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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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The Theory of Constraints Applied to Studying

By Brian Hock | April 6, 2020

The Theory of Constraints addresses the issue that, in any process, there is a step that has a lower capacity than the others. No matter how many units are produced in the other steps, the process is always limited by the step with the lowest capacity. Therefore, when planning a process it is important to…

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Four Steps for Making a Decision

By Yulia Hock | March 30, 2020

“Something needs to change, but what?” Does that sound familiar? Especially about your job? I have a friend who is in this situation right now. She works for a big company, has a good position, a nice salary, reasonable co-workers, and the office is close to home – everything seems to be perfect, except for…

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5 Common Mistakes that Exam Candidates Make Studying For an Exam

By Brian Hock | March 23, 2020

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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CIA Part 3 Textbook Update March 2020

By HOCK international | March 19, 2020

Attention to all HOCK CIA students! The CIA Part 3 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The one significant change is the addition of Auditing Smart Devices in Section II on pages 92-95. Candidates who have already studied Section II should download the…

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