Written By Guest Blogger Jason S.
If you have been following some of my blogs, you will know that I’m an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Just the other day, I gave two speeches to my classes about Gleim products. The first speech I gave was to my Cost Accounting class. I brought my computer to class and we did problems on process costing. We were learning process costing (Weighted-average and FIFO method) in the book, and I thought it would be good for the students to see problems directly from the Gleim Test Prep software. Most of my students had never seen one of these software packages for the CPA/CMA exam. The students in my class really enjoyed getting to see some test prep questions, and I think I may have calmed some of their fears about what was in these study systems. The students were able to use the knowledge they learned in class and from the required class textbook to answer questions in the test prep software regarding FIFO and the weighted average method of process costing.
Later that day, I gave a speech and a demonstration to the college Accounting Club about both the CPA and CMA exams. I gave demonstrations to the club using both the Gleim CPA and CMA exam systems. I was able to show them the book material as well as the test prep questions. Again, I think I was able to calm some fears and highlight the real benefits of taking (and passing) the CPA or CMA exam. I was able to talk about the potential costs of purchasing various study materials, costs of exams, taking the exams at a testing center and the estimated return on investment of passing these exams. During this whole process, I was able to use Gleim materials and give examples of how I’ve used the Gleim materials to help me study for the CMA exam.
I would also like to thank Gleim for providing the college I work at with a free set of CPA books and one free download of the test prep software for one computer in our computer lab. Students have already been able to use the software and practice questions that are similar to actual CPA exam questions. If there are any professors out there reading this, I would highly recommend signing up for the Academic Site License Program.