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Can You Use Personal Calculators For The CIMA Exam?

There are plenty of calculations you need to do during the exam, so what resources can you utilise? And although Pearson Vue provides an on-screen calculator during your exam (both certificate and professional levels), I DO agree that it is easier (and faster) to perform calculations on a machine that you are familiar with.

10 Things You Should Know About CIMA Students and Members Worldwide

How old are CIMA members and students? How many have degrees before beginning CIMA; and what type of degrees do they possess? What sectors do CIMA members and students work in? How many CIMAs are women? This article offers you 10 interesting statistics all CIMA members and students should know about, in order to make the best of their career options and career advancement potential.

Trends in the Accountancy Profession And Where CIMA Stands

What is going on in accountancy? From time to time, it’s good to explore how the changing trends can affect our decisions and career paths and prospects as management accountants and management accounting, or CIMA students.  Here are some key facts from the Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) June 2016 report on Key Facts and Trends in the Accountancy Profession that would interest CIMA students and members. 

How CIMA helps your career

"With CIMA certification, you are not just learning to be an accountant", says a lecturer for beginning CIMA students. "You are learning to manage accountants and other professionals. You are learning to be a leader.” He is right. The objective of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants or CIMA is to produce competent and confident management accounting professionals who can guide and lead their organisations to sustainable success.

Practice If You Want to Learn

If you’re going to take a test, reading strategies about how to pass it is not enough to optimize your study time and effort. Going for financial certification is best done by taking full-length practice tests. Brain research and educational experience suggest that you learn best by doing, by applying what you learn to an authentic situation.

Understanding Scaled Scores

In January 2015, CIMA syllabus as well as the way to examine students’ knowledge has changed. Since then we have OT exams (computer-based, that can be taken anytime in a dedicated centre) and case studies (computer-based, 4 times a year). OT exams’ questions are kept in a database and each time a student sits down to an exam, 60 questions are randomly drawn and students have 90 minutes to answer them.