Holiday Season The next CMA exam testing window is coming up in January/February 2019. If you’re prepping to take the exam then, you’ll probably want to plan ahead to deal with the upcoming holidays. Even if you don’t celebrate any holidays personally, there are plenty of people around you...
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[Originally published on 06-05-2018] [Updated 12-12-2018] As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. So wouldn’t it be great if you could take a CMA practice test before you take the real CMA exam? Good news: you can! There are actually several resources you can use to preview the CMA exam process so you’re calm and...
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You likely already know that the CMA is a designation that can do wonders to advance an accountant’s career and prospects, but what about making the best of your IMA membership? Savvy CMA candidates don’t just join the IMA to get their CMA certification, they also take advantage of the many benefits of IMA membership,...
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CPA vs CMA–Which is the Best Certification for You? Accountants who hold senior positions, give lectures, and speak at conferences usually have a trail of letters following their names. Professional development and certifications are what separate top-tier accountants from the rest, but it can be hard to juggle professional development alongside your career, your relationships,...
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CMA Candidate Spotlight: Carla Legaspi – ICMA Silver Medal Winner The CMA certification opens the door to new career opportunities and increases an individual’s visibility in the workforce. Carla Legaspi, a 2017 ICMA Silver Medal Award Winner, saw the value of the CMA when trying to maximize her earning potential. She chose Gleim to help...
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[Originally published on 10-10-2018] [Updated on 10-19-2018] The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) has just announced that the CMA exam will have a new look beginning January 1, 2019. Candidates taking either part of the exam on or after January 1, 2019, will see these interface enhancements. These changes are being implemented at all...
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