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I’m waiting for my exam result – should I start with the other Part(s)?

By HOCK international | February 24, 2020

After taking an exam, students frequently ask if they should start studying for the next part right away, or if they need to wait for their results first. If you feel that you did well on the exam, I suggest that you should start studying the next part, and here’s why: Even if you do…

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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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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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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 Tip: All MCQs are Equal

By HOCK international | July 26, 2013

On the CMA and CIA exams, each multiple-choice question is weighted the same; a short question about the definition of a word counts the same as a long computational question. You should not waste time on questions that you do not understand or that would take too long to answer. Keeping this in mind, here…

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Blog: A Person’s Name

By HOCK international | July 22, 2013

At my sons’ Taekwondo classes the other day I watched two exchanges that reminded me about how important a person’s name is. The first occurred when a boy about 5 years old came in. The teacher, a 7th degree black belt, asked what his name was and he replied in a voice too quiet to…

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Blog: Losing Weight and the Health of a Business

By HOCK international | June 10, 2013

If you have ever tried to lose weight, or know someone who has, you are probably aware that there are a lot of different diets and weight loss programs that a person can choose, and that advice from friends can add even more “options” for trying to lose weight. There are diets that do not…

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Blog: Professionalism

By HOCK international | May 9, 2013

The term “professional certification” is only two words, but it is difficult to describe what exactly it means. The second word is easy to understand – certification is recognition of an achievement. The difficulty in understanding what is meant by “professional certification” is in the first word – professional. One definition of professional is somebody…

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