Updates

CMA Part 2 Textbook Update October 2018

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

The only major change in this update is that the whole topic of Risk Management (Section D in Volume 2) has been revised to reflect the most recent COSO document, Enterprise Risk Management: Integrating with Strategy and Performance. Candidates who have already studied Section D should review the new book to familiarize themselves with the latest guidance from COSO. All of the other changes were minor clarifications and re-arranging content for better flow, and there is no need to re-study any other topics.

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.

CMA Part 1 Textbook and Questions Update July 2018 – for 2019 CMA Exams

The CMA Part 1 Textbook, Questions, and Flash Cards have been updated with all of the current accounting standards that will be tested on the CMA exams beginning in January 2019, including the new revenue recognition standard. A detailed list of changes is not available because the changes, particularly where revenue recognition is concerned, were extensive throughout all of Section A. There are no significant changes to the syllabus, accounting standards, or textbook in Sections B through E. Current students can access the updated materials in My Studies.

Updated videos for changed topics in Section A are coming soon and will be posted in My Studies as they are recorded.

Note: The newer accounting standards covered in the July 2018 update will not be tested until the January/February 2019 testing window. Candidates studying for the September/October 2018 exams should continue to use the previous version of the materials, which are all still available in My Studies through October.

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

CPA Audit Textbook and Videos Update June 2018

The CPA Audit Textbook and Videos have been updated with changes related to the latest accounting standards. The significant changes are listed below and the new content is available for current students in My Studies.

Candidates should review the changed material in the updated textbook and/or videos. 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 CPA and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

Area II

  • Expanded discussion of Audit Risk at the beginning of Area II.

Area III

  • Added new guidance for the Going Concern Assessment.

Area IV

  • Added discussion of the new PCAOB AS 3101 Standard on Audit Opinions.
  • Added discussion of the new standard on audit involvement with exempt offering documents.

CPA FAR Videos Update May 2018

The CPA FAR Videos have been updated to reflect the recent changes in the textbook related to the latest guidance for ASC 606 (Revenue Recognition). The significant changes are listed below and the new videos are available for current students to watch in My Studies.

Candidates should review the changed material in the updated videos. 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 CPA and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

All Changes Are In Area II

Group C: Inventory

  • Permanent Decline in Value replaced Lower of Cost or Market

Group E: Investments

  • All of the Videos in Investments have been replaced.

Group G: Payables and Accrued Liabilities

The following three videos replaced Estimated Liabilities:

  • Estimated Liabilities – Compensated Absences
  • Estimated Liabilities – Warranties
  • Estimated Liabilities – Coupons and Premiums

Group J: Revenue Recognition

  • All of the Videos in Revenue Recognition have been replaced to conform to the changes in ASC 606.

CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Updated (April 2018)

CMA and CIA ExamSuccess for Windows and Mac have been updated with newer question databases. The new versions can be downloaded in My Studies. We recommend that all candidates studying for either exam update their software; all existing sessions and history will be preserved.

The updated questions are already live in ExamSuccess Online and no update is required.

ExamSuccess Online – See Percentage of Questions Answered Correctly

HOCK is pleased to announce that each Section and Topic in CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online now shows the percentage of questions answered correctly across all of your study sessions. Tracking the percentage of questions answered correctly helps you see not only your progression through the topics, but also which areas require additional study time.

This new feature is live and includes all previously-taken sessions. Access ExamSuccess Online through My Studies and see your progress in a whole new light!

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CIA Flash Cards Update September 2017; Now in PowerPoint Format

The CIA Flash Cards for all 3 Parts have been updated, and are now in PowerPoint format. Using PowerPoint will make it easier to use and edit the flash cards without the additional software previously required. Students who still want an interactive flash card scheduling program can use OpenCards, but this is completely optional.

The updated PowerPoint flash cards are free for current CIA Review students and can be downloaded in My Studies.

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Review and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student. Start studying today!

ExamSuccess Online Update (March 2017)

HOCK is pleased to announce an all-new layout for ExamSuccess Online that offers much greater flexibility for studying than the previous ExamSuccess Online. The updated ExamSuccess Online provides the following new capabilities:

  • Create study sessions with any number of questions.
  • Create study sessions including questions from any or all of the topics within a particular Section.
  • Create study sessions with questions containing only specified terms.
  • Create a review session with any number of questions.
  • Re-study questions that you had previously missed or not seen from a particular Section.
  • Bar charts show your performance for the topics studied in each session.

The new ExamSuccess Online is available in My Studies for all current students. Because we realize that switching in the middle of studying may be disruptive, a link is also available for the previous version of ExamSuccess Online, which will remain available through June 30th. Please contact us if you have any questions about using the new ExamSuccess Online.

If you have not yet purchased HOCK materials, you can also view samples of the new CMA ExamSuccess Online and CIA ExamSuccess Online containing a few topics from the full version.

CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Update (March 2017)

CMA and CIA ExamSuccess for Windows and Mac have been updated with newer question databases. There were no new questions added in this update, but many answer explanations were improved with additional details.

The new versions of CMA and CIA ExamSuccess can be downloaded in My Studies. We recommend that all candidates studying for either exam update their software; all existing sessions and history will be preserved.