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Ultimate Pass x Data Analytics

By Philip Salgado


Surgent CPA Review is the most comprehensive CPA prep course in the industry. Ultimate Pass combines Surgent’s powerful, adaptive software with unparalleled customer support.

Ultimate Pass is powered by A.S.A.P. Technology™, Surgent’s own adaptive learning software, which identifies each student’s knowledge gaps and generates custom study plans to close them. Real-time algorithms monitor and respond to student progress throughout the course, optimizing for study efficiency along the way. As a result, Surgent students save up to 400 hours of study time while achieving an 92% pass rate.*

All Surgent CPA Review courses include over 7,250 multiple-choice questions, over 400 task-based and document review simulations, and 350+ “bite-sized” videos, which are focused on specific, digestible topics, and come with customized study notes. Ultimate Pass, like Premier Pass, includes printed textbooks and flashcards, as well as 1-on-1 support from CPA Exam Success Coaches, who assist students with everything from study strategies and test-taking tips, to planning and accountability.

Unique to Ultimate Pass, however, is an integrated test bank of 1,000 additional MCQS, which is ideal for students who want to supplement their exam prep with additional study material. Ultimate Pass students will also have access to Surgent’s Excel® Critical Skills Certificate, to help them learn how to use Excel to their advantage during the Exam and on the job, as well as an audio course to allow them to study on-the-go. Plus, with Ultimate Customer Support, our highest tier of customer service, students receive unlimited content and technical support from our concierge team, with responses guaranteed within one business day.

*92% pass rate based on students who achieve a ReadySCORE of 75 or more across all content groups, topics, and question types.

The field of data analytics is growing, and future CPAs need to be prepared to make meaningful business decisions from big data. According to Surgent’s Chief Knowledge Officer Liz Kolar, knowing data analytics can keep accountants from having to perform routine transaction processes. Instead, accountants can focus on learning from their data and communicating their […]

Data Analytics 101

Certain buzzwords, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analysis, have become increasingly common in the accounting profession as technology plays a bigger role in the day to day aspects of a business. While all of these buzzwords and their related concepts are important, none seems to be quite as important as data […]

CPAs of the Future AACSB Updates Accounting Standards to Include Data Analytics

The accounting industry has undergone major changes in the last several decades due to the increase in reliance on information technology. From incorporating new IT into the workplace, to making sure it’s working properly, to protecting data, CPAs have their hands full as the industry evolves to meet the demand for growth and innovation. In […]

data analytics cpa exam

Sherlock Holmes once said, “Data, data, data! I can’t make bricks without clay!” This quote alludes to the fact that decision making can’t be accurate if the correct data isn’t presented, an idea that the business environment is increasingly concerned about. As technology has advanced, so has our access to data. But data can be […]

CPA Exam Changes 2021

If you’re studying for the CPA Exam, you’re likely already aware that every year, the AICPA updates and publishes the CPA Exam Blueprints. This is a document explaining what will be tested on the CPA Exam, as well as the skills (e.g. analysis) and tasks (e.g. develop a detailed engagement plan) for each content topic […]

With the influx of new technologies, we know that the role of each accountant professional is changing. But with terms like “blockchain” and “cryptocurrency” being little more than buzz words to a lot of us, Jack Castonguay, our Director of Accounting and License Preparatory content, has answered some of our most frequently asked questions. Get […]

FAQs: The future of the CPA

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

It’s no secret that the accounting profession is changing and with it, so is the future of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Whether it’s the rise of blockchain, or new business environments for entry level roles at accounting firms, CPAs are going to experience the lot of it in the years to come. So it’s […]

One of the best ways to start your accounting career on the right foot is by working for a Big 4 accounting firm. These firms, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG, are perfect launching pads for your career, whether you want to work in public accounting or you want to break off and do […]

Every year, the accounting profession becomes more dynamic and complex, mostly due to the rise of technology and automation across industries. It’s no longer enough to have an accounting background; students need to have skills relevant to the industry allowing them to jump into an entry-level role without a huge amount of training. Even the […]