September 24, 2017 at 6:09 pm #1637914
Just a short background, took FAR for the first time (first CPA exam) in August and I used Wiley Platinum + NINJA MCQ + Gleim Test Bank (didn't do NINJA or Gleim nearly to their respective completions, but found them extremely useful).
Wiley was my primary learning source i.e. lectures, quizzes etc. While I felt it prepared me, I didn't enjoy the less than one week of review it provides on the syllabus it created for me (I had a 13 week session between Day 1 and the exam, and I had multiple sessions/lessons from its syllabus everyday), and after taking the exam, I personally found it to delve in deeper in certain sections than necessary. While I feel it is better to be over-prepared, I definitely spent hours on sections which, after the experience of the actual exam, are probably almost never tested. I remember spending 3 – 4 hours trying to perfect a small concept which only had maybe 2 questions in Wiley's own test bank, so my own approach was illogical in that sense.
Anyway, I've read and heard lots of good things regarding Roger's Auditing course. I am going to supplement it with NINJA & GLeim but wanted to know if people, under the new exam format, had experience with Roger and felt it prepared them for the test. I have watched some of his videos but the ones I found online were mostly on material I knew so I couldn't gauge how effective it was, but in short I feel a program shouldn't take more than 7-8 weeks max.September 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm #1637939NimaParticipantSeptember 24, 2017 at 7:13 pm #1637951Superdude3000Participant
Rogers audit was his best in my opinion. I never once felt like I didnt understand what was being explained and honestly felt ready to go after my first go through the material – I had cram courses so I always went through it twice. I probably studied with the least amount of effort for audit but still cleared the bar easily.September 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm #1638035
Thanks for both of your input, most appreciated. I'm going to go for it as I've also heard from others that Auditing is his best subject.
Congrats and kudos to both of you on passing all the exams!September 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm #1638061Superdude3000Participant
Thanks! And while I'd always recommend additional study material if you can afford it I think his regular course should be enough. You'll know though. Some people really struggle with audit and if that's the case I'd get the cram but if you find it very logical as I did you should be good with Wiley and the standard Rogers AUD courseSeptember 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm #1638064shawn in VAParticipantSeptember 25, 2017 at 4:15 am #1638193September 25, 2017 at 10:49 am #1638269TommyTheCatParticipant
i used roger for audit, took it in Q3 under the new format and scored an 85. I have nothing but praise for roger's material. I didn't supplment with anything, and I have never worked in audit in my life, been straight tax-only for my entire career and really do not care for audit at all. I was worried AUD was going to be my most challenging. I stuck to his 12 month format of the study schedule, which I believe budgeted like 11 or 12 weeks for AUD. I did all lectures and all IPQs and a couple simulated exams and let it fly.
All 3 of the tests I have taken so far I have used just the Roger basic package with no supplemental content and have passed, I can't recommend him enough. While never taking the exams prior to this go-around, I several times in my 10 year career began studying with the intention of sitting for the exams and then work or life would come up and I'd put it off. In those past study attempts I have used Becker and BISK (ha Bisk SUUUUUUCKS) and wiley and roger is the one doing it for me. Lectures are engaging, textbook isn't full of fluff, and IPQs are on point.
Good luck to you, if you bought AUD already I think you can feel confident in your purchase, just stick to the plan and you'll do well.