Category Archives: Industry News

2019-reg-changes

In 2019, the biggest changes candidates will see on the CPA Exam will be on the Regulation (REG) section. Keep reading to learn more about where these REG changes came from, when the new tax law will be tested, what we recommend to candidates, and a list of exactly what those changes entail. The Tax […]

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Automation conjures up images of robotic hands doing the work of humans; we don’t necessarily associate it with the accounting profession. However, new technology is being developed every day to improve the time it takes to enter, gather and interpret accounting data. But what are the implications of automation for a highly competitive and respected […]

What are the CPA Exam Blueprints? The AICPA builds the CPA examination from the “specs” contained in a document called Blueprints. The CPA Exam Blueprints are updated and published once or twice a year, and the version used to build the 2019 exam was just released this month. There is a Blueprint for each exam […]

Cryptocurrencies have made their way into the spotlight in the last few years, becoming increasingly popular with both individual investors and companies. But as their popularity has grown, so have the laws around them. As future accountants, it’s essential you understand cryptocurrencies to help you both stand out as a financial professional and provide the […]

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Each year, the CPA exam is updated to include relevant topics based on new legislation, updates to the Authoritative Literature by the AICPA, or other changes affecting the business environment. As a CPA exam candidate, knowledge of what these updates are and when they go into effect can be critical; they’re huge indicators of what […]

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  The AICPA recently released a list of revisions to the CPA Exam Blueprints, to take effect 7/1/2018. While CPA Exam candidates should be sure to consult the most up-to-date blueprints document, rest assured! The AICPA confirms that these revisions do not change “the nature or scope of content eligible for testing in an Exam […]

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On Friday, December 15, 2017, NASBA sent a message to all candidates on behalf of the AICPA Exams team notifying them of the new user experience software coming in 2018.  Below is the body of the message sent to candidates.  Also, please note that the AICPA has launched new sample tests and a tutorial.  With […]

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Let’s face it! To achieve CPA exam success, you need one incredible review course to power your studies. Most of us know that, but not everybody knows who all the big players are in the CPA review course market and what each of them is known for.  That’s why I dive into reviewing each of […]

2018-cpa-exam-changes

  The AICPA recently announced 2018 CPA Exam changes. Here’s what you need to know: Blueprints Each exam section’s blueprint link the knowledge and skills to be tested on the exam to tasks that are representative of the work of a newly liscenced CPA. The blueprints are updated perioidcally to include new content that becomes […]

Adaptive Learning: Surgent CPA Review's Scret Sauce and Your White Knight

My name is Brandon Vagner, CPA, PhD, former KPMG Manager, and founder of CPA Exam Success and Test Prep Store.  I’ve professionally reviewed and analyzed many high quality review courses all the way from GMAT prep courses to CPA Review Courses.  When you boil it down and look at all the factors, what matters most […]