Episode 1 – What is the CMA Exam Mastery Course Podcast

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This is very exciting because after weeks of decision making I am ready to launch the first ever episode of the CMA Exam Mastery Course Podcast.

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Episode #1: What is the CMA Exam Mastery Course Podcast

Hello everyone! Nathan Liao here!

I’m super excited that you decided to join me on this journey of learning how you can pass the CMA exam on your first attempt And be on your way to earning 6 figures per year and be the go-to person for all major financial decisions in your company. Imagine the level of respect you’ll gain at work!

This is a free podcast series created for you. The goal by the end is to see you pass the Certified Management Accountant exam on your first try.

This first episode focuses mostly on what is the CMA exam mastery course podcast. The focus is on you. I know from first hand experience how intimidating this exam is, and how much work and sacrifice goes into preparing for it.

I had to sacrifice my free time for 6 months, I had to invest money to buy a review course and pay for exam fees without really knowing if I would pass on my first try.

I remember when I walked into the testing center, I was so stressed out, nervous, my hands were sweating so much. And the worst happened at that moment, self-doubt. Thoughts like:

Can I really pass this exam when there’s a 65% failing rate? Will I be able to remember all the formulas and definitions on the fly? Will I ran out of time?

These thoughts made me even more stressed out. But long story short, I passed the two part exam on my first attempt.

Then I took some time to understand what I did differently than the other 65% of candidates who failed. And what I realized is what you will learn through this free podcast course. I’m giving you the best of the best for free because I want you to succeed just like I did. I want to help those 65% of people who fail or could potentially fail each year, get the results they want. Which is exam success.

After getting my CMA designation, I wanted to help others so I launched my blog cmacoach.com in 2013. Since then, thousands of people from around the world have read my blog posts and consumed my content, but more importantly passed the exam.

I’ve taken all of that content and experience of knowing what works and what doesn’t to pass the exam, and boiled it down to this free CMA exam mastery course to give to you, the listener of this podcast.

You’ll be hearing me talk numerous times about my book The Ultimate Guide to the CMA Exam. This Ultimate Guide is something I’m extremely proud of. It’s the natural progression for everyone hearing my voice right now to go forward and get a free copy of it. Why?

Because just like the CMA exam mastery course podcast, my book The UltimateGuide to the CMA Exam itself is also completely free but only for the first 100 people who take action and get their copy on my website at www.cmaexamacademy.com/guide. Use coupon code (listen to episode to get it) to get a 100% discount at checkout. There’s no catch. It’s 100% free. I’m doing this only for you. I don’t advertise this anywhere else.

This free podcast is incredibly valuable because it’s in audio format and you can listen to it anywhere, anytime. The Ultimate Guide is also super valuable because you will learn even more. Both go hand in hand.

So the CMA Exam Mastery Course Podcast is going to focus on:

-What is the Certified Management Accountant Designation
-The benefits of the CMA designation
-How I paid off over 100K of debt thanks to the CMA designation
-CMA vs CPA – The ultimate battle
-CMA vs MBA – which one will fast track you to management
-CMA vs CGMA – The difference is not just in the G
-CMA exam Procedures
-We’ll compare CMA review courses
-Which study method is the best for you to ace the exam
-CMA exam fears, myths and what holds people back
-Best tools to use when studying for the exam
-CMA Exam Pre-game: What you must do before appearing for your exam
-Best exam strategies and study hacks
-Complete and tested 12 week study plan for the exam

Then I’m going to take you on a CMA exam Academy walk through. Now what is CMA Exam Academy? That again, is the natural progression. If you listen to this podcast and you enjoy it and learn from it, and then you get your free copy of book Ultimate Guide to the CMA exam and also enjoy that and learn from it, and you want to take things to that next level, that’s CMA Exam Academy - the #1 online instructor led prep course for the CMA exam with 1-on-1 coaching to guarantee your exam success. It includes textbooks, test bank, exclusive student forum,coaching support, video lectures, audio lectures, weekly accountability coaching so you stay on track and so so much more.

So my friends, this first podcast was meant to be short and sweet. I’m super excited you’ll be joining me on this journey. I know what the CMA designation has done for me personally and in my professional life and I know that adding those three letters to the end of your last name will also change your life for the better in ways you can’t even imagine.

So my hope is that this course will bring you one step closer to achieving your dreams and aspirations by first obtaining your CMA designation this year.


Like you, I too, know what it’s like to prepare for the CMA exam. The fear, the stress, the overwhelm — I’ve lived through it all.

It wasn’t that long ago that I was holding down a full-time job, busting my butt on my evenings and weekends to prepare for the exam, so trust me when I say I know exactly what you are going through.

I put in months of preparation and ended up passing on my very first try, unlike so many others. So what did I do differently and how can you avoid the abysmal passing rates? Listen in to learn more.

Just click the play button at the top of the page, download this in iTunes or listen on Stitcher. If you like what you hear, be sure to give me a 5-star rating or leave a review!

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Week’s Episode:

  • A look into why I’m starting the CMA Exam Mastery Course Podcast
  • What exactly you will be learning from the podcast
  • A sneak peek into my CMA Exam Academy and how it can help you pass the exam on your very first try


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