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As you start your CPA journey, you’re probably wondering the best course of action when it comes to exam prep. Is it enough to have a massive test bank of exam questions, or is it better to have a full-on review course? Below, we’ll review the pros and cons of a test bank and a CPA […]

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How to Make the Most Out of a CPA Exam Blackout Period

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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The Uniform CPA Examination is only administered during specific testing windows each year, and there are several “blackout periods” throughout the year when you can’t sit. To help prepare you for scheduling, let’s talk about what the CPA Exam blackout periods are and when they happen; then, we’ll show you how to make the most […]

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7 Mistakes CPA Exam Candidates Make on Simulations

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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When it comes to CPA Exam scoring, the AICPA gives equal weight to Multiple Choice Questions and Task-Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. In fact, Sims account for a greater portion of a candidate’s exam section score than ever before. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion of an exam […]

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Video: Tips for Solving CPA Exam Multiple Choice Questions

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

CPA Exam questions are broken down into two different categories: multiple-choice questions, and simulations (which themselves can be categorized into task-based simulations and written communication questions). For every section of the CPA Exam, multiple-choice questions (or MCQs, for short) account for 50% of the candidate’s score: Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): 50% MCQs, 50% Task-based […]

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Hirsch will be responsible for increasing market development of Surgent’s University Pass product to accounting professors and major university accounting programs. Surgent CPA Review is proud to announce the hiring of Ryan Hirsch as Director, Market Development (MDM), Universities. Hirsch will be responsible for increasing the awareness and market penetration of Surgent’s University PASS (UPASS) […]

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ReadySCORE, combined with Surgent CPA Review’s adaptive learning-based course, has been shown to boost student CPA Exam readiness by 97%, leading to higher CPA Exam pass rates. Surgent CPA Review is proud to announce the availability of ReadySCORE™ within its CPA Exam preparation course. Powered by A.S.A.P. Technology™, Surgent’s proprietary adaptive learning platform, ReadySCORE gauges […]

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Video: What Every Candidate Should Know About FAR

By Jordan Junqua

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently shared an overview on what every candidate should know about the FAR section of the CPA Exam. Here’s what she had to say: Governmental Accounting One of the areas in FAR that we hear students have trouble with is Governmental Accounting. Many students haven’t seen it on the […]

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Video: Quick Tips on CPA Exam Ratios

By Jordan Junqua

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Surgent CPA Review co-founder, Liz Kolar recently shared her quick tips on how to memorize key CPA Exam ratios. Here’s what she had to say: Return on Ratio The first CPA Exam ratio candidates should become familiar with is the “return on” ratio. The phrase “return on” means “net income divided by.” The formula for […]

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10 Best CPA Exam Blog Posts of 2018

By Meagan Boonie

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2018 has been a busy year for CPA Exam candidates! From major exam changes effecting the user experience, to the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we’ve been here to guide exam candidates through every twist and turn, and navigate their way to CPA Exam success. To that end, we’ve compiled our best […]

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Studying for the CPA Exam

The end of busy season marks the beginning of shorter Fridays, fewer projects and more freedom. The last thing anyone wants to do is think about studying for the CPA Exam. But, believe it or not, it’s a great time to start studying for the CPA Exam. You’re used to long hours of hard work […]

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