CPA exam studying - CPAExcel


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Me

I'm looking to take the CPA exam but the first step is to study. I would
like to order the CPAExcel material, I was impressed with the demo, but at
$745 it is still too expensive. Not only that, but the it is another $755 to
take the exam. I really hate the financial barriers used to keep people from
improving their careers. Keep in mind I feel that way because I am poor.

Anyway, CPAExcel also offers all 4 textbooks for only $150. They say the
study text and proficiency questions match the computer material exactly. I
was talking to my mom about CPAExcel and she called them up and they said
the textbooks are just a supplement to the computer course, which I think is
bullshit, because it says they match exactly.

Do you think it is possible to pass the exam with just the textbooks, which
I could afford to buy right now, or should I eat ramen for months and find a
way, any way, to buy the computer course for 745? I've also been
unsuccessful in finding a job in public accounting. I made it to the last
round of interviews for an entry level auditing job, but was rejected. I
have a box full of rejection letters. I have 8 months experience working as
a staff accountant for a not for profit company, but finding a local
position, or semi-local, has been extremely difficult. That's part of the
reason I need to take and pass the CPA exam.

thanks.
 
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RaS

I managed to pass 2 parts of the exam just on text books alone, but that's
the way I study. I prefer test books to classes or other forms of forced
feeding. I am finishing up the final 2 parts of the exam in this testing window.
If I should fail either or both of these final parts I will probably supplement my
efforts with some type of targeted software. My first 2 parts I prepared for
before I got a job, now with a job I find preparation time at a premium.

Good luck with the job search.
 
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Steve

I managed to pass 2 parts of the exam just on text books alone, but that's
the way I study. I prefer test books to classes or other forms of forced
feeding. I am finishing up the final 2 parts of the exam in this testing window.
If I should fail either or both of these final parts I will probably supplement my
efforts with some type of targeted software. My first 2 parts I prepared for
before I got a job, now with a job I find preparation time at a premium.

Good luck with the job search.
You don't have to spend a lot of $$ - I passed all parts of the CPA exam
with just a "Gleim" prep book.











































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Ron Todd

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You don't have to spend a lot of $$ - I passed all parts of the CPA exam
with just a "Gleim" prep book.
Just for clarification for the benefit of the OP. Are you referring
to the Wiley-Delaney-Gleim (now Wiley-Delaney_Worthington) or the
Gleim (Gleim is now back into self publishing separate from Wiley) and
competing.

FWIW, I passed on text only (Hartor Press, who are long gone) but it
was when the only options were live class, text, and tape.
 
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RaS

Steve said:
You don't have to spend a lot of $$ - I passed all parts of the CPA exam
with just a "Gleim" prep book.
I passed one on Bisk and one on Wiley. So far I think I prefer Wiley.
 

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