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June 4, 2014 at 7:13 pm #186061waqar786Member
I want to know what you guys recommend as best study source for the CPA exams and how long you studied for if you already passed it and which Review you used.
Thank you for the helpJune 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm #585120LongShotParticipant
I'm using Yaeger and definitely recommend it, but haven't tried any others so can't really say. Some things I've picked up on this site: 1. Never use Beckers unless school/work is paying for it, good course but way overpriced. 2. An awful lot of people seem to love Rogers. 3. Regardless of course, get Wiley test bank.
Oh yeah, and do absolutely anything Jeff ever tells you to do:)
I've been studying for about 1 1/2 years, but with major gaps due to 3 kids, 2 different cross-state moves, etc (AKA, “life”). Waiting on REG score thus Friday to hopefully be done!June 4, 2014 at 7:51 pm #585121AnonymousInactive
The best for the budget is the Wiley book (retail $65 per section, Amazon for <$50) and NINJA materials. The new WTB sucks, and is more expensive. Also, get the NINJA MCQs, NINJA notes, and NINJA audio if you have a long commute or can listen while at work. I got a free CPA Excel course for REG from a textbook, and it was great. I also won a Yeager Cram course with the Wiley text for FAR, results TBD on Friday.
Wiley books for all four sections and the NINJA 10 point combo gets you all four sections for <$800.June 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm #585122JamesBJamesParticipant
Becker's great when you don't have to pay $3500 for it. I put in about 170 hours of study for FAR and got a 91; I put in 120 hours of study for AUD and hopefully didn't fail.
If it's coming out of your own pocket, then opportunity cost really becomes an important question, and I wouldn't recommend Becker. Roger seems good. Supplementing anything with WTB or NINJA materials is solid, too.June 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm #585123halfhootMember
I haven't taken an exam yet, but I have been studying for a while with Roger and NINJA materials. I think Roger's lectures are really good for keeping me actively engaged while giving a fairly good explanation of the material. The MCQ software is awful though, so I really don't know if I can say that it was money well spent.June 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm #585124AnonymousInactive
Only you can really determine which course fits best for you. Watch some sample videos of all the courses (Becker, Wiley, Yaeger, Gleim, Roger, etc.) to see which style is best. I personally LOVE Roger, but someone else might not be able to stand him. It's a personal fit issue. Also consider cost, but know that most courses are similarly prices except for Becker.June 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm #585125June 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm #585126tomq04Participant
I've liked CPA Excel, but I haven't felt great on either attempt through FAR…unsure if it's their fault or mine.June 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm #585127tomq04Participant
^ The price is pretty decent if you only buy the video and skip out on the books (~$1100 if i remember correctly)June 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm #585128YokoBeeParticipantJune 5, 2014 at 1:31 am #585129AnonymousInactiveJuly 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm #585130johnnaParticipant
I have been doing research also on which program to choose and I am leaning towards Rogers but want to know if his newest materials (which were recently changed) are worth it-
@anjanja – are you also referring to the new text he wrote that he's using now? I have been curious the opinion on his new books and materials.
Any help is appreciated from everyone! I am hopeful his new materials are just as good as the system he had going before – seemed to have good reviews at least from before. Thanks 🙂July 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm #585131AnonymousInactive
It really depends on what your learning style is. I suggest watching free demos on YouTube and get a feel of what purchasing the course may be like. In my case, as someone that always fell asleep during class lectures, I needed someone like Roger to keep me awake and pay attention. No point in purchasing a course if your not going to use it.
Either way, I highly suggest supplementing with a test bank. The default questions these CPA Review courses come with a just downright annoying to use and I only suggest Wiley if you want to practice CPA questions in the same format as the exam itself on test day. Otherwise, NINJA MCQ wins hands down over Wiley.July 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm #585132AnonymousInactive
Yaeger is awesome!July 31, 2014 at 12:37 am #585135