Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

2020 CMA Exam Materials Update – Part 1 Sections D-F

HOCK is pleased to announce that the Part 1 Volume 2 Textbook (Sections D-F) for the 2020 CMA exams is now available. The questions and videos for Sections D and E are also ready for 2020. Questions and videos for Section F are still in development and will be available in the coming weeks. All HOCK students who have the materials for the current exam syllabus have access to the 2020 materials at no additional charge.

An important reminder: students studying for exams through October 31, 2019 should continue to use the old/existing materials to prepare for their exams. Only students studying to take the exams in 2020 should use the new materials. More information about the 2020 CMA exam changes is available here.

Topics added/changed in CMA Part 1 Sections D-F (Textbook Volume 2) for 2020:

  • Section D: Expanded discussion of Lean Resource Management (pages 112-116).
  • Section E: More details added to the steps of software development (pages 227-231).
  • Section F: New Section for 2020 covering Technology and Analytics (pages 244-370).

Topics deleted in CMA Part 1 Sections D-F (Textbook Volume 2) for 2020:

  • Section E: Internal Auditing.

Please watch our web site or social media pages for further announcements regarding the rest of the materials updates for the 2020 CMA exams.

As always, if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2020 CMA Exam Materials Update – Part 1 Sections A-C and Part 2 Sections A-B

HOCK is pleased to announce that the first Sections (Textbook Volume 1) for both Parts of the 2020 CMA exams are available. All HOCK students who have the materials for the current exam syllabus have access to the 2020 materials at no additional charge.

An important reminder: students studying for exams through October 31, 2019 should continue to use the old/existing materials to prepare for their exams. Only students studying to take the exams in 2020 should use the new materials. More information about the 2020 CMA exam changes is available here.

Topics added/changed in CMA Part 1 Sections A-C (Textbook Volume 1) for 2020:

  • Section A: Added Integrated Reporting (pages 41-53).
  • Section A: Terminology change of uncollectible accounts to credit losses (pages 59-70).
  • Section A: Added depreciation for tax purposes (pages 110-111).
  • Section A: Updated leases for new accounting standards (pages 131-135).

Topics deleted in CMA Part 1 Sections A-C (Textbook Volume 1) for 2020:

  • Section A: Deleted off-balance sheet financing.
  • Section B: Deleted best practices for budgeting.

Topics deleted in CMA Part 2 Section A-B (Textbook Volume 1) for 2020:

  • Section A: Deleted EBITDA ratios.
  • Section A: Deleted off-balance sheet financing.
  • Section B: Deleted bankruptcy.
  • Section B: Deleted tax implications of transfer pricing.

Materials for the remaining Sections of the new 2020 CMA exam syllabus will be released as they are completed in the coming weeks. Please watch our web site or social media pages for further announcements.

As always, if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New! Interactive Study Planner – HOCK PassMap for CMA Part 1

The HOCK study plans have been a staple of the HOCK CMA exam prep since its introduction fifteen years ago, guiding you step by step through your studies. These PDF-based plans tie the books, videos, and questions together section by section and topic by topic.

Now, with our new interactive study planner called the PassMap, HOCK has combined the study plan with a personalized schedule in an online dashboard, allowing you to easily track and see your progress through the materials, including a progress bar and countdown to your exam date. If you fall behind or change your expected exam date, you can easily adjust your schedule with a few clicks.

The CMA Part 1 PassMap is available in My Studies for HOCK students who have the CMA Review or CMA Complete materials and the Section A PassMap is available in the CMA Trial. We would like to hear your feedback about the new PassMap, whether positive or negative, so that we can be sure that we are providing the most useful study tools.

A PassMap for CMA Part 2 will also be coming soon, providing HOCK students with a seamless plan through both Parts of the CMA exams.

If you don’t have your HOCK CMA materials yet, you can learn more about the HOCK CMA Exam Prep including our exclusive “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee, and start studying today.

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 How is my CMA Exam Score Determined?.


The Only Question You Need to Answer to Pass the Exam

There is one question that you must be able to answer correctly in order to pass a professional exam. If you can answer this question correctly, you will pass the exam. If you cannot answer this question correctly, it is very unlikely that you will pass. Watch the video to find out the question!


So, before you start preparing for any question that is going to be on the exam, make certain you can first answer the question of why you are studying. Why are you studying?

HOCK India Offering Live Virtual Classes starting April 2019

Online Live Classes HOCK India April 2019

HOCK India is offering Live Virtual Classes for only 20,000 INR per part for students who have purchased CMA materials from HOCK. Classes will be after Indian working hours (9:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m.) by veteran CMAs with teaching and industry experience, starting in late April.

Other important details about these classes:

  • Classes will be conducted in WebEx accessible from the comfort of home.
  • Recordings will be sent after each live class for review.
  • Students get access to HOCK live classes until they pass both Parts.
  • Students receive admin support for IMA payments as well as promotions from HOCK India.

Contact info@hockindia.com with questions about the courses or to sign up.

My Studies Video Display Updates April 2019

HOCK is pleased to announce two new features for our CMA, CPA, and CIA videos in My Studies:

  1. Check marks will now appear on the button for each video after it is watched completely. The buttons will also turn from green to gray as another visual indicator of completion.
  2. The last time a video was watched shows underneath the name of each video.

These new features are live in My Studies and incorporate video data going back to 2013 when HOCK first launched our videos.

Not yet a HOCK student? Learn more about our CMA, CPA, and CIA exam prep and starting studying today!

CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online Now Shows All Incorrect Answer Explanations

HOCK is known for its complete and detailed study materials, and the explanations for all of the correct and incorrect answers in our question bank are equally comprehensive. Our CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online platforms now both show the full explanations for all answer choices, not just for the correct answer and, if answered incorrectly, the chosen incorrect answer.

The update is online and available immediately for all new ExamSuccess Study, Re-Study, Review, and Exam Sessions. Sessions already completed will not have the history / results updated and will still show only the explanations for the correct and, if applicable, incorrect answer choice.

What is the HOCK CMA “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee? (Video)

In this video, HOCK international President Brian Hock explains HOCK’s exclusive “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee included with our CMA Complete Materials. No other company offers a guarantee that puts a financial commitment on the line! We know that if you put in the time and study with HOCK, you will pass.

Learn more about the HOCK CMA Complete Materials with “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee and start studying today!