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HOCK offices closed Monday, May 27th, 2019

The HOCK offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Limited email support will be available over the holiday weekend, but please allow extra time for a response.

Our online store remains open 24/7 – start studying today with a no-interest payment plan from HOCK international!

New! One to One with Brian Hock

A special message from Brian Hock, President of HOCK international

Learning new concepts and mastering new skills requires a significant investment of time and energy. You, or people you know, may have worked with private coaches, tutors and/or counselors such as math tutors, piano teachers, sports coaches, career counselors, or even exam-specific tutors such as SAT or ACT tutors. We make these investments because we know that advice and guidance from experts can help us reach our full potential whether in the classroom, on the field, or in our careers.

I understand that passing the exams is an important step in your career. To fully support you in your preparations, I want to make certain that, in addition to having the knowledge to succeed, you also have the confidence, support, and motivation to pass on your first attempt. Because everyone has different methods of studying, there is no simple formula for preparing and knowing when you are ready. However, with almost 20 years of experience working directly with candidates, I understand what you are going through and how to help you pass.

If you are feeling anxious about whether you are studying in the right way or feel uncertain about some of the topics on the exam, I can help you gain the confidence you need. HOCK has a new opportunity for you to receive personal support and guidance directly from me in a 1-to-1 setting called One to One with Brian. Learn more about One to One with Brian and take advantage of this opportunity to invest in your future and success.

Please contact us with any questions that you have and we will be glad to help. I look forward to meeting with you, helping you pass your exams, and advancing your career!

Brian Hock

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.

IIA Offers CIA Application Fee Waiver Through March 31st, 2019

If you have been thinking about studying for the CIA exams, now is the perfect time to start. Through March 31st, the IIA is waiving the application fee (up to a $230 US value) for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation. Visit the the IIA site for more information or access CCMS to apply. To qualify, applications must be submitted by March 31st.

HOCK offers a complete suite of CIA Exam Preparation with textbooks, flash cards, videos, study questions, and much more, with 20% off during March. Please contact us if you have any questions about the CIA certification or the HOCK CIA exam prep.

CIA Mobile App Update for the 2019 CIA Exams Now Available

HOCK is pleased to announce that the HOCK CIA App by Appitur® has been updated for the 2019 CIA exams. All HOCK students who have the CIA Parts 1, 2, or 3 Review can access the updated App by logging in inside the App with their HOCK My Studies email and password.

Learn more about the HOCK CIA App and if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help.

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!


ICMA Announces Changes for 2020 CMA Exams

The ICMA (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) has announced a few changes to the CMA exams effective with the January/February 2020 testing window.

  • CMA Part 1 has a new section on technology and analytics, and internal auditing has been removed.
  • CMA Part 2 has a new topic on social responsibility, and a few specific accounting topics have been removed.

Because these changes affect only about 10-20% of each exam, the current exams and the 2020 exams are interchangeable (there is no “transition” phase). That is to say, candidates can take one of the Parts under the 2019 syllabus and one of the Parts under the 2020 syllabus. Candidates studying now or starting to study in the next few months do not need to change their study plans.

There is a brief announcement about the change on the IMA web site here: https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification/getting-started/cma-2020-exam-changes, where you can also download the new 2020 Learning Outcome Statements.

HOCK will release updated study materials in advance of the new exams, and all HOCK customers who have purchased the CMA materials will have online access to the updated materials for the exam Part(s) they have purchased at no charge when they are released. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help.

Announcing new HOCK India Office

HOCK international is very pleased to announce the opening of our first official office in India. The HOCK India office will offer CMA, CPA, and CIA classes with HOCK-approved Indian instructors, provide materials for self-study locally, and work with other institutions and Universities who want to use HOCK materials in their classes. Certification expert Bhaswati Bhattacharya brings her years of certification experience as head of the new HOCK India office.

The first CMA classes run by HOCK India will be starting in November and will be offered online for only 50,000 INR for both Parts, including authentic HOCK materials access. The online interactive classes will be available from home computers after Indian working hours.

The web site for the HOCK India office is just getting started, but will be expanded over the coming weeks with additional information, so check back regularly for updates at http://www.hockindia.com/ or follow HOCK India on Facebook. You can get the latest information on upcoming classes, learn more about the instructors, and send a request for a personal contact about the upcoming classes.

We are very excited to bring HOCK to India, and look forward to starting the first official HOCK classes in India later this year!