PassMap 2.0


HOCK is pleased to announce the release of PassMap 2.0, a new learning system now available for CMA Part 2. PassMap 2.0 for CMA Part 1 will be coming soon - stay tuned!

PassMap 2.0 includes:

  • Shorter study units that cover only one topic each and include a study time estimate.
  • A resume feature that takes you right to where you left off.
  • A Resources section with all of the information about studying for the CMA exams in one place.
  • A more modern interface that is easier to navigate.
  • Easier navigation on mobile devices.

The original PassMap will remain available for the time being and students who want to continue with original PassMap are welcome to do so. MCQ and Video progress is saved independently of the PassMap, so students are welcome to switch at any time it is convenient to take advantage of the PassMap 2.0 layout and features.

If you have any questions about PassMap 2.0 or need any help using the materials or PassMap please contact us and we will be glad to help.

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Over the last few weeks, updates have been posted for the BEC, FAR, and REG Textbooks and the latest files are available for current students in My Studies. We recommend that all CPA students continue their studies using these latest versions.

If you have any questions about the changes, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

BEC had two significant additions:

  • In Volume 1, added a discussion of Types of Controls, see pages 5-7.
  • In Volume 2, added a discussion of COBIT, see pages 42-44.

FAR had several significant changes:

  • In Volume 1, updated the discussion of Acquisition and Disposal by Exchange, see pages 134-144.
  • In Volume 1, updated the discussion of Notes Receivable, see pages 166-177 and 201-209.
  • In Volume 1, updated the discussion of Deferred Income Taxes, see pages 337-366.
  • In Volume 2, updated the discussion of Leases, see pages 59-113.
  • In Volume 2, updated the discussion of Postemployment Benefits, see pages 178-187.
  • In Volume 2, updated the discussion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, see pages 187-205.

In addition, minor corrections were made throughout both Volumes.

REG had several changes:

  • In Area I, updated the discussion of Ethics and Responsibilities in Tax Practice, see pages 1-7.
  • In Area II, updated the discussion of Bankruptcy, see pages 83-97.
  • Areas III, IV, and V were updated for the latest changes to tax laws and regulations.

In addition, minor corrections were made throughout both Volumes.

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Dear CMA candidates,

We are pleased to announce that we have updated the HOCK CMA ExamSuccess interface to be similar to the real Prometric CMA exam layout! So now when you are taking your CMA Mock Exams, you are checking your readiness, practicing time management, and getting used to the real CMA exam interface.

Click here to download the CMA Exam Interface Guide.

In addition to the interface, we have made stylistic and structural changes to ExamSuccess Online. These updates are not only pleasing to the eye but also make it easier and more efficient to navigate the question database.

  • If you are a HOCK student, check out the new ExamSuccess Online here.
  • If you are not a HOCK student yet, sign up for our Free Trial here.

As always, we appreciate your feedback so that we can continuously improve the HOCK materials and study tools to help you prepare effectively and efficiently.

The HOCK Team

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CMA and CIA Exam Question Bank

We are pleased to announce that we now offer our CMA Exam and CIA Exam Question Bank Packages as separate study tools.

Each Question Bank includes: 

  • MCQs with explanations for correct and incorrect answer choices
  • Flash Cards
  • Mock Exams

Question Banks are intended for students who have a textbook from another provider and are looking for a comprehensive question bank to practice the concepts on the exam syllabus. 

Please note that the Questions by themselves are not sufficient to prepare to pass the exams.

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HOCK is pleased to announce the latest addition to our study materials: the CIA Complete Package with “You Pass or We Pay Guarantee.” Our CIA students can now enjoy the same peace of mind and confidence that our CMA students have with our exclusive “You Pass or We Pay” Guarantee that is still the only guarantee of its kind on the market. As long as you meet the simple requirements (which is basically just that you study), HOCK will pay for your second attempt if you do not pass the exam on your first attempt.

Start your studies today with confidence with the CIA Complete Package with “You Pass or We Pay Guarantee” and earn your CIA in 2020!

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Dear CMA Candidates,

I am pleased to announce that we are launching my very first CMA online class in January 2020 – CMA with Brian!

I have been helping CMA candidates around the world pass their exams for 20 years. In the past few years, HOCK and other CMA providers have been focused on self-study materials. In this term, the key word is “self,” which means that you are supposed to do the studying by yourself. Though this is absolutely possible, no matter how good the materials are, there is a lot of pressure going through the process alone.

Years of experience, analysis, and interaction with thousands of CMA candidates has led me to the following conclusion: it is much easier to prepare for and pass professional exams when you are supported in live classes with a teacher who can not only answer your questions and provide extra explanations, but also keep you motivated and focused as you study. Having scheduled classroom hours each week with your teacher and group greatly improves you chances of staying on track studying and passing your Exam. And that is why you are studying – to pass your Exam on your first attempt.

If you have been self-studying and looking for just that little extra to stay focused and motivated, I have great news for you – you don’t have to do it on your own anymore. I will make certain that you are supported and confident as you progress through the materials. I will lead you, motivate you, and make certain that every question you have while studying is answered. And most importantly, I will make sure that on the day of your exam, you will wake up confident about passing your exam.

Starting in January we will have groups for Part 1 and Part 2. The classes will finish at the end of April so that you will be ready to pass your Exam(s) in the May/June Exam Window. We will have one class session per week in which I will outline what you will be studying, give you things to look for and be ready for, and even answer some of the questions that you will have before you have the question. In addition, each week I will have an office hour where I will be available online for you to ask any specific questions that you have – whether about the exam content or how you have been studying and what you might be able to do differently. Between the classes and the office hours, you will have all of the access you need to the decades of experience that I have helping candidates like you pass the Exam.

The number of students in each class is limited so please register as soon as you can to reserve your spot.

If you have not yet purchased the HOCK CMA Complete materials, you can purchase CMA With Brian and get all of the CMA Complete materials here:

If you already have HOCK study materials, you just need to upgrade your materials. Please send an e-mail to so we can let you know what you will need to do to be part of CMA With Brian.

I hope to see you in my upcoming classes and I am looking forward to helping you pass your Exams.

Brian Hock, CMA, CIA
President of HOCK international

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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.

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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 with questions about the courses or to sign up.

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