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Revised CMA Part 2 - passed!

I have passed CMA Part 2 (new) last Tuesday with 580 scores. It was very hard part for me, taking into account that I had only general background in A, B, D and E sections. Section C "Information Management" was easiest for me and required only careful reading the study materials.

Study materials:

As I mentioned earlier, I used Gleim's study materials for my Revised CMA Part 1 exam. However, it turned out that Gleim's outlines was insufficient for me even for understanding the material from section E "External Financial Reporting". I followed advice from successful candidates and purchased Hock's online study materials. I like these study materials. Reviews are well organized, clear, logical and intelligible. Also, I bought Gleim's Test Prep Software with the question bank. In addition, I bought ICMA's Question and Answer book, which was last step of my preparation.


1. Again, follow the Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) (PDF file, 322Kb). Hock's study materials, unlike Gleim's outlines, are very well aligned with the LOS.

2. Practice with multiple-choice questions as much as you can. But be aware that many answers in Gleim's Test Prep Software are out of date (for example, about extraordinary items).

3. If you are already a member of IMA, join the IMA's Certification E-Mail Exchange. It is a source of extremely helpful information. Also, you can ask the questions arising in preparation.

4. Read carefully Bruce Pounder's "Tips for taking CMA/CFM Exams":
one ;

three (PDF file, 24 Kb);

Time management is critical success factor. I used Bruce's advice and I still had about 45 min left after answering all questions during Part 2 exam (I didn’t have any time to review marked questions in the first exam).

I am going to publish a lot study tips for Revised CMA Part 2 after my two weeks vacation. Also, I want to redesign this blog and rewarded myself with second shark tooth in the header.

See you soon and good luck on the exams!

Posted by mazoo at September 23, 2005 3:01 PM

Related posts:

CFM certification will not be available soon Sep 20, 2006
Revised CMA Part 3 - passed! Aug 04, 2006
Do you know who is a CMA? Aug 20, 2005


congratulations on passing part2 .... that is a pretty good score by the way....we are waiting for the second shark tooth....

good luck...

Posted by: reem at September 25, 2005 1:00 PM

Hi there

Congrats again on your success with CMA PART TWO.Excellant score and best of luck for Part 3 and Part 4 which I am sure will be easy for you to clear.
You are doing a great work with this website.
Keep it going and Best of luck.

Posted by: cholaraaju at October 1, 2005 1:11 AM

hi mazoo....congrats fer your excellent score. and thanks for replying earlier regarding which study materials are better. i kno i'm bugging you, but could you kindly tell me any site where there;s interation( sumthign like a forum) between current and former CMA students? i would really liek to ask as many questions as possible regarding this course before i join it.

also , i'd liek to know whether Becker Conviser is good for CMA preparations.

Posted by: fouzia at October 7, 2005 10:11 PM

Hi Mazoo...congrats on the great score...
I have a small question...I used gleim the book and software for part 1 which went well...yet...gleim is kind of difficult...so i am considering going for something more simple...and i noticed that u nominate hock...

my question is....
1. I have never used a DLP before, so is hock's software/material any good?
2. is using gleim's software with hock material ok? bcz i felt like u had to read gleim material to be able to answer its wacky questions...

I would be grateful if you can answer my questions as I am in a hurry to start preparing for the next parts...thanks a lot once more and good luck with the rest...

Posted by: wanna pass & get it over with at October 8, 2005 11:35 AM

Congratulations to you on passing another part!
I bought the Gleim books from 2001 (Tenth Edition I think), but I changed jobs and did not really use them. Now I'm thinking about going for the CMA certification again.

Do you think these books are still useful now that they've revised all the exams (I haven't registered for any parts so I'm not grandfathered to the old exam.)?

Now they're up to Twelfth Edition. I'm sure there's a lot of overlap in content but are there any key items that I will miss in the Revised Exam?

Posted by: Mel M. Liu at October 10, 2005 11:31 PM

There is my try to answer the questions:


Posted by: Mazoo at October 18, 2005 6:22 PM

Hi, i will be appearing for my Part-1, CMA., appreciate if you suggest the best study material available. I am a graduate with Accountancy background.


Posted by: fasi at November 27, 2005 12:39 PM

Hey mazoo,

I m currently in the learning process of the Part 2,
I have looked upon ur advices and i must say i m trying to use them as much as i can. however, i faced a problem while trying to install the Gleim CD, i had the key for part 2, and i tried to put it but it says it cannot be activated, then i tried to put it in the part 1 section, that was activated, but i want part 2 to be activated, plssss help me


Posted by: Suman at April 16, 2006 7:47 PM

Any Pakistani candidates aspiring to sit for CMA exams, contact me for help. I did CMA and am a CMA Reviewer authorized by the IMA (i.e I conduct review classes). Contact me for further details in case you want to register for my classes. Location: Karachi, Pakistan. Cell phone: 0345-238-3262.
I will also oblige anyone else asking me anything via email.

Posted by: Irfan Hassan at June 16, 2006 5:37 PM

Mr Irfan Hassan, what is your email address? EuroMaTech (www.EuroMaTech.com) want to invite you to speak at one of our conferences next year.
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Posted by: Anna at August 31, 2006 2:26 PM

I have started to study part I CMA exam.
You suggest to read Bruce Pounder's "Tips for taking CMA/CFM Exams": Four parts. Actually only fourth link is good, others are dead links.
If you know where can I find it from, please send it to my email.

Thank you in anticipation!

Posted by: David at September 12, 2006 10:21 AM

David, IMA website was redesigned recently, so old links became broken. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the corresponding links in the new site. I'll change the post. Thank you for pointing out these errors.

Posted by: Mazoo at September 12, 2006 1:45 PM

hey mazoo...
ive been a visitor to ur blog for the past year or so...rather frequenting a bit nowadays tryin to pass part2..
any solid tips mate?

Posted by: Adam at November 14, 2006 9:05 AM

My email address is irfan.hassan@theima.org. Sorry, I visited this page after a long time!

Posted by: Irfan Hassan at November 15, 2006 12:27 PM

More about me:

Posted by: Irfan Hassan at November 15, 2006 1:30 PM

what is real differents beteen gliem's books , lambers books and IMA's books ?
i'm starting rigth now to prepare CMA by live course in local institute . i wanna to know which kind or materials you advice me in my case ?

Posted by: mazen at January 29, 2007 11:29 PM

Hi Guys,
I'm going to take CMA part one ( Revised Exam ), I do have the IMA learning sys. but it is not enough questions.. So Which CMA test review I have to buy.
and thank you for any advice.
My E-mail >>> osamaali75@gmail.com

Posted by: Osama at April 5, 2007 12:49 AM

I passed part one 10 days ago
and I got score 570
I used gleim software and material

Posted by: Abdallah Ahmed Shawky at July 28, 2007 12:22 PM


Do you have downloads for Part 1 Hock material? Would you be willing to pass it on and if you want payment, how much would you ask for?

Posted by: Meherunnissa Majid at November 6, 2007 11:37 AM

Hi Mazoon,

Need to ask you if you could forword me the ICMA queation & answer link sow that i can purchase the booklet.

And if this booklet is realy helpfull, beacuse Im currently using Hock book + gleim CD.

Thanks for your prmopet replay.

my email: awaheed@petrogas.com.om

Posted by: waheed Al-Hooti at November 10, 2007 2:02 PM


I started my CMA, i intend to give my exam at the earliest but the only obstruction being i dont know which books to follow and where to get it from. i live in Doha
my id is mezegr8@gmail.com

Posted by: Agnes at February 16, 2008 2:15 AM


i'd be grateful if Gleim material ..CDs or links can be provided.

Posted by: Agnes at February 16, 2008 2:23 AM

hi every body

i have passed part one of cma certification and i have used gliem series and now im studying part two by using hock series

please could you give me any advice that i have to do to pass this part
and if you have any vedio sessions could give it to me ??
thanx for your time

Posted by: mohamed mousaa at February 26, 2008 12:18 AM

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