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Looking for Online Classes

  • 1.  Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 21 days ago
    Hi,

    I am wondering if anyone has taken any online classes to help them prepare for the CMA exam that they could recommend?  I am studying with Wiley, but I am interested in signing up for online classes as well to help me prepare better.  I've seen online classes offered by BCertified Pro, in the list of providers for the CMA on the IMA's website and these look like they may be good, but I have also seen the CMA Academy classes and those look like they may be good as well.  I am just wondering if anyone has had any experience with good classes they have taken that they can share?

    Thanks!

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    Angela Butler
    Accountant
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    United States
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  • 2.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 21 days ago
    Dear Angela,

    While Wiley has excellent videos, Certain concepts require additional learning material which is where Wiley falls short. 

    I was going through Wiley's trail videos and found the content amazing except when it came to statistics, I really wanted to deep dive into it to get it once and for all. below are some of the websites which helped me a lot when it came to understanding core accounting concepts and statistics.

    1. Math is Fun

    3. Others which i cant remember at the moment.

    Hope this helps ! you dont need to spend more to get a deeper understanding of core concepts. there are plenty of resources online which require practice and practice. if you wish to test yourself go for the Gleim test bank. 

    Regards
    Puran Yash Kapoor

     





  • 3.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 20 days ago
    Dear Puran

    Thank you for the info. This helps. I, too, am in the same situation with Angela. Not sure which prep course is better.

    best,

    Patty Ketchum, MBA
    Controller
    Napa Valley, CA

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    Patty Ketchum
    Controller
    Napa CA
    United States
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  • 4.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi Angela,

    I highly recommend BCertified Pro! I just finished their live course for part I over a month ago and I took my test few weeks ago and I'm pretty sure I passed. I also have Wiley study materials but they don't explain things like Gaby from BCertified Pro. He explains it all so well!
    I'm also about to start a live course next week for part II.

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    Oliwia Fowler
    Accounting Supervisor
    Kerrville TX
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 19 days ago
    Thank you Oliwia, that is good to know and thanks to everyone else that responded with info as well.  I appreciate it a lot.

    Angela

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    Angela Butler
    Accountant
    Swep North America
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    United States
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  • 6.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hello Angela,

    Hope you are safe & doing well

    I believe that we are gathered here in this group to share our knowledge & experience, help, support & encourage each other in order to accomplish one goal .. Passing the CMA exam and getting proudly certified.

    When I attended my first attempt on last February, I was blinded of many things related to CMA preparation and exam taking, So I posted this article to guide other members of what mistakes I have done. Very important "live" exam tips

    Am using Wiley's Platinum package, but still I am getting additional support from other educational websites in order to nail the tough concepts which have been "Shortly" presented by Wiley. we should understand why "Non" of CMA course providers is able to cover all our needs, because it will take hundreds of video lectures and thousands of text materials.

    Spending a lot of hours to find and apply a proper techniques, I do repeat my previous advises:

    1. IMA Learning Outcome Statements and Exam Support Package are the (2) corner stones of CMA exam.
    2. Practice, practice and practice "Hundreds" of MCQs, presented by Wiley and outsourced ones.
    3. Practice full Mock exam multiple times (>10) in order to manage time & pressure efficiently.
    4. Master Time Management for each conceptual and computational MCQ. (Maximum average: 45 & 120 seconds respectively)
    5. Successful MCQs targeted score 90%

    Watching video lectures and reading text materials will definitely help to understand the concept, but still we need to practice tens of MCQs and fasten our answering speed in order to nail that concept, and being prepared for any future exam scenarios on time.

    When practicing MCQs, it is very important to use the isolation and soft skill techniques in order to focus only on the information required to find the solution as fast as possible.

    This summary information is not driven from my experience only, it is also gathered from many professional CMAs live stories.
    Hope it will encourage you to keep on track, be motivated and never give up.

    Wish you best of luck, success, safe and healthy condition

    Kind regards

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    Samer Ahmad, FMVA, SCA
    Kuwait
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  • 7.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 13 days ago
    I fell overwhelmed by the amount of study information and lack the time as well to full concentrate on the study questions.  I sometimes feel I should just sit for the exam and see how it goes, do you believe you benefited from taking the exam and taking it twice verse not feeling so confident and waiting to sit at later date?

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    Cynthia Lopez
    Accountant
    Dallas TX
    United States
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  • 8.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 13 days ago
    Dear Sameer and Cynthia,

    we would be honored if you could be a part of our global CMA community.

    your advice would benefit hundreds of CMA students worldwide.

    Kindly click on the link below to join our group.




     
    Thanks and Regards

    Puran Yash Kapoor
    CMA Sep 2020 Group Administrator






  • 9.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi Angela. I actually started with CMA Academy. It was a waste of time. There were far too many typos, errors, and inconsistencies. I left after 6 weeks and got a full refund. I am currently using Wiley, which has proven to be much better. However, I also do outside research on some topics just as other have noted here.

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    Brandy Kirkland
    Accountant
    Darby PA
    United States
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  • 10.  RE: Looking for Online Classes

    Posted 17 days ago
    Thanks Brandy, that is helpful info.

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    Angela Butler
    Accountant
    Swep North America
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    United States
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