CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online Now Shows All Incorrect Answer Explanations

HOCK is known for its complete and detailed study materials, and the explanations for all of the correct and incorrect answers in our question bank are equally comprehensive. Our CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online platforms now both show the full explanations for all answer choices, not just for the correct answer and, if answered incorrectly, the chosen incorrect answer.

The update is online and available immediately for all new ExamSuccess Study, Re-Study, Review, and Exam Sessions. Sessions already completed will not have the history / results updated and will still show only the explanations for the correct and, if applicable, incorrect answer choice.

CIA Part 3 Textbook Update March 2019

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 book. 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.

Section I

Page 74: Added discussion of big data, types of data, and the four V’s of data.

Section II

Pages 83-84: Added examples of and audit considerations for input, processing, and output controls.

Pages 89-90: Added details about privacy risks and privacy audits.

Page 93: Added a description of brute force password attacks.

Section III

Page 104: Added information about private browsing, XML, and XBRL.

Page 106: Added discussion of Software as a Service (SaaS).

Page 118: Added a definition of business continuity and elements of a business continuity plan.

Page 119: Consolidated two different lists with elements of a disaster recovery plan into a single list.

IIA Offers CIA Application Fee Waiver Through March 31st, 2019

If you have been thinking about studying for the CIA exams, now is the perfect time to start. Through March 31st, the IIA is waiving the application fee (up to a $230 US value) for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation. Visit the the IIA site for more information or access CCMS to apply. To qualify, applications must be submitted by March 31st.

HOCK offers a complete suite of CIA Exam Preparation with textbooks, flash cards, videos, study questions, and much more, with 20% off during March. Please contact us if you have any questions about the CIA certification or the HOCK CIA exam prep.

CIA Mobile App Update for the 2019 CIA Exams Now Available

HOCK is pleased to announce that the HOCK CIA App by Appitur® has been updated for the 2019 CIA exams. All HOCK students who have the CIA Parts 1, 2, or 3 Review can access the updated App by logging in inside the App with their HOCK My Studies email and password.

Learn more about the HOCK CIA App and if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help.

What is the HOCK CMA “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee? (Video)

In this video, HOCK international President Brian Hock explains HOCK’s exclusive “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee included with our CMA Complete Materials. No other company offers a guarantee that puts a financial commitment on the line! We know that if you put in the time and study with HOCK, you will pass.

Learn more about the HOCK CMA Complete Materials with “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee and start studying today!


Benefits of Professional Certifications – Job Search & Networking (Video)

In this video, HOCK international President Brian Hock discusses two of the main benefits of having professional certifications:

  1. Provides a differentiating factor when competing for a job
  2. Offers networking through a professional organization

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 Part 1 Textbook Update January 2019

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 book. 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.

Section III

Page 31: Added lists of the knowledge and skills that an internal auditor should have.

Section V

Pages 47-50: Additional discussion about governance, the Board of Directors, and managing stakeholders with regards to governance.

Page 52: Small topic added about the governance process relationship with risk and control.

Pages 57-58: The IAA’s role as an ethics advocate and what is included in a code of conduct.

Page 60: A list of the main aspects of ISO 26000.

Page 61: Added a discussion about the Pyramid of Social Responsibility.

Pages 67-70: Detailed descriptions of risk appetite, risk tolerance, risk capacity, and the influences on a company’s risk appetite.

Page 101: New lists cover the benefits and limitations of internal controls.

Pages 105-106: Added discussion about the segregation of duties along with some examples.

Appendices

Page 152-153: Appendix D added with a sample code of conduct. Previous Appendix D is now Appendix E.

Study Tips: Maximize Your Study Time with Distraction-Free Studying (Video)

In this video, HOCK international President Brian Hock offers some tips about how you can maximize your study time with distraction-free studying. Fewer distractions = more learning and more learning = passing your exams!

Some of the suggestions discussed in the video include:

  • Have all of your materials ready when you start studying.
  • Turn off all of your notifications (phone, email, etc.).
  • Wear earplugs or play soft music.
  • Try studying somewhere other than home or office (try the library!).
  • Try different study times (maybe early morning or later at night).

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.