Anyone currently studying for the CMA, CIA, or CISA?

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    OnmywaytoCPA
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    I passed the CPA exam last year and I’m super bored. During undergrad my goal was to get my CPA and CMA Licenses. Now I’m comtemplating whether or not to pursue the CMA, CIA or CISA, since I have so much free time on my hands after passing the CPA Exam. I’m wondering if anyone is currently studying for any of these exams and is so, what prep courses are you using?


    Try not to go insane with these exams! It might be too late for me! LOL
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    #1423551

    So FAR So Good
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    If anyone is kind enough to answer, I’d also value your thoughts, especially if you could describe why you chose to go with the CMA over other options, such as the CGMA.


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    #1423614

    zakinak
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    I passed my CPA exams (F-81 R-80 A-99 B-80) in 6 months ending November 2015 and started studying for the CMA September 2016. I passed CMA Part I after a couple months of casual (compared to CPA) studying. I’m taking Part II at the end of February 2017. I used CPAExcel & Ninja for CPA and switched to Gleim for CMA. I prefer Gleim to CMAExcel because the study structure and content layout make more sense to me.

    There are two main reasons why I chose to pursue CMA certification. The first is because the content is relevant to my position as the controller of a manufacturing company. So far I’ve felt that my studies have helped elevate my skills professionally. As a side note I find the CMA material more interesting than the CPA material. The second reason is that when I see job postings for controller positions most say CPA/CMA preferred. CPA + CMA will differentiate me within my own organization and help me if I want to transfer or look outside for employment.

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    OnmywaytoCPA
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    Has anyone used the Wiley CMA Excel Course for the CMA Exam? Wiley is currently offering 25% off their CMA Course.


    Try not to go insane with these exams! It might be too late for me! LOL
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    #1520932

    kiester
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    I’m considering going for my CMA, but have been pushing it off and enjoying life for a bit. I passed my last CPA exam 12/2016.

    I was considering going into a MBA program, but feel that the CMA better option for me now since its less money and less commitment.The CPA is defiantly a status thing and has given me more respect, but I agree with Zakinak that the CMA material seems to be more interesting for my career path. I am a Assistant Controller working under a Controller that will be retiring next year, I was hired to fill her position.


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    #1520940

    cessnapilot30
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    I am planning to take the CMA exam this summer. I am sick of paying for review courses, so I downloaded the Content Specification Outlines from the IMA. I just recently passed BEC so Im going to use my Cost Accounting and FAR books to battle it plus the little I know. Hahah

    I still owe Becker almost 1K since I paid for it out of pocket. So I’m not very interested in spending another $700 for just the Gleim Books and test bank.


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