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Question: “What are some differences between the CMA and CPA exams?” Answer: The CMA credentials differ significantly from the CPA, and the decision to pursue one over the other depends entirely on one’s career goals. For a career in professional, public accounting, the CPA designation is appropriate – and required by state law. The CMA...
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Question: Where are “ethical issues” tested on the CMA exam? Answer: Ethical issues and considerations are tested in Part 4, Business Applications. At least one question in this part will be devoted to an ethical situation presented in a business-oriented context. Candidates will be expected to evaluate the issues involved and make recommendations for the...
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Gleim’s special on the CMA/CFM Complete Systems for the unchanged CMA/CFM exam continues! Since the deadline to pass the unchanged format exam is approaching, we are offering a 50% discount on Complete Systems for the unchanged exam. This discount will apply ONLY to Complete Systems (i.e. books, Test Prep CD-ROM, audio CDs, CMA Gleim Online)...
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This Study Tip concerns self-study in groups. When preparing for the CMA exam, you must decide whether you will add a group study component to your self-study efforts. Group study entails meeting and interacting with other CMA candidates. There are both pros and cons to group study. Some of the benefits include: Assistance in your...
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Gleim will respond to any questions you may have about the CMA exam and the Gleim study materials throughout your exam preparation. Send your e-mail to ask@gleim.com; our Content Production experts will research your question and provide a response within 1-3 business days. Gleim also solicits your evaluations, suggestions, and criticisms about any part of...
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Question: I am currently taking the “unchanged” format of the exam. What happens if I don’t pass all parts by the December 31, 2007 deadline? Answer: According to the IMA’s website, “The current CMA/CFM examination parts are not transferable to the revised programs. Therefore, if you do not pass all the examination parts by the...
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Candidates who study for the CMA/CFM exam using the Gleim Knowledge Transfer System prepare themselves to PASS the CMA/CFM exams – and can complete CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits doing it! Gleim’s Online CPE offers courses that directly correspond with the material covered in our CMA Review. For example, the CPE course entitled “Information Systems:...
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In order to earn your CMA certificate, you must meet certain experience requirements. These requirements were outlined last week and contain the rather vague term “qualifying experience.” Regarding the CMA exam, qualifying experience consists of the following: Positions requiring judgments regularly made employing the principles of management accounting and financial management. Such employment includes financial...
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Question: “I purchased a set of books from Gleim in 2003 to prepare for the CMA exam. I had to put my studies on hold, but now I want to begin in earnest. Can I use these books to prepare? The IMA has told me I need to take the ‘reorganized’ exam.” Answer: Gleim does...
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