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 LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Jul 2011 926 posts
re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?(Posted by Wilfred on 3/1/13 at 11:33 am to Jcorye1)
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.
CajunFootball USA Fan Jackson, Mississippi Member since Oct 2010 19432 posts
re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?(Posted by CajunFootball on 3/1/13 at 11:44 am to Jcorye1)
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.
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.
LSUTiger13 LSU Fan Morgan City Member since Feb 2004 23 posts
re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?(Posted by LSUTiger13 on 3/2/13 at 5:19 am to Jcorye1)
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!
Weaver Southeastern LA Fan Mandeville, LA Member since Nov 2005 22728 posts
re: Do I have to go with Becker for CPA studies?(Posted by Weaver on 3/2/13 at 8:57 am to tigers102886)
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.