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Jcorye1
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Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?

I'm trying to figure out what CPA study course I should use, and I know Becker because they wouldn't leave me alone my senior year. I'll be honest and say I burned out my senior year, so I am probably not as knowledges as a fresh grad should be. Becker is just really expensive, and my current job does not help with this sort of thing. Is Becker still the best bet or should I be looking at another program.


Wilfred
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New Orleans
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
That stinks that your employer won't help. Becker is solid (when free) though you could get by way cheaper. I don't think I would have used becker if it wasnt free.. though the stuff works. Don't worry about not being fresh... just dedicate yourself when you start studying.


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CajunFootball
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Jackson, Mississippi
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
Becker is pushed the most, but there are CPA's at my office who didn't do the course. I'm not sure who they used, but one sends you books and stuff that you get to keep forever. I'd recommend Becker if you wanted to take it and just get it over with.


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sneakytiger
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
I hated Becker... it's too tedious and time consuming. I went with Roger's cram sessions about ~$250/section and went 2 out of 3 on my final 2 parts.


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chickman1313
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Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
I just took BEC yesterday, used Becker, didnt really seem to be an accurate representation of what was asked on the test really. the stuff that becker stressed was barely asked.

My company gave me $1000 discount for becker, so i used it and already ordered the materials for each section, so ill be using it for FAR, REG and Audit, hopefully its better for those sections.


CajunFootball
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Jackson, Mississippi
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
quote:

chickman1313


Had no idea you were going for the exam. Good luck.


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foshizzle
LSU Fan
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
Go ahead and violate the ethics section now by getting a torrent.


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Brain
Member since Apr 2009
71 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
Becker does a pretty terrible job with BEC, but they do a good job with the rest of the sections.


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BigBoyTiger
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2005
8783 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
I used Becker. I passed all four on first try. It's a good program.


Jcorye1
Rutgers Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
I'm looking at Yaeger right now. I can get a decent chunk taken off the price too. Anyone used it?


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tigers102886
Member since May 2008
949 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
My firm doesn't offer any discount either. Would it be dumb of me to purchase discounted Becker materials off of eBay?


AbsolutTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2006
4652 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
My firm does a discount but I still don't want to pay for it. I'm looking at lower cost alternatives too.


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CajunFootball
USA Fan
Jackson, Mississippi
Member since Oct 2010
19432 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
From what I understand of Becker, there isn't a way to get their materials or the "becker experience" unless you go through them.


iwasthere
UNO Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2010
1379 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
You can buy the books and use those at anytime from someone. To use the software, you need to actually log in and download it to your computer. You can do this with up to three devices. I am doing the live classroom. I start AUD claases tomorrow at UNO. I don't know what they send you when you choose the online or self study way. I will probably get the Ninja notes to go with Becker.


RollTide4Ever
Alabama Fan
Nashville
Member since Nov 2006
9789 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
If Becker is about to run out, isnt there a way to extend it free of charge?


iwasthere
UNO Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2010
1379 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
I just got mine this year. I haven't seen anything about that. I have heard about buying a pass, but I think they don't do that anymore. I don't know everything about it though.


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LSUTiger13
LSU Fan
Morgan City
Member since Feb 2004
23 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
If self-study works for you, I would recommend looking into the Gleim study materials. These books and CD with sample questions prepared me very well when I passed the exam six years ago. I have heard positive reviews from other CPAs that I work with as well. Good luck!


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tigers102886
Member since May 2008
949 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
I was just browsing on ebay and you can get all the hard copies of the 2013 books, flash cards, video files of the 2012 lectures, and a PDF of the 8,000 or so practice questions.


Weaver
Southeastern LA Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Nov 2005
22473 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
Eventually I want to do this just for personal reasons. I used conviser Duffy back in the day. But didn't commit enough to study and didn't pass. I know of someone that did Becker and he passed. The test is way different now then 15 years ago.


meldawg399
LSU Fan
nola
Member since Oct 2008
930 posts

re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?
when i used becker, i passed every part but reg. took two shots at reg with becker. but i was cramming for 4-5 days over weekends/holidays/vacation days. I wasn't committing myself for 2-4 months.


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