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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 […]

Liz Kolar, co-founder of Surgent CPA Review, sat down with us to discuss what you should know about the welcome screens on the CPA exam. Avoid wasting time and money by knowing what to expect on these screens ahead of time. When you arrive at your testing site and launch the exam, there will be […]

Despite the pop-culture portrayal of accountants, the available career paths for number crunchers are surprisingly diverse. Two of the biggest credentials in the industry are the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential. To give you a better idea of deciding between CMA vs CPA, let’s consider the differences between […]

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Gleim CPA Review.

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Becker CPA Review.

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Wiley CPA Excel Review.

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Roger CPA Review.

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The CPA exam contains simulations in all 4 sections. In the AUD, FAR, and REG sections, these simulations are worth 50% of your overall score, and 35% in the BEC section. As these simulations are worth a such a large portion of your exam score, it is crucial to adequately prepare for anything you may […]

Deciding to become a CPA is a huge step in your career; it’s a tough path that will mark you as an expert in your field (and the pay raise isn’t bad either). However, taking the CPA exam amid a full-time job can seem daunting at its best and completely overwhelming at its worst. Luckily, […]

Failing the CPA isn’t a great feeling, but with four separate sections, each with a pass rate around 50%, it’s likely candidates will have one failure under their belt before they pass. It can be intimidating to jump back into the game after you’ve failed the CPA exam, but with the right study plan we […]