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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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Exam Tip: Scheduling for Success and Peace of Mind

August 5, 2020

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 commitment When you make the decision to…

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Should I use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to study for an exam?

July 21, 2020

Students frequently ask us what kind of device they should use to study, and whether a laptop, tablet, or smartphone is best. In this post, we will give a quick reference for which materials we recommend using on each type of device, and which devices work well for each type of materials. The HOCK website…

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Do Exam “Shortcuts” and “Cheat Sheets” work?

July 18, 2020

Do Exam “Shortcuts” and “Cheat Sheets” Work? Studying for a professional exam is just like preparing to accomplish any significant goal—the only way to succeed is to put in the required time and effort. There is a specific and defined body of knowledge that you need to know to pass a professional exam and until…

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How to Use Value Chain Analysis While Preparing for the CMA, CIA, and CPA Exams

July 13, 2020

How to Use Value Chain Analysis While Preparing for the CMA, CIA, and CPA Exams This continues 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. Value Chain Analysis Value chain analysis helps a company understand…

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