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Study Tip: Setting Aside Time for Effective and Efficient Studying

By Brian Hock | May 26, 2020

In this video, HOCK international President Brian Hock offers some tips for how to set up a study schedule for effective and efficient studying. Some of the suggestions discussed in the video include: Set aside time when studying is the only thing you do. Make studying a priority in your schedule. Study at a time…

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5 Common Mistakes that Exam Candidates Make Studying For an Exam

By Brian Hock

1. Not looking at sample materials before making a purchase We talk, email, and chat with a lot of exam candidates, and too often we hear from students who spent a lot of money – sometimes over $1,000 – on a competitor’s course only to find out that the materials are not easy to understand,…

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Video: Six Tips for Answering MCQs on the CMA Exams

By HOCK international

In this video, get six tips for answering multiple-choice questions on the CMA exams, including how to quickly eliminate answer choices and use clues from the question to determine the correct answer. For more information about the CMA exam scoring and grading including how many MCQs are not evaluated during the exam (and why) see…

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CPA Exam Considerations for Non-US Candidates

By Brian Hock

A US CPA license is the most widely recognized professional accounting certification in the world. However, that does not mean that it is always the best choice for accounting professionals outside of the United States. There are issues connected to the content of the Exam, eligibility, taking the Exam, getting your license, and the investment…

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The Only Question You Need to Answer to Pass the Exam

By Brian Hock | May 18, 2020

There is one question that you must be able to answer correctly in order to pass a professional exam. If you can answer this question correctly, you will pass the exam. If you cannot answer this question correctly, it is very unlikely that you will pass. Watch the video to find out the question! So,…

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What to Do While Waiting to Take Your Exam?

By Brian Hock | May 12, 2020

  Recently a number of candidates have been contacting us because they have been having trouble staying motivated with their studies because they do not know when they will be able to take their exam. Here is a recent email that we received: “I have been preparing to take the CIA Part 1 exam. However,…

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Study Tip: Making An Exception In Your Study Schedule

By HOCK international | May 11, 2020

We have written several exam tips about creating a study schedule and the importance of following your schedule, both in terms of studying when you’re supposed to and also knowing that there are times when it is OK not to be studying. No matter how good your plan is and how dedicated you are to…

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Is the exam difficult to pass?

By HOCK international | May 4, 2020

Students frequently ask us if a particular exam is difficult to pass. I have spent some time thinking about this, and determined that the answer is “No, the exam is not difficult to pass. In fact, it should be easy to pass.” If you are properly prepared, then the exam should be easy to pass.…

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