Updates

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!

Not a HOCK student? You can also learn more about the HOCK CMA, CPA, and CIA materials and support – start studying today!

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.

CMA Parts 1 and 2 Practice Essays Update March 2017

The CMA Parts 1 and 2 Practice Essays have been updated with 2 additional essays per Part (questions #12 and #13 in Part 1, and questions #3 and #10 in Part 2). The new question and answer files are available for current students to download in My Studies.

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

CMA and CIA Personalized Study Plans Now Available To All HOCK Students

HOCK is pleased to announce that our Personalized Study Plans are now available to all HOCK CMA and CIA students, not just to students who have HOCK CMA or CIA textbooks. Our standard Study Plans outline Units of study along with a suggested amount of study time for each Unit, based on studying 8-10 hours per week. By selecting a date to begin studying and a target exam date, a Personalized Study Plan will adjust the standard Study Plans to your schedule. You can also have your Personalized Study Plan emailed to you at the beginning of each week.

Personalized Study Plans for the CMA and CIA exams are available to anyone who has previously purchased HOCK CMA or CIA materials, and can be set up in My Studies by clicking on the Personalized Study Plan icon on your My Studies bookshelf.