Reviews of Hock CMA Review

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Prefer Hock over Wiley and Gleim for Passing Part 1

I purchased the Wiley materials as my primary method for exam prep. I passed Part 1 on my first try, and am waiting for my results for Part 2, which I’m confident I passed as well.

While studying for Part 1 with the Wiley materials, I and several before me posted in there study forums about items such as information in the course outline and several practice questions being incorrect. In several instances, the error would be acknowledged but not fixed…often 18 to 24 months after the issue had been acknowledged by Wiley. The are migrating to a new user interface in 2018 as well. I was able to try the interface, and personally didn’t care for it…but I was used to the old interface, and saw no value in changing. But much of the underlying content issues still seemed to be present. I can’t state whether the interface I saw was the final version, and whether it was totally “debugged”.

I purchased the Hock materials (Part 1 and Part 2 text and exam bank), and a Gleim Part 1 book from 2014 (the book was still new, and contained access to the Gleim Part 1 exam bank). as supplementary materials. If I had to do everything over again, I would probably pick Hock. The “pros” were the quality of the materials, and facets of the exam bank, such as metrics that easily gave feedback that could be used to tailor your study to weak areas. The biggest “con” was that the materials were longer than Wiley, and definitely longer than Gleim. Additionally, there is a lot of information in Hock that likely won’t be tested. But I have no doubt that anyone that can master the information from Hock will pass each part of the exam on the first sitting. I also had occasion to call the offices once, and they are genuinely nice people.

I liked the Gleim material as well, but it is not nearly as in depth as Wiley, or as in depth and clearly presented as Hock. I also found their test bank to be more user friendly than Wiley’s.

Hock is a much more comprehensive presentation of the material. In my opinion it is better for those looking to actually learn the material vice simply passing the exam.


Tom Spahr

My Take on Every CMA Review Course

I bought virtually all CMA review courses available in market. I realised useful ones are 3 only Wiley, Gleim and Hock. I myself liked Hock as best since it has the most detailed and easy to understand structure with lots of examples. Hock text and videos combined with Wiley Test MCQs is the best combination. Gleim also has good videos coupled with test prep. Wiley has good videos but a bit advanced. Brian Hock makes it very clear. Becker is nothing but PRC and its junk, exam matrix and Rigos are junk, Fast Forward Academy and CMA exam Academy are good for those with no accounting/finance background but you will need more to pass. Nathan Liao’s books are too summarised so are FFA’s books.


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My Take on Wiley, Gleim, and Hock After Passing Part 1

I purchased the Wiley materials as my primary method for exam prep. I passed Part 1 on my first try, and am waiting for my results for Part 2, which I’m confident I passed as well.

While studying for Part 1 with the Wiley materials, I and several before me posted in there study forums about items such as information in the course outline and several practice questions being incorrect. In several instances, the error would be acknowledged but not fixed…often 18 to 24 months after the issue had been acknowledged by Wiley. The are migrating to a new user interface in 2018 as well. I was able to try the interface, and personally didn’t care for it…but I was used to the old interface, and saw no value in changing. But much of the underlying content issues still seemed to be present. I can’t state whether the interface I saw was the final version, and whether it was totally “debugged”.

I purchased the Hock materials (Part 1 and Part 2 text and exam bank), and a Gleim Part 1 book from 2014 (the book was still new, and contained access to the Gleim Part 1 exam bank). as supplementary materials. If I had to do everything over again, I would probably pick Hock. The “pros” were the quality of the materials, and facets of the exam bank, such as metrics that easily gave feedback that could be used to tailor your study to weak areas. The biggest “con” was that the materials were longer than Wiley, and definitely longer than Gleim. Additionally, there is a lot of information in Hock that likely won’t be tested. But I have no doubt that anyone that can master the information from Hock will pass each part of the exam on the first sitting. I also had occasion to call the offices once, and they are genuinely nice people.

I liked the Gleim material as well, but it is not nearly as in depth as Wiley, or as in depth and clearly presented as Hock. I also found their test bank to be more user friendly than Wiley’s.

Hock is a much more comprehensive presentation of the material. In my opinion it is better for those looking to actually learn the material vice simply passing the exam.


Tom Spahr
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