Roger Cram Course – is it worth it?

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    CJC14
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    I just finished all of the videos from the Roger CPA Review Course and I want to spend the next 30 days hammering the MCQs and SIMS from Ninja and Roger. Should I invest in the Cram course for extra help as well or is Ninja and Roger enough by themselves? I used Becker and Ninja for REG and BEC and passed them on the first try. Becker and Roger are a bit different so I can't tell how prepared I am for the exam yet.

     
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    AUD - 77
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 80
    REG - 77
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    #1253058 Reply
    Anonymous
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    Roger's audio course is the voice recording of his cram and I have used the audio so far. The cram book is a condensed version of his regular textbook and all chapters, sections and practice questions are lined up the same in the cram/audio course as the regular course therefore, following the audio course is not a problem.

    I listen most of the audio during regular study while commute and listen them one more time at final review. Crucial thing is to go over the IPQs one more time as he recommends. If you have a week or two for the exam and not feeling comfortable, I would recommend sticking with Roger's IPQs.

    Hope these help. Good luck in the exam!

    #1253202 Reply
    CJC14
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    Thank you, @comfortablynumb. That was good information. I think I'm going to hold off and stick with the plan that worked for me for REG and BEC.

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    #1262692 Reply
    bhunt815
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    I bought the Becker Final review, their version of a cram course and I honestly don't think it was worth the money. It was useful, don't get me wrong. But it was pricy for the benefit I received from it. If you did a really good job of taking notes throughout the regular Becker text and summarizing each chapter, it would resemble the Becker Final review. I suspect Roger's cram course might be similar in that regard.

    AUD - 79
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    FAR - 84
    REG - 78
    Becker Self Study supplemented with Ninja MCQ's for BEC and REG.

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    #1262698 Reply
    CJC14
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    Thank you, @bhunt815. I think I agree with you. It's probably not worth the extra money. I'm sure I have enough materials to review myself.

    AUD - 77
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    FAR - 80
    REG - 77
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    #1262782 Reply
    Accountant183748
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    I don't know if this will be helpful, but for every exam I wanted to buy the Roger Cram, but never did. Another user on here always said, “make sure you know everything you have first before considering buying something else and spending extra money.” So, I always did that and focused on what I had (NINJA Notes, Flashcards, MCQ) and passed.

    #1262796 Reply
    CJC14
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    @Vannessa_Is – that is helpful. FAR seems like so much more information than the other 2 exams I have taken so I was thinking I might need more, but I think I have enough resources to make it through. Thanks for the information.

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    REG - 77
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    #1262799 Reply
    Anonymous
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    I've debated buying the FAR Roger cram course but chances are almost zero that I will. It seems like it's just an up-sell. His vids are great – he always tells you which areas get a lot of testing, in the videos, so if you know what all those are, I don't think you need to buy the cram course. Just study those heavily-tested areas and you will probably be ok. Now, having said that, I see a lot of people on here who use Roger *and* Ninja. I'm sure Ninja is good but I don't know if I will spend the money on it. If I flunk a section, I'll probably do it. But, I have talked to plenty of people who just used Becker or just used Roger or whatever, no cram or extra stuff, and eventually passed or passed on 1st try.

    #1262809 Reply
    CJC14
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    @crazyleon, thanks for the info. I have purchased Ninja MCQs for all of the exams so far. I think it's given me that extra “edge” – even if it's a point or two. My scores have been close enough that I think it has probably helped me. It also helps that work will reimburse me. 🙂

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    FAR - 80
    REG - 77
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