In summary, we recommend that you follow the suggestions in Study Units 2 through 7 and study with the Gleim CMA Review System. We have found that our most successful candidates apply Dr. Gleim’s study tips in A System for Success and utilize our CMA Review System. For just $739.95, you can have the entire Gleim system, including books, Test Prep Software, Test Prep for Windows Mobile, Audio CDs, Gleim Online, Essay Wizard, free updates, technical support, and a Personal Counselor. The Gleim CMA Review books break down each respective exam topic part into 10 easily manageable study units. All study units include concise, understandable, and extensive outlines followed by a summary of the core concepts presented and an array of multiplechoice questions with in-depth answer explanations. Each unit also has a practice essay question. The Gleim CMA Audio CDs are 30-minute (on average) summaries of each Gleim study unit presented by Knowledge Transfer Specialists to help reinforce the material. Our CMA Test Prep Software contains hundreds of additional multiple-choice questions that are not offered in our books. Additionally, it has many useful features, including documentation of your performance and the ability to simulate the CBT (computer-based testing) exam environment. Our CMA Gleim Online is a powerful Internet-based program that enables CMA candidates to learn in an interactive environment that provides feedback. Each CMA Gleim Online candidate has access to a Personal Counselor who helps the candidate organize study plans that work with his/her busy schedule. Essay Wizard gives you extra practice on essays in an exam-like environment.
Each CMA exam part will cover the topics above. For example, Performance Management will constitute 25% of each Part 1 exam. 1.4 LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE REQUIRED The ICMA has specified three levels of coverage as reproduced below and indicated in its content specification outlines. All topics on the CMA exam are tested up to Skill Level C. The relative proportions of multiple-choice questions are: Skill Level A - 25%, Skill Level B - 50%, and Skill Level C - 25%. Authors’ note: Rely on the questions at the end of each study unit in each CMA Review book and in CMA Test Prep Software, Test Prep for Windows Mobile, and CMA Gleim Online. Level A: Requiring the skill levels of knowledge and comprehension. Level B: Requiring the skill levels of knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis. Level C: Requiring all six skill levels: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. See Appendix D of a Part 1 or 2 Gleim CMA Review book for a reprint of the ICMA’s discussion of “Types and Levels of Exam Questions.” Conceptual vs. Calculation Questions Some of the CMA test questions will be calculations, in contrast to conceptual questions. The ICMA has approved the use of two calculators (see Study Unit 7, Subunit 10) to assist in this area. Beginning in May of 2011, certain essay questions will include a spreadsheet to assist with calculations, including net present value. 1.5 GLEIM STUDY UNITS We have divided the overall task of preparing for the CMA exam into 10 study units for each part of the exam. These study units conform to (or parallel) the ICMA CSOs. The average study unit in CMA Review is 50 pages (including CMA questions and Gleim answer explanations and an essay question) and can be completed in one study session. Study Unit 2 in this booklet contains a comprehensive listing of the ICMA CSOs on the left and the corresponding Gleim study units on the right. Most IMA areas are broken down into more than one Gleim study unit. Each of the Gleim CMA Review books has an ICMA CSO with a corresponding Gleim study unit listing for that exam part.
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