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7 Mistakes CPA Exam Candidates Make on Simulations (and how to avoid them!)

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

CPA Exam Simulation Tips

When it comes to CPA (Certified Public Accountant) 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, causing simulations (or sims) to become a larger portion of a CPA candidate’s exam […]

AUD Study Tips

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

AUD Study Tips

If you follow our blog, you may have seen that we’re now recommending (for the time being) to sit for AUD first. That’s quite a departure from our typical Exam section order recommendation, we know. But ultimately, it’s your most efficient route to a passing score right now, with the upcoming exam changes and the […]

In the CPA Review game, we’ve all heard the phrase “adaptive learning technology” but what does that even mean? It’s become a buzzword thrown out by many CPA Review Courses, but can it even help you? The short answer? Yes it can. Exam Review Courses that utilize adaptive learning software essentially avoid the standard linear […]

Stephanie Ng On Why Registering for Multiple CPA Exam Sections at Once Could Benefit You

For most CPA candidates, it usually makes sense to register and sit for each CPA Exam section one at a time. And typically, our friends at Surgent recommend that future CPAs start with the section that is their strongest based on their prior experience. Or, they start with FAR, since that section has the reputation […]

How to Study For Your CPA While Working Remote

By Megan Bierwirth

The novel coronavirus has truly changed the way we go about our everyday lives. Things we never thought about before, like going to the grocery store, going to the gym, and going to work are being changed and restricted at a rapid pace. Many of us are now telecommuting (or working from home) as many […]

How To: Use Surgent CPA Review – A Short Tutorial

By Jack Castonguay

How To: Use Surgent CPA Review – A Short Tutorial

Well, if you’re looking at this blog, I think we can all assume that you’re ready to dive into studying with Surgent CPA Review. So firstly – thanks for choosing us! We know that starting to study with a new tool can be tough, regardless of the circumstance – so to help you progress through […]

Why You Can Trust Surgent Instructors

By Jordan Junqua

SurgentCPAReviews Instructors

When you clock as much time on something as you do with studying for the CPA Exam, you want to be sure that you’re getting the same as what you’re putting in – we get that. And there are many factors that can contribute to this, from the quality of the questions, to the kind […]

The CPA Exam is difficult enough at the best of times – but right now, with COVID-19 impacting study journeys and delaying test dates, it’s even tougher. Typically CPA Candidates have 18 months to sit for and pass all four sections of the CPA Exam – but because of these delays, NASBA is encouraging State […]

Prometric Extends Temporary Closure to Some Centers

By Jordan Junqua

BREAKING NEWS. With the increase in measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Prometric has announced that it will extend the closure of test centers in the U.S. and Canada through April 30th, with planned resumption of testing on May 1st across the United States and Canada. Earlier, this closure was expected to last […]

Alternative Career Paths for CPAs

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Careers for CPAs can seem pretty cut and dry: get your accounting degree, pass the CPA exam and then start out as an entry-level staff accountant in public and work your way up, or switch over to industry at some point. However, the skills required to pass the CPA Exam and become a CPA, and […]