When you think about taking the CPA certification, you may be wondering how to find a review course that will work best for you. These courses aren’t cheap, so it is important to find one that will work best. To do this, you will need to know a little about yourself and your study methods. The preparation will take a long time to complete, so it is important to be able to use the study materials you purchase.
The way you learn will have a lot to do with the program you choose. If you are very self disciplined, you may be able to take online courses. However, it can be difficult to “make yourself” study. Most often, you will need more structure that a DVD or live teacher can provide. DVDs are also a good way to learn, because you can pop in the DVD and listen to people lecturing. However, finding the time can also be difficult with this option.
Most people are more able to get themselves to a classroom to listen to the teacher rather than going online and learning or using a DVD.
Your location and schedule will also make a difference as to which review program is best for you. If you have a lot of things going on at home, such as a spouse, children and/or pets, it could be hard to find a good time to study. However, if you work a full time job, it can also be difficult to get to class. Therefore, weigh the pros and cons of each option.
Self study is good for those people who easily breeze through tests and find themselves bored with lectures. This is because you can move as quickly through the course as you want, as long as you retain the information.
Review courses will cost you money. It is important to consider the cost when choosing the best CPA review course for you, but that isn’t the only consideration. Choosing a course that is very inexpensive may mean it has less information or outdated information. Choosing the course that is very expensive may not be a good option either.
Find out if your employer will help you cover the cost of review programs and the exam. Many employers will, especially if they are interested in gaining a CPA into their midst. It never hurts to ask.
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