Certified Management Accountant Study Materials
With a global pass rate of a mere 35% the CMA exam is a little intimidating. Luckily there are tons of products and review programs out there to help you get through this two-part exam on the first try.
This also means that there are many used, borrowed and pirated review courses floating around and landing in the laps of new CMA candidates, leaving us with the question of which is better new or used or does it even matter?
To answer that questions in short, yes, it does matter. Being on the receiving end of a friends old CMA review course may seem like you struck gold because some review courses can get quite pricey, but do you know what you are missing out on by opting for a borrowed copy or even finding a pirated copy or free download online?
Let me show you.
Depending on which review course you are looking at, you will receive on online coach to help guide you through the preparation process and keep you on track.
Gleim offers this service and is truly priceless and will absolutely come in handy throughout your preparation process.
You can rest assured that you will be speaking with a professional who has previously passed the CMA and is well versed in all of its units.
Online access to personalized help is what you will be giving up should you choose to use a borrowed copy, purchase a pirated copy or download a free copy from a website.
Up-to-Date Information on the CMA Exam
Having the most current and up-to-date information is always the way to go. Each provider updates their course with continual changes to the CMA subject matter, and prepares the candidate by giving sample multiple-choice questions and quizzes, in most cases these are retired questions from previous exams and are as close to the real exam as you will get until the day you write it.
By purchasing the current version of a review course you are giving yourself your best chance to succeed which is not something you are doing by borrowing an older copy from someone who wrote the exam before you.
In 2015, the CMA exam content will be shifting some. So having the most up-to-date content is that much more important.
The cost of the CMA review course, study guides and exam fees can get quite expensive. When making such huge investment for your future you want to feel confident knowing that you didn’t waste your money which is why Gleim offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t pass the exam on the first try.
A money-back guarantee may not seem important when you are organizing your review materials but when you look at the global passing rate this is a huge benefit, and also a sense of security knowing that the product you have purchased is proven and clearly confident.
Review Course for the Win
The benefits of purchasing a review course far outweigh using a borrowed copy, buying a pirated copy, or downloading a free copy from some obscure website.
You need to give yourself the best possible chance for success when undertaking the task of passing the CMA exam and that comes with setting yourself up with a coach, the most current and up-to-date content and a financial promise.
I highly encourage all candidates to always purchase their own learning systems to take advantage of all the benefits mentioned above. Or enroll in an online prep course that provides new learning systems.
The exam is tough and not using all the tools at your disposal wouldn’t be wise.
I hope this post helped answer the question many of you had about this topic. If you have any comments or additional questions, drop a comment below.
Until next time!