With 2015 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on this past year. So many amazing things have happened from seeing thousands of candidates pass the exam to celebrating our 3 year anniversary to the successful launch of my flagship program CMA Exam Academy.
Throughout the year I have shared plenty of posts and articles with you on the ever changing landscape of management accounting and wanted to round up some of my most popular posts in case you missed any.
So without further do — and in no particular order — here is the best of the best from 2015.
Certified Management Accountant USA vs Canada
Studying to become a CMA in North America, but unsure of the differences between earning your certification in Canada or the USA?
In this comparison post I break down the similarities and differences so you can make the right choice for yourself.
Which One is Better — A CMA or MBA?
Many candidates get stuck trying to decide whether or not earning their Masters in Business or going for the CMA designation is best.
These are two very different options, so in this post I am going to walk you through the differences so you can choose which direction is best suited for your future.
CMA Exam Study Hacks
The CMA Exam Essays: Everything You Need to Know
If you’re worried about anything to do with the essay portion of the CMA exam then this post is for you.
It covers specific sections of the exam and I also share what I’ve personally done to prepare and successfully answer questions on the exam.
How to Prepare for the Essay Questions
The essay portion of the exams are worrisome to many candidates, and for good reason. They consist of written and quantitative analysis and responses. Because of this you will want to be well versed in word processing and electronic spreadsheet programs.
In this post I cover exactly what to expect on exam day, how you’ll be scored and how to prepare properly.
15 Tips on How to Study for the CMA while Working Full Time
A lot of candidates have to prepare for the CMA exam while working a full time job at the same time. If this sounds like you, then you’ll want to check out these 15 tips.
Each tip is designed to maximize your study sessions and help you come out on top.
The Best Studying Technique – SQ3R
There are a lot of great tips on how to study efficiently for the CMA exam, but this one technique in particular can help make a massive difference.
In this post you will learn what the technique SQ3R is and how to use it to pass the exam on your very first try.
How Much Should You Study to Pass on the First Time
If you’ve been asking yourself how much you actually need to study to pass on the first try then you are not alone.
Fortunately, the IMA has identified various levels of coverage to help us prepare for the exams and I will be going over all that in this post.
20 Ways to Kick Procrastination to the Curb and Become a CMA
One of the most difficult challenges we need to overcome when preparing for the CMA exam is actually getting started in the first place.
Procrastination is our biggest enemy, but if you follow the steps outlined in this post, you can be sure that they will help you achieve your dream of becoming a CMA.
After the CMA Exam
What to Do If You Fail the CMA Exam
With a global pass rate of a meager 35%, passing both parts of this two-part exam can feel like a daunting task.
Should you be unfortunate enough to fail one or both of the sections, follow the tips outlined in this post on how to move forward.
How to Fulfill Your CPE Requirements as a CMA
Unlike your bachelor’s degree or most post secondary/certification programs, the IMA requires that CMA’s log continuing professional education hours. These additional hours are known as Continuing Professional Education hours – or CPE’s – and are required yearly.
To learn how many hours you need and what constitutes as CPE hours, check out this article.
I hope this information, tips and strategies help you find CMA success in 2016. I’ll be creating more content in 2016 and if you have suggestions, don’t hesitate to share them. Use the comments section below this post or email me directly.
I feel so grateful for the opportunity to have served you this year and look forward to 2016 and all the amazing achievements you’ll reach! You can count on me to help you along the way.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.