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Exam Experience and Hock study material

  • 1.  Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 27 days ago
    Hello,

    Posting for the benefit of future exam takers. Little background I'm an MBA and a CFA L2 candidate working as a Financial Controller.

    I took the CMA part 2 today. I completely self studied (no videos) only read the Hock material. Read and highlighted section C-F in one month and section A-B in one month. And practiced ESP and HOCK MCQs for 1 month. Took 2 mock exams 1 week prior and 2 days prior to actual exam just so I have enough time to go over mistakes I made. 1 day before exam went through all the highlighted text in all 6 sections. I usually Averaged about 80% but I always wondered how closely does Hock match with the actual exam and I believe the difficulty matches perfectly. I have read reviews on this forum that state Gleim is unnecessarily difficult but I rarely read anything about HOCK. So for the benefit of future exam takers I just want to tell you don't doubt it or stress about it. Have faith in the Hock material you'll be fine.  I did go through to the essay section. One thing that did help me during the exam is I had decided at what time I should be on which question. For example in 30 mins I should be on q18, 1 hr in q36 1.5 hrs q55 etc to finish my MCQs 10 mins in advance giving me enough time for essays. I will come back to report the result in 6 weeks.

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    Rutuja Kale
    Financial Analyst
    Montreal QC
    Canada
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  • 2.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 26 days ago
    I appreciate your insight on Hock Material. I am studying part one with Hock Material. I have experience as a financial analyst and currently as general ledger accounting. I've always wondered how intense or lack thereof the Hock Material was to actual exam.  Thank you.


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    Joy
    Accountant
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  • 3.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 26 days ago
    Glad my review helped!

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    Rutuja Kale
    Analyst
    Montreal QC
    Canada
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  • 4.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi all,

    I had referred Hock and ESP for my part 1 preparations. Practiced MCQs only from these two materials for 3 months and I cleared my exam in first attempt. Essays were referred from ESP. I tried going through Gleim and found most questions to be same as HOCK or ESP. But I felt explanations given in HOCK was easier and more understandable. This is my personal opinion. But I do want to reassure everyone that the more you practice, the better you have a chance at clearing. The questions that appear during the exams are different from the ones you practice.





  • 5.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 24 days ago
    Dear Meera

    I am preparing with Wiley study material only. Do you have any idea if this alone will suffice?

    Thanks and regards
    Daliya

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    DALIYA BABU
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  • 6.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Meera,

    Congratulations in clearing  your part 1 . Which material is ESP? I am studying from Gleim for my part 2 exam.

    Thanks & regards,

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    Shashikala Mudaliar
    Dubai
    UAE
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  • 7.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 23 days ago
    Wiley is good.  They are the official review CMA review course of the IMA.  I used them for my studies and felt prepared.  Once you register for the exam, you'll receive a CMA review support package.  This has hundreds of retired exam questions (both MCQ and essay).  Be sure to practice those problems as well.

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    Michael Ramsey
    Director/Manager
    Omaha NE
    United States
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  • 8.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 26 days ago
    Thank you Ratuja Kale  for these details. I am preparing only with Wiley study material for part 1.  Any idea will it suffice?

    Thanks and regards,



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    DALIYA BABU
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  • 9.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 26 days ago
    I haven't written the Part 1 exam yet sorry can't help you there!

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    Rutuja Kale
    Analyst
    Montreal QC
    Canada
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  • 10.  RE: Exam Experience and Hock study material

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi Rutuja,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your prep strategy and your experience with Hock.

    I think you have done a Fab job of completing the syllabus in such short time. I wish you all the best for your results.


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    Mahesh Kalidas
    Supervisor
    Dombivali
    India
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