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PassMap for CMA Part 2 Now Available

A few months ago, HOCK introduced our interactive study planner called the PassMap that combines the study plans 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.

Now, the CMA Part 2 PassMap is available in My Studies for HOCK students who have the CMA Review or CMA Complete materials. We continue to welcome your feedback about the PassMap, whether positive or negative, so that we can be sure that we are providing the most useful study tools.

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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Changes to CIA Program Eligibility and Exam Retake Windows Effective September 1, 2019

“To align with the three-part CIA exam, the CIA program eligibility window has been adjusted from 4 years to 3 years. This reflects the amount of time typically required to complete the certification process. Candidates who are already approved into the program prior to September 1, 2019 will maintain a 4-year program window. Candidates approved into the program on or after September 1, 2019 will have 3 years to complete the program. Candidates can still request a one-year extension.

In addition, effective September 1, 2019, the waiting period to retake an exam will be shortened from 90 to 60 days. As long as it is still within the program eligibility window, candidates can retake the exam after waiting 60 days.”

Source: The IIA

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2020 CMA Exam Materials Update – Part 2 Sections C-F

HOCK is pleased to announce that the Part 2 Volume 2 Textbook (Sections C-F) for the 2020 CMA exams is now available. The questions and videos for Sections C through 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 2 Sections C-F (Textbook Volume 2) for 2020:

  • Section C: Qualitative Factors in Decision Analysis (pages 117-118).
  • Section F: The entire Ethics Section was re-written for the 2020 exam syllabus (pages 235-283).

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

  • Section E: Accounting Rate of Return.

Please watch our web site or social media pages for further announcements regarding future 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 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.

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