Read By Category

HOCK News

From Brian's Desk

Study Tips

CMA Exam

CIA Exam

CPA Exam

Stay up to date with the HOCK news, exam updates, and receive study tips.

Subscribe to the HOCK Blog

Newest Posts

How Much Should I Study for the Exam?

October 12, 2020

How much should I study for the CMA, CPA, or CPA? This is one of the most common questions that people ask us, and it is a very important question. If you do not study enough, you will probably fail the certification exam. If you study too much, you will probably pass the exam, but…

Read More

Featured Posts

5 Common Mistakes that Exam Candidates Make Studying For an Exam

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,…

Read More

Video: Six Tips for Answering MCQs on the CMA Exams

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…

Read More

CPA Exam Considerations for Non-US Candidates

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…

Read More

Recent Posts

HOCK PassMap 2.0 for CMA with new interface and bite-sized study units

October 7, 2020

HOCK is pleased to announce the release of PassMap 2.0 for CMA Parts 1 and 2. Both Parts are now available in My Studies. PassMap 2.0 includes: Shorter study units that cover only one topic each and include a study time estimate. A resume feature that takes you right to where you left off. A…

Read More

From Brian’s Desk: Exam Character

October 5, 2020

The True Character When we talk about the character of a person, we are talking about “who” they are. A person’s character tells us their values, what motivates them, and how they will respond in a given situation. While someone may be able to act in a way contradictory to their character for a short…

Read More

CPA Textbook Updates for BEC, FAR, and REG

September 22, 2020

Over the last few weeks, updates have been posted for the BEC, FAR, and REG Textbooks and the latest files are available for current students in My Studies. We recommend that all CPA students continue their studies using these latest versions. If you have any questions about the changes, please contact us and we will…

Read More

The Day Of Your CMA, CIA, or CPA Exam

September 21, 2020

In this video, Brian discusses some tips for exam day: how to eat, how to dress, how to prepare mentally, what to bring with you to the exam center, and offers some final words of encouragement. If the exam date is not coming up just yet, check out the following videos: One Day Before Your…

Read More