Surgent CPA Review Ratings? - Page 3

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    jenpen
    Participant

    That is how I felt on REG last month. Econ is not a strong suit of mine, so I'm nervous for BEC, but hoping I'll have a fighting chance with the new format. It's been working in my favor so far this year.

    I'm sure you did better than you think. Now relax for a month until scores come out!

     
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    AUD - 85
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 82
    REG - 78
    Ethics - 95
    Licensed in IL & MO
    #1661503 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yea, thats the plan. Reg up next but wont start that till january.

    #1661506 Reply
    JAStansel
    Participant

    @crazyleon If you have the right study plan, you can definitely make plenty of time for both Roger and Ninja; I have. I work full-time as an audit staffer, then come home and study daily. I am currently studying for FAR and am scheduled to sit on December 2nd. I have found the following routine works great for me:
    1. Read Roger's textbook for the entire Section.
    2. Watch Roger's lectures – except for the class questions and TBS explanations.
    3. Watch Bisk (Bob's) lectures for corresponding section from Ninja Plus – I went through and created a spreadsheet matching Bob's lectures to Roger's lectures.
    4. Complete Roger's Class Questions and watch corresponding videos.
    After completing the entire textbook in this fashion, I will focus solely on MCQs and SIMS. First, I will complete all of Roger's MCQs and SIMS. Then I will complete all of Ninja's MCQs and SIMS. I will have 2 1/2 weeks of problems only. I followed Roger's 6-month study plan (which schedules 7 weeks to complete their course for FAR) and added 2 weeks to then end of that for Review with Ninja. That is 9 weeks for FAR and I am feeling more confident each day since I have perfected this study plan for myself. I would be happy to share my spreadsheet if you're interested. Just keep at it; if you study, you will pass!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 72
    REG - 78
    Accountants like getting fiscal!
    #1661521 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @JA – at this point, I'm not looking to do much more with Roger. I burned thru FAR and AUD, all the questions, already. I didn't use him for BEC because his lectures, the few I watched, left me more confused than before I watched them. Effectively, Roger helped me fail three times. Money down the toilet. I'm glad you have a program that is working for you. That's all that counts. Your procedure would not work for me, or probably anyone else. But thanks for sharing it. What works for Person A almost never works for Person B…yet another quandary of the CPA journey.

    At this point, I just need to work practice problems. Which, I am currently too burned out to do. In another couple months I'll be ready again. I have to completely and totally flush out the garbage in my system regarding the CPA exams and start over with Ninja. I *may* use Roger for REG, as that's the one that I have not yet done and who knows? Maybe he'll help me pass REG.
    I don't know why people supplement their primary review course with other materials. You pay enough money for the review course. It should be able to take you the whole nine yards.

    If I hear that “If you study, you will pass” line one more time, I am gonna punch out some sheetrock. Easier said than accomplished. Not impossible, but for the vast majority of us, very difficult. If you study THE CORRECT WAY and the gods smile on you on exam day, and no extraneous crap hinders your performance, then you will pass.

    #1661525 Reply
    jenpen
    Participant

    @crazyleon I “supplement” simply because I sometimes need a second way of explaining something to clarify a concept. It's been helpful. But mostly because I spent a ton of money on Wiley and I hate to let it go to waste, even though my track record speaks for itself on how well it worked for me. That's one of the reasons I purchased Ninja – the price was right. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on another review program but clearly needed something that would work.

    I also like having two test banks because it helps me ensure that I'm understanding the materials and not merely memorizing questions. I feel like Ninja's is closer to actual exam questions so I use it more than anything, and I like seeing the time I'm putting in pay off on scores.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 82
    REG - 78
    Ethics - 95
    Licensed in IL & MO
    #1661530 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @Jennifer that's nice that it's working for you….although, you're still in progress. I hope what you're doing is going to take you the whole nine yards.

    But as I say, a good review course should ideally take us from the starting line to the finish line. Especially given the amount of money paid. Ohhhhh wellllll.

    #1661542 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    A good course *should* be enough, but often that isnt the case unfortunately. So if youve already bought a course your stuck.

    #1661554 Reply
    kay
    Participant

    I agree a good review course *should* take you the whole way. And I honestly believe that for most people any of the courses could get you to the finish line. The key is following the method the program prescribes, and not cutting corners. I see so many people set test dates and refuse to push them back even though as they work through their review course they aren't really learning or internalizing the material. Also skipping a review period which helps to put it all together, can contribute to “review course” failure. I think it's on the test taker to follow the course and make sure they are “getting it” before moving on. I think our own weaknesses cause review courses to fail individual test takers, not specific review courses.
    With that being said Becker live classes overwhelmed me and I didn't follow the method because it was just to much, their time schedule was to fast for the amount of material they are attempting to cover. It's not Becker's fault, it could have worked if I followed it and made sure I understood everything before moving on. It wasn't the review courses fault I failed but rather mine. I like surgent better because it's more concise and so far has gotten me where I needed to be. We will see if that's true for far and Bec next month. I will say, nothing surprised me on Far everything was covered by surgent.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 91
    FAR - 77
    REG - 78
    You'll never succeed if you never try.
    #1661579 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    A perfect review course has yet to be invented. Other than maybe Ninja? I don't know a lot about Becker. It's been around for ages but plenty of people whine about it.
    For the price you pay – they're the highest I think – I'd think there wouldn't be so many complaints. It sounds like Surgent would've been a better one for me than Roger was.
    But, I'm not looking back.

    #1798010 Reply
    FutureCPA
    Participant

    Bump.

    Can anyone talk about the practice exams in comparison to the actual exam.

    Thank you,

    AUD - 73,
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Giving up is not an option.

    The question is not whether I will be a CPA or not, the question is when will I become a CPA.

    #1798345 Reply
    tangerinemdr15
    Participant

    @futureCPA Surgent recently updated their software and its closer to the exam format. I passed FAR,BEC and AUD using Surgent alone. I got a 74 on REG with Surgent, switched to Becker only to get a 73. Went back to Surgent and awaiting (hopefully ) my last result. Good Luck!

    AUD - 84
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 79
    REG - 80
    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
    Hebrews 11:1
    AUD- 84  Jan. 2017
    BEC- 86 May 2017
    FAR- 71, 79 -Oct 2016
    REG- 74,73, 80 April 2018
    #1799461 Reply
    Nikki374
    Participant

    @FutureCPA, I passed AUD, FAR, and REG on my first attempts using Surgent only. I am waiting on my BEC score and hopefully it is another pass. I am not sure about their practice exams because I only did review sessions along with all of the SIMs. But some of my MCQs on FAR and AUD were very similar to the MCQs I completed in Surgent.

    Never give up!

    FAR - 84 (11/13/17)

    AUD - 82 (5/3/17)

    REG - 75 (1/27/18)

    BEC - 75 (4/29/18)

    Surgent CPA Review only

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    #1799987 Reply
    FutureCPA
    Participant

    Thank you guys! Congrats on all your success with the exams.

    AUD - 73,
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Giving up is not an option.

    The question is not whether I will be a CPA or not, the question is when will I become a CPA.

    #1800395 Reply
    Tncincy
    Participant

    Surgent sounds like a remake of cpaexcel. I like the adaptive concept but I just don't have $2000 or more bucks for a review course, or even $500 bucks for a part. I understand that it doesn't expire and you can get a payment plan but money is tight so I think I'll stick with Ninja. Like others have said, any course is designed to help you pass, if you use it. But hey, good luck guys. I hope it pay off for you.

    surgent-cpa-review

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
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