[FAQs] Certified Management Accountant (CMA) – Training Related Questions

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CMA Training Questions; CMA faqs

FAQ 1. Is there any mandatory training in CMA Course?

Yes, CMA students shall have to undergo prescribed mandatory trainings at Intermediate and Final levels. Accordingly, in CMA course, a candidate is required to complete three trainings:

1. Skills Training – Intermediate Course

      • SAP Finance Power User Training
      • Microsoft Training
      • Cambridge university Press Soft Skill Training
      • E-filing Training

2. Practical Training – Intermediate/Final Course

3. Industry Oriented Training Program (IOTP) – Final Course

FAQ 2. Who is eligible for Skills Training Program in CMA Course?

‘Skills Training’ is a mandatory training designed to provide students with the targeted training they need to gain the knowledge and abilities necessary to fulfil the specific requirements of their job positions.

A candidate who has taken admission in Intermediate Course on or after 11th August, 2020 and paid his/her full Course Fees is eligible for the Skills Training Program.

However, candidates who have paid fees in installments will become eligible for Skills Training Program after payment of final installment of Intermediate Course.

FAQ 3. How to apply for Skills Training Program?

A candidate can directly access the Online Skills Training Program on CMA website (https://icmai.in/studentswebsite/ETSDT_Skills.php) where all the scheduled live classes and recorded lectures along with the study material would be available.

FAQ 4. Is Skills Training mandatory?

Yes, ‘Skills Training’ and associated assessment tests are mandatory to be eligible to appear in both/ remaining group of CMA Intermediate Examinations. However, a student can appear in a single group of Intermediate Examinations without completing ‘Skills Training’ and associated assessment tests.

Note: It is recommended to begin ‘Skills Training’ from the very beginning of admission in Intermediate Course.

FAQ 5. Which are the components of Skills Training Program?

Skills Training Program include:

    • SAP Finance Power User Training & Certification (with SAP Learning Hub & SAP S/4HANA) – 60 hours
    • Microsoft Office Training & Certification – 40 hours
    • Cambridge University Press Soft Skill Training & Certification – 20 hours
    • E-filing Training & Certification – 20 hours

FAQ 6. Can a candidate appear in Intermediate exam without completing Skills Training Program?

Yes, a student can appear in a single group (either first or second group) of Intermediate Examinations without completing Skills Training and associated Assessment Tests, but for appearing in the remaining group/ both groups, the candidate is compulsorily required to complete the Skills Training and associated Assessment Tests.

FAQ 7. Is attendance mandatory in ‘Skills Training’ sessions?

Regular attendance in the online sessions is required to grasp over the intricacies of ‘Skills Training’ modules; and hence, the attendance of students in various sessions is strictly monitored and recorded by ICMAI.

FAQ 8. Is there any assessment test after completing Skills Training Program?

Yes, mandatory online MCQ-based assessment test shall be conducted after completing Skills Training Program. The test will be of 2 hrs. / 100 marks [SAP – 50; Microsoft – 30; E-Filing – 20].

A candidate has to obtain at least 50% marks in aggregate in the Skills Training Assessment Test within stipulated time to be eligible to appear in both/remaining group in CMA Intermediate Examinations.

For clearing Skills Training Assessment Test, a candidate will be provided a maximum of 3 attempts.

FAQ 9. What is Industry Oriented Training Program (IOTP)?

Industry Oriented Training Program (IOTP) is a 7 days program which a candidate is required to compulsorily complete after registering for CMA Final course and before filling up the form for Final Examination for both or remaining group(s) of final examination.

Industry Oriented Training Program (IOTP) will cover training on compliance requirements and their preparation under various statutes.

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