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Exam Tip: Scheduling for Success and Peace of Mind

By HOCK international | August 5, 2020

Scheduling for Success and Peace of Mind How to study for an exam? One of the most common questions I get from students is how to study for an exam. I have written about how to study before, but there is one part of the study process that I want to specifically address again. 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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Exam Preparation Using Exam Content: Capital Budgeting

By HOCK international | June 28, 2020

CMA, CIA, and CPA Exam Preparation Using Exam Content: Capital Budgeting Capital Budgeting This is the first in a series of posts that looks at preparing for an exam using some of the same concepts that you might study for the CMA, CPA, or CIA exams. Capital budgeting is the process that a company goes…

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Why CMA is the Best Accounting and Finance Certification

By Brian Hock | June 21, 2020

There are several well-known international certifications for accounting and finance professionals, including CMA, CPA, CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CIA, CFA, and others. The first step for you as a professional seeking a certification is determining which one will be the most beneficial. This requires looking not only at your current job, but also what you would…

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How to choose a live-taught course provider for the CMA, CIA, and CPA exams

By Yulia Hock | June 13, 2020

How to choose a live-taught course provider for the CMA, CIA, and CPA exams Around the world, there are hundreds of institutions offering live taught classes for CMA, CIA, CPA, ACCA, and many other certifications. While there are a lot of excellent review course providers in the market, there are also some that charge too…

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Myths & Misconceptions about Preparing for Exams

By Brian Hock | June 6, 2020

In my twenty years of helping candidates pass their certification exams, I have come across many myths and misconceptions that can cause candidates to spend more time and/or more money than they need to. These myths are often perpetuated through the marketing that companies use to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Unfortunately, this marketing can…

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