HOCK offices closed Monday, January 21st, 2019

The HOCK offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 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!

Study Tips: Setting Aside Time for Effective and Efficient Studying (Video)

In this video, HOCK international President Brian Hock offers some tips for how to set up a study schedule for effective and efficient studying.

Some of the suggestions discussed in the video include:

  • Set aside time where studying is the only thing you do.
  • Make studying a priority in your schedule.
  • Study at a time of the day when you are alert and focused.
  • Use smaller blocks of time for studying rather than longer blocks.

Learn more about the HOCK study materials for the CMA, CPA, and CIA exams and see how HOCK can help you prepare to pass your exams on your first attempt.

CIA Study Plans for 2019 CIA Exams Now Available

HOCK is pleased to announce that the Study Plans for the 2019 CIA exams are now available on our CIA Study Plans page. The Personalized Study Plans have also been updated, and all HOCK CIA students have access to the Personalized Study Plans for the new syllabus in My Studies.

As always, if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us.

CIA Parts 1 and 2 ExamSuccess for the 2019 CIA Exams Now Available

HOCK is pleased to announce that CIA Parts 1 and 2 ExamSuccess (MCQs) for the 2019 CIA exams are now available online in My Studies, joining Part 3 that was released in December. All HOCK students who have the CIA Parts 1, 2, or 3 Questions can access the updated MCQs in ExamSuccess Online at no additional charge.

As always, if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Only Question You Need to Answer to Pass the Exam

There is one question that you must be able to answer correctly in order to pass a professional exam. If you can answer this question correctly, you will pass the exam. If you cannot answer this question correctly, it is very unlikely that you will pass. Watch the video to find out the question!

So, before you start preparing for any question that is going to be on the exam, make certain you can first answer the question of why you are studying. Why are you studying?

Study with Brian 2.0 for CMA Parts 1 and 2 Starting January 28, 2019

Join Brian Hock starting Monday, January 28 for “Study with Brian 2.0,” a refinement of our study groups for HOCK CMA students. Using a combination of posts and recorded videos, Brian will lead the group through each week of your studies, finishing in May so that you can take and pass the CMA exams in June. The study group will also be a place to post questions and receive help from other students and HOCK experts.

HOCK students with CMA Review or CMA Complete purchased in 2018 or 2019 can join the Facebook study groups:

Facebook CMA Part 1 Study Group

Facebook CMA Part 2 Study Group

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.

We look forward to seeing you in the study groups!

CPA FAR Textbook Update January 2019

The CPA FAR Volume 2 Textbook has been revised to reflect the latest guidance for Leases in ASC 842, which is a major revision to the accounting for leases. The new Volume 2 textbook files are available for current students to download in My Studies.

Candidates should review the new lease material in Group F on pages 54-104. 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.

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.

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