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  • 1.  Panicked today

    Posted 30 days ago

    Today I broke down because I suddenly feel so stressed after learning that there is no March schedule here in Singapore. It means I really need to take the Feb 6 exam and I am only 19% progress. It is my fault, I didn't study in October-November and now I am cramming. 

    What actually causes my anxiety is the fact that corporate finance is harder than I expected. Topics about long term financing and financial instruments are a nightmare for me. Is it just me or I find these topics extra challenging? Section B topic is just so many and overwhelming. For those who already pass the part 2, any tips that you can share how to deal with this. I literally have only 4 weeks left to pull my act together.



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    Kristine Kaye
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  • 2.  RE: Panicked today

    Posted 29 days ago

    IMA has officially announced that "the May/June 2021 testing window extended to include April". You may contact Prometric for your registration



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    Phuc Ngo Mai Thien
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  • 3.  RE: Panicked today

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hi... check out Robert Shiller's introduction to financial markets on youtube, and listen to the whole series... you'd love corporate finance after lecture 1.
    Good luck
    Nasira





  • 4.  RE: Panicked today
    Best Answer

    Posted 28 days ago
    You still have a month to prepare before the exam. If you have some accounting background from college or work, the material shouldn't be that difficult. And keep monitoring the exam availability date, sometimes you may be able to find availability towards the end of Feb, that could give you almost two months of preparation time. If you study every day and weekend, it's totally doable. I'm also prepping Part 2 right now and I only have time to study during weekends or midnight after work. You will be okay too, don't panic. Happy new year!

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    Yanying Chen, CPA
    Finance Professional
    San Francisco Bay Area
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: Panicked today

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Yanying,

    I really appreciate your advise. And I believed you when you say if you have accounting background it shouldn't be that hard. Maybe I am just panicking which makes it harder to focus. Now that I calmed down I think it's okay and I'm picking up the pace.

    Then I check our prometric test centre as you advised and I am surprised that they opened another testing day which is 1 week later than my exam day. Additional 1 week for me helps very much!

    Thanks and best of luck for both of us.

    Regards,
    Kaye

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    Kristine Kaye
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  • 6.  RE: Panicked today

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Kristine,

    Glad that it was helpful. Feel free to message me if there is anything I can help.

    Best of luck,
    Yanying

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    Yanying Chen, CPA
    Finance Professional
    San Francisco Bay Area
    United States
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  • 7.  RE: Panicked today

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hi Yanying,

    While your exam is close, focusing in and creating a plan will allow you to succeed here. 

    First print out a calendar for January and February and tape it to your note binder. Figure out what point you need to get to each day.

    Second, if you can take off from work it is helpful to get a few long weekends to put in solid 8 - 10 hour study days especially for going over test bank questions and practice exams. 

    Third, and most important. Stay hydrated and put in some physical exercise to get the blood flowing and get your body/mind working at peak capacity. 

    Best of luck, you got this!

    Tyler Palmer 



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    Tyler Palmer
    Accountant
    Mercer Island WA
    United States
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  • 8.  RE: Panicked today

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hello,
     I just passed 2 parts of CMA last year and i think i can share some tips to you.
     If you think it's beneficial, you can add me on whatsApp : 0965.355.333

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    TUAN NGUYEN ANH
    Accountant
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Viet Nam
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