What is the point of this blog anyway?

One of my first tasks as Education Coordinator is to get everyone talking and using this blog. This got me thinking about the best ways to use social media to …

Beta Education Welcomes a new Education Coordinator

As the newest member of the Beta Education team, I am happy to introduce myself as the Education Coordinator. My name is Heather Barto and I am here to help with …

Secure Certificates

This morning, you may notice that your browser gives you a “security” warning for the website. Our Secure Certificates simply needed to be renewed. These will encrypt information and only …

Discrimination In Sports and R2

I have always been fascinated by the topic of referee/umpire discrimination in sports.  In early 2009, I came across a working paper by Parsons et al, “Strike Three: Umpires’ Demand …

Happy Tau Day(?!)

Given that you are a die hard Beta Fan, you read my post about Pi Day last year.  The recently published Tau Manifesto argues that Tau, which is equal to …

CIMA Live Class Attendants to get eLearning included!

I have just decided that all live class participants will receive access to the appropriate eLearning as well.  There are quite a few reasons for this, but mainly: I update …

Beta Ed and Android

Sweet news!  The online materials seem to be working pretty smoothly on Android (2.2 and above).  Our systems are not optimized for Android, so that an internet connection is pretty …

PDF Issues

As some of you have noticed, one of my new PDFs was either unreadable, or caused some computers to crash.  It took me a while to figure out that Adobe …

Wharton Announces Remaining 2011 CIMA Classes

June 26 – June 30:  Wharton West, San Francisco Sept 22 – Sept 26:  Wharton West, San Francisco Oct 3 – Oct 7: Regular Wharton, Philadelphia Dec 5 – Dec …

CIMA CE Update

For those of you who are waiting for my CE update, I have hit a bit of a technology barrier (see the Interest Rate Risk Learn Dection if you are …

IMCA Publishes Passing Rates

FYI, IMCA announced 2010 pass rates for CIMA exams last month. For the first time, IMCA has published cumulative pass rates for its two Certified Investment Management Analyst(SM) (CIMA®) Examinations. …

CIMA Update

I am going to start to use this blog more often. I don’t have that much good stuff to say, mind you… FYI, a major update is going to be …

Additional Certification Exam Month Added for 2011 and 2012!

IMCA has added an additional month during which the Certification Exam can be taken.  For 2011 and 2012, the Certification Exam will be available in May, August, and November. http://www.imca.org/main/do/CIMAcertexam

The Statistician in me: Roy Halladay and Don Larsen

Such a little gem from Roy Halladay no-hitting the Reds yesterday in game 1 of the NLDS!!  Tim Kurkjian, on ESPN calls the feat monumental for its rarity, providing the …

Updates to CIMA Questions

Throughout the day, I will be making updates to the CIMA QE Reinforcing Questions.  You may observe some slight interruptions.
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