Amar Nayak

Amar Nayak, CMT

HT, Acusis Bangalore

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right
~ Henry Ford

The most difficult thing about the CMT, was putting together this write-up, because it's very hard to put into words how I felt when I cleared the CMT exam. It has been a long journey of about 10 years from being a trainee MT to a CMT. When I started out as an MT, there were very few CMTs around and an "Indian" CMT was an even rarer sight. Here in Acusis, we already have quite a few and it's growing by the day.


Each professional in this field aspires to qualify and eventually acquire this prestigious certification. When I was first informed that I was one of the selected candidates, I was not sure it would be possible. I was apprehensive whether I would be able to study again since work and family took most of my time. Transcribing part was okay since I did it every day. No reference material and a disabled spell-checker also made the CMT tough. The CMT tests you thoroughly. There is only so much that you can prepare; the rest is up to the experience you have gathered over the years to pull you through.

I agree with what every other write-up here says - that you need to be patient, be focused, and work hard. I know it is a cliché but hard work eventually pays off. But you do need that opportunity to prove your mettle and I thank Acusis for having provided me just that. I am also grateful to the Training Team here in Bangalore for their guidance and support, as also the HTF team for their encouragement and best wishes. With so many well-wishers, no wonder I passed!

Amar Nayak