Half Way Point: Report from our Blogger Waqar


waqar-cma-exam-blogger-2It’s been a month since I wrote a post I was super busy with work, study and with some work in home recently. We got slow (in covering chapters from Gleim) because of the events during this month eg. Eid and Muharram (also a event for Muslims) but we have already completed 6 first chapters and 14 to 18 (some topics remaining in these chapters) so we are half way to our goal to complete the course but I have done some extra working like leadership (10th chapter in Gleim).

Recently I managed to make a schedule to study just for the CIA exam, I had a lot of activities before I started CIA journey but with my new job it became hard to find time for the study.  But then, I am half way their because of my mentor even though previous month was full of holidays but he gave us his precious time.

I am very fond of playing games and recent years I have played hundred of games on my personal computer but with work and study I have to sacrifice this activity for the greater good (still play sometimes but not often).

My day start with my job as a senior management accountant in a small sized company so after work I go straight to my house and take the class from my mentor online after that I have some fitness activities which I cannot leave e.g Gym after that I give some of my time to MBA.

I do get some time to study during break in my office so I have started reading in the office plus my boss is super flexible after I am done with my work I can leave early or use office for study purposes so this job is super cool with my study.

We are hoping to completely get done with Gleim in 6 to 8 weeks and go for the exam in 2 to 3 weeks after the completion of the course so it excites me and before I go I would love to share another quote because I love quotes which excite and make us passionate about goal.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra”


Waqar Akmal, CMA

Note from Stephanie

Hi Waqar! Congrats on the new job. You always amaze me with your stamina — CMA, then MBA, CIA, a new job… and now you tell me you still have time for computer games 😉

Glad to know you live life to the fullest.

Please tell us about your work as well — I am really happy that you have an understanding boss. The flexibility helps a lot for those preparing for exams.

About the Author Waqar Akmal

Howdy guys, I am Waqar Akmal from Pakistan. I am currently enrolled in MBA program (Third Semester) and have completed the CMA exam. I am now working towards the CIA exam.