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September 2012 update from Gleim

posted Sep 10, 2012, 11:51 AM by Cedar Rapids IMA

Melissa Leonard

Gleim CMA Product Manager


Summer is over, and the new IMA Chapter year is starting. All the excuses for why you don't have time to study have now gone back to school. No more summer vacations, family gatherings, or beautiful summer days to distract you from your professional goals.


What can a CMA certification do for you?


First, passing the CMA exam is a huge personal achievement. It takes a lot of discipline and dedication to study after work and sit through an examination. But, once you've conquered the first part of the exam, your momentum will carry you through the remaining part. You will feel on top of the world when you have completed both parts. This positive attitude will manifest itself in both your personal and professional endeavors.


Second, it will generate many professional opportunities.  Preparing for and passing the CMA exam will increase your professional knowledge, skills, and abilities, thereby rendering your services and expertise more productive and valuable.


Third, your commitment and drive will not go unnoticed. The ambition and work ethic that is required to attain a certification while also balancing professional and personal responsibilities demonstrates to your supervisors the energy and determination that you possess, not to mention the new skills you have attained. Even if your employer does not acknowledge your certification directly, they will notice your hard work, effort, and refinement of skills.


The IMA reports that those who are certified increase their career earnings by approximately $500,000. It's a great investment to your professional career!


Gleim is committed to helping you accomplish your goal of passing the exam and becoming a CMA. Your Cedar Rapids IMA Chapter has partnered with Gleim to ensure your success on the CMA exam! Working together, we will provide you the necessary tools to prepare for this difficult exam.


As a Cedar Rapids 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 to take advantage of the offer or if you have any questions.



Do you have feedback on what you have read or suggestions on future topics? Maybe you are studying for the exam or have recently passed and want to share tactics you used. Email Gleim at with your comments.



Melissa Leonard

Chapter Coordinator


Gleim Publications, Inc.

4201 NW 95TH Blvd.

Gainesville, FL 32606

800.874.5346 Ext. 131

Fax 352.375.6940


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