CMA Textbook Updates October 2021

The CMA Parts 1 and 2 Textbooks have been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies.

These books reflect HOCK’s ongoing commitment to providing the most complete and understandable materials and are not due to a change in the syllabus. There are no major changes to detail and there is no need to re-study any topics already completed.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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HOCK PassMap 2.0 for CIA with new interface and bite-sized study units

PassMap 2.0
HOCK is pleased to announce the release of PassMap 2.0 for CIA Parts 1, 2, and 3.

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 CIA exams in one place.
  • A more modern interface that is easier to navigate.
  • Easier navigation on mobile devices.

MCQ and Video progress is saved independently of the PassMap, and is not affected by this transition.

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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CMA Part 2 Textbook Update July 2021

The CMA Part 2 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies.

Sections B and C were re-organized and streamlined to remove a number of topics in order to bring the textbook more in line with how topics are being tested on the exam. While the new textbook is shorter, especially in Section B, it still covers everything that you need to know for the exam.

If you have not yet started Section B, we strongly recommend using the newer and shorter book. Otherwise, it is not critical that you switch to the new version, though we do recommend using the latest version if possible. You do not need to re-study any topics already completed.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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CIA Part 1 Textbook Update July 2021

The CIA Part 1 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The significant changes are listed below including page numbers in the new July 2021 book.

Section I

  • Added Board Approval and Communication of Charter to B. The Internal Audit Charter, page 14.
  • Additional discussion in D. IIA Code of Ethics, pages 16-25.

Section II

  • Additional discussion in all topics, pages 26-39.

Section IV

  • Additional discussion in all topics, pages 49-62.

Section V

  • Added Three Lines Model, pages 63-68.
  • Additional discussion in Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance, and Risk Capacity, pages 89-92.
  • Additional discussion in Risk Assessment, pages 95-97.

Section VI

  • Additional discussion in all topics, pages 146-157.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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CIA Part 3 Textbook Update July 2021

The CIA Part 3 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The significant changes are listed below including page numbers in the new July 2021 book.

Section I

  • Added Boston Consulting Group Growth-Share Matrix and Operational Performance Measurement, pages 15-17.
  • Added Responsibility Centers and Responsibility Accounting, pages 29-32.
  • Added work schedules and compensation, pages 42-43.
  • Added IIA SG Optimizing Public Sector Audit Activities, pages 53-54.
  • Added Non-Disclosure Agreements, page 83.
  • Added more details about the value and governance of Data Analytics, pages 85-87.
  • Added Sensitivity Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulations, page 88.
  • Added more details about auditing software, pages 90-91.

Section II

  • Added excerpts from IIA GTAGs throughout the Section.
  • Added a chart with control weaknesses and related actions, page 105.
  • Added more details about some Emerging Technologies, pages 106-108.

Section III

  • Added excerpts from IIA GTAGs throughout the Section.
  • Added an overview of different types of databases, page 126.
  • Added basic IT terms, pages 133-134.
  • Added a longer introduction to IT Control Frameworks and IT Risks, pages 139-140.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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CMA Part 1 Textbook Update June 2021

The CMA Part 1 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The significant changes are listed below including page numbers in the new June 2021 book.

Section A

  • Updated the discussion of goodwill and impairment of goodwill, pages 119-122.

Section B

  • Added Characteristics of Successful Budgeting Processes, pages 221-222.

Section E

  • Removed discussion of Computerized Audit Techniques (no longer in the LOS).

Section F

  • Expanded the discussion of blockchain and blockchain terminology, pages 284-295.
  • Added discussion of best practices when creating visuals, pages 330-333.
  • Expanded the discussion of boxplots with additional information, pages 341-344.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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ExamReady™ Progress Bar Now Available in PassMaps for CMA Exams

What is ExamReady?

Exam candidates frequently ask, "Am I ready to take the exam?" HOCK's ExamReady™ progress bar helps you determine when you are ready.

How does it work?

  • ExamReady™ starts at 0 and counts up to 360, which is the passing score for the CMA exam.
  • Your ExamReady™ progress will increase with the completion of study units, videos, MCQs, essays, and mock exams.
  • You are in a good position at 230 to start your Final Review.
  • When ExamReady™ reaches 360, you are prepared to take your exam with confidence.

How do I see my ExamReady™ progress?

ExamReady™ is available to students who have CMA Review Complete materials, and to those who have purchased both the CMA Review Standard and CMA Videos. ExamReady™ shows on the Personal Study Plan in the PassMap.

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Personal Study Plans Now Available in PassMaps for CMA Exams

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What is the Personal Study Plan?

The Personal Study Plan is the latest addition to PassMap - HOCK's topic by topic learning system - that will guide you week by week through your studies based on your target exam date. If your exam date changes, the study plan will adapt your study schedule accordingly.

How does the Plan work?

We know that your study schedule changes every week, so your Personal Study Plan:

  • Is based on weeks rather than days.
  • Stays constantly updated based on your progress.
  • Shows you how much time you need to study each week to be ready for your exam date.
  • Automatically adjusts your weekly study time if you fall behind or get ahead.
  • Keeps you on track to pass your exam.

How do I set up my Plan?

The Personal Study Plan is available for CMA Parts 1 and 2. Students with the CMA trial can also set up a full study plan, and it will carry over when purchasing the HOCK CMA Review.

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CMA Part 2 Textbook Update January 2021

The CMA Part 2 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies.

This book reflects HOCK’s ongoing commitment to providing the most complete and understandable materials and is not due to a change in the syllabus.

Students who are taking the exams in January-February 2021 should continue to use their existing books to avoid any disruption so close to the end of their studies.

Students who are taking the exams after February 2021 are encouraged to switch to the new version to continue their studies. There is no need to re-study any topics already completed.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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CMA Part 1 Textbook Update January 2021

The CMA Part 1 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies.

This book reflects HOCK’s ongoing commitment to providing the most complete and understandable materials and is not due to a change in the syllabus.

Students who are taking the exams in January-February 2021 should continue to use their existing books to avoid any disruption so close to the end of their studies.

Students who are taking the exams after February 2021 are encouraged to switch to the new version to continue their studies. There is no need to re-study any topics already completed.

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

You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

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