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Data Analysis Question.

  • 1.  Data Analysis Question.

    Posted 03-23-2020 03:43 AM
    Good Afternoon,

    I plan to give my exams in early May. This is for those who have
    already given their exams in the earlier windows.

    Will there be sums on Linear Regression from Data Analytics in the exam?
    To be more specific will there be sums on Confidence interval,
    Standard Error, Simulations and Goodness of Fit?

    Also if you guys could suggest a Studying Pattern you'll swear by. I'm
    just too sacred and I really don't want to risk failing the exam.

    Thank you and wishing you all to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.

    Greeshma Parackal

  • 2.  RE: Data Analysis Question.

    Posted 03-24-2020 05:05 AM
    Hello Greeshma,

    First of all, I would like to encourage you to take that fear out of your mind and put a strategy to beat CMA exam by preparing yourself very well.
    Second, I understand from your request "about studying pattern" that you have just started your journey, while you plan to take the exams of early May !!!. If so, that is not enough time to be 100% prepared for Part-1 (If you are planing to take it first). End of June will be much better case your daily studying time is less than (4) hours.
    If you have already started and feel confident about your time frame I recommend the followings:
    1. Pay more attention to IMA's Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) ... (Includes every concept you should be aware of as CMA candidate)
    2. Practice, practice, practice and practice as much as you can of MSQs & essays ... (For confidence accumulation & time mastering)
    3. Completely finish IMA's exam support package 2020 questions ... (Very clear evidence of what you may face in live exam)

    You should expect to have a question about any concept mentioned in LOS, including linear regression (I had 2 questions in last Feb, theoretical & mathematical)
    Even me, I hate that "Static" subject since college time, but we are obliged to understand and use this analytical tool. (YouTube free lectures will help you out)

    I have posted some live exam tips & notes to whom it may concern, it would be helpful if you have a look on: Very important "live" exam tips

    My final advice is: Please use your natural fear to initiate your conscious and build more self-confidence, challenge who is questioning you and proof that you deserve to pass and earn your designation. Study CMA as you want to teach it for other students .. that's the key to success in any exam.

    For any help or support, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are gathered here to share our knowledge & experience.
    Best wishes of luck, success, safe & healthy condition.

    Kind regards

    Samer Ahmad, FMVA, SCA

  • 3.  RE: Data Analysis Question.

    Posted 03-25-2020 04:39 AM
    I have appeared on 24 feb for part 1 n I have got 4 regression mcqs .
    I want to know what is the procedure of getting CMA certificate after I pass both the parts. I should email my bachelors of commerce degree but how do I attest it from a notary please advise if you can

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 4.  RE: Data Analysis Question.

    Posted 03-25-2020 10:58 AM
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    Dear Malvika,

    Pls note the below details from CMA handbook:

    To become a certified CMA, candidates must satisfy one of the following education
    requirements and submit verification of education to ICMA within seven years of
    completing the CMA examination.
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    • A partial listing of accredited international and U.S. institutions is available at:
    • Degrees that are not accredited must be evaluated by an independent agency. A listing of
    these agencies can be found at or
    • If you cannot locate your college or university on the accredited listing, please contact us
    at ima@....
    • Verification: All transcripts should be mailed directly from your college or
    university to the address below. If you cannot submit your transcripts, please mail
    us a notarized copy.
    Professional certifications
    • A listing of approved certifications can be found here.
    • Verification: An official letter from an approved certifying organization confirming you
    are a qualified member should be mailed directly from the certifying organization to the
    address below.
    All education verification needs to be submitted in English. Please include your IMA member
    Note: Documents are shredded six months after your CMA profile has been updated.
    Transcripts and/or letters should be mailed to:
    Member # _______
    10 Paragon Drive
    Suite 1
    Montvale, NJ 07645

    Attaching hand book for your persual.

    I took wrote by part 1 on 23rd Feb and waiting for results.


    Anoop Paliyath
    Mustafa Sultan Ent


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