CMA Product Manager/Chapter Coordinator
You want to succeed on the CMA Exam, and you want to do it as quickly as
possible. Exam candidates should remember that the exam is challenging and
sometimes you have to make sacrifices to accomplish your goal. In the moment,
those sacrifices might seem huge, but when you put things into perspective,
they are actually rather small compared to the rewards of having the CMA
designation. Here are some suggestions you can employ during your CMA Exam
preparation to guarantee success.
Forgo your favorite music or talk show during your commute to work and listen
to audio lectures instead. This small change will save you hours of other study
time and will reinforce information as you learn. Other times you can listen to
the audios when you are doing your household chores or working out.
Rise and shine can take on a whole new meaning. Many people are most productive
early in the morning when they are rested. You may not be a morning person so
you may have to give up a late night show and get to bed earlier. Experiment
with waking up early and studying for an hour or two in the morning. Studies
have shown that students cover more material in less time when the mind is
clearer and there are fewer disturbances. They are able to internalize
information that is more accessible for recall.
During your lunch break, reserve 15 to 30 minutes of quality study time instead
of reading your favorite book or going out with your co-workers. Gleim
candidates use the Gleim Online course or Test Prep to practice answering
multiple-choice and essay questions. This is a small sacrifice, so if you
find yourself wishing you were outside during that hour, take your review book
or laptop and study outdoors.
To really show your dedication, learn to say "no." This may be a hard
one, but when you have extra hours on the weekend to study, you may find
yourself easily distracted by loved ones and friends inviting you out. If you
explain to them that you really need to study for this exam, I can guarantee
they will understand and actually support you in your decision. It may seem
like a big sacrifice at the time because you may have to miss out on an evening
out, but imagine how you will feel when you can share with them your excitement
of passing the exam and reap the benefits that being a CMA brings.
Gleim, the experts in CMA review, are ready to assist you in preparing for your
exam. As a Chattanooga Chapter member, you receive significant discounts on the
Gleim CMA Review materials and Gleim CPE. Contact Melissa Leonard at 800.874.5346 ext. 131
or firstname.lastname@example.org to
take advantage of the offer or if you have any questions.
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