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Actual CMA exam vs GLIEM

  • 1.  Actual CMA exam vs GLIEM

    Posted 12-18-2013 02:40 PM
    I am wondering how difficult is the ACTUAL CMA Part 1 exam vs GLIEM

    Please those who have given some share some info. This is important for me to know to prepare myself.

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    Irfan Ullah
    Director/Manager
    Doha
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  • 2.  RE:Actual CMA exam vs GLIEM

    Posted 12-19-2013 02:51 PM
    I barely passed Part 1 using the Gleim Review (in fact I failed my first attempt by 10 points).  Thus, I am seeking advice on whether to use Gleim again for Part 2 or switch to Wiley (see Discussion ? from earlier today re: Product recommendation).   The actual exam was harder than the Gleim material.  I used every bit of the system for months and I believe I only passed due to work experience. I averaged about 80% on all of the test prep questions, study sessions, and within the Gleim study chapters.  My advice is this:  Make sure to utilize EVERY essay example possible.  There are a lot of MC Questions in addition to the Essay Questions that can be successfully answered if you work through the essays in the Gleim System.   I know this helped me pass the second time!

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    Shirley Hobson
    Accountant
    Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
    Sparta WI
    United States
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  • 3.  RE:Actual CMA exam vs GLIEM

    Posted 12-20-2013 12:26 PM

     I used Gleim for both parts and passed the first attempt on both of them.

    Gleim does a good job of simulating the exam environment and the practice questions are similar if not a little bit more difficult.

    I used the test prep software and found that to be the most helpful, there is an option to have it give the reason why you got the answer right or wrong the moment you answer, that way you can know why you got it right or wrong and memorize that instead of just the answer.

    Part two is more focused on time management as I ended up running out of time and didn't get to submit my last question, though I did have my answer selected (what I could have done with 5 more secs!)


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    Robert Nguyen CMA
    Accountant
    InterDyn - Remington Inc.
    Vancouver WA
    United States
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  • 4.  RE:Actual CMA exam vs GLIEM

    Posted 01-10-2014 03:01 PM
    Dear Robert,

    'Congrats....

    Help me to get the essay questions for P2.


    Thanks and regards
    Krishna Kumar


    Accountant
    Zenith Media LLC
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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