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What did you think of CPE UniversityMarch 22, 2019 at 6:59 pm #2278083B4BeanCounterParticipant
Going to give the CMA exam a shot after I go through busy season. Anyone else studying for this exam after passing the CPA exam?March 25, 2019 at 4:36 pm #2281776ChrisParticipant
I've been contemplating it for awhile now. Can't decide between this and the CGMA. I'm leaning CMA. I was just reviewing study materials last week. What are you thinking? I used a Gleim MCQ bank for the CPA exam so I'd probably use them again.March 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm #2281872B4BeanCounterParticipant
@Chris – I've done a little bit of research as to whether I should go for CMA or CGMA on this forum, and it seems like CMA holds more recognition than CGMA does as IMA (or ICMA) has a longer root when it comes to the management aspect of accounting although AICPA (that offers CGMA) has a bigger presence in the United States. One reason may be the CMA exam itself is more structured and difficult than some case scenario based exam they've implemented. In fact, it used to be such that those who hold the AICPA membership and had CPA could just pay the fee and receive the CGMA designation. With that being said, I know CPA is still the gold standard in accounting industry, but since I've already passed the CPA exam and there are already enough accountants with CPAs so I'm going to give this CMA exam a shot. I also got the access to the CMA review course at no cost so I'm definitely not going to pass this opportunity. Speaking of the review course, I used Becker to pass the CPA exam, which was paid for by the firm I currently work for, but the CMA exam review course I have right now is Wiley. Based on what I've seen from different posts here and other sources, Gleim seems to be the gold standard of the CMA exam review courses. Who knows? If Wiley doesn't work for me for CMA, then I may purchase the Gleim test banks to supplement my study.
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