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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…

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5 Common Mistakes that Exam Candidates Make

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

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

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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One Day Before Your CMA, CIA, or CPA Exam

September 14, 2020

In this video, Brian discusses where you should be with one day before your CMA, CIA, or CPA Exam. Limit yourself to some quick reviews and get as much sleep as you can. You are prepared and you are ready to pass the exam! If you are not there yet, check out Brian’s tips for…

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Two Weeks Before Your Exam (CMA, CIA, CPA)

August 26, 2020

In this video, Brian Hock discusses where you should be with two weeks before your exam. Continue studying with timed tests to practice time management, reviewing all of the materials, cramming if you have extra time, and planning for exam details like your calculator and how to get to the testing center. You can also…

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Six Weeks Before Your Exam (CMA, CIA, CPA)

August 20, 2020

In this video, Brian Hock discusses where you should be with six weeks before your CMA, CIA, or CPA exam. Continue sticking with your study plan, reviewing previously-studied materials, using the flash cards, and plan when you will take your first mock exam. You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA, CPA, and CIA…

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Exam Tip: Taking a Step Back to Pass the Exams

August 11, 2020

We have written previously about the importance of having a study schedule and sticking to it (Exam Tip: Scheduling for Success and Peace of Mind), but sometimes you need to take a step back from your plan in order to move forward. If you’re familiar with soccer (football for our non-US readers), it is common…

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