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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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Do I Need the Videos?

By Brian Hock | May 1, 2020

  The Videos are not necessary to prepare to pass, but they do make the process easier and faster. The short answer is that no, you do not need the videos to pass the exam. Many people prepare successfully without the videos. While we think that the videos make your studying more efficient (and perhaps…

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Study Tip: How Should I Study?

By HOCK international | April 27, 2020

Once you have made the decision to study for the CMA or CIA exam and received your materials, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information that you need to learn. This makes the question “How should I study?” an important question. Understand the goal Remember that your main goal is to…

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I Have Another Way to Calculate That

By Brian Hock | April 20, 2020

Occasionally, a student will contact us asking about a different way that they have to calculate an answer to an example or question in our CMA, CIA, or CPA materials. While these alternative ways are sometimes valid, a professional exam is not the place to try out a new theory, disagree with the syllabus, or…

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Experience Matters When Taking an Exam

By Brian Hock | April 13, 2020

We all know that as we gain experience at work, our work becomes easier and we are able to perform our tasks more efficiently. Just as experience contributes to our success at work, experience also contributes to our success on an exam. This does not mean taking an exam just to take it and fail…

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