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Overview: Simandhar vs. all leading CPA Review course providers:

All-Inclusive Pricing All parts of the course and all materials included No
Unlimited Mock Exams Yes No
Student-friendly Payment Options loan Faciliy Available, 6-13% finance charges based on tenurity No (published interest rates for some providers are up to 30%)
Complete Access 18 Months. Unlimited Views Varies by provider
20% Discount for Anyone Who Failed With Another Provider Yes No
Adaptive Learning Technology Proven to Save 50+ Hours per Part Yes Some providers claim to offer adaptive learning, but the technology (and results) are not the same
Short, Frequently-Updated Video Lectures 350 + bite-sized video lectures (10-20 min. long), updated quarterly to reflect the most recent changes. No
Task-Based Simulations Yes – including the new DRS format Yes
Includes AICPA recently released questions Yes – 6,840+ Yes
Adaptive Study Planner Yes – adapts to your performance: calculates study hours based on your test data & study performance. No/td>
Dedicated Instructor Support Yes, included at no charge. Available for a fee from select providers. Not available for others.
Average Study hours per Exam Part 95 hours** Over 200 hours***
Interactive Dashboard with Personalized Exam Readiness Indicator Provides updated visual snapshot of exam readiness by exam category No
Personalized Onboarding Support Yes No
Mobile Compatible Yes Yes
Free Updates Yes – 18 Months Only before expiration for most providers
Customer Service Live chat, email, and phone support with dedicated accounting coaches. Varies by provider

*This comparison includes publicly available information about Roger, and Wiley CPAexcel courses.

***Based on actual observed study time for Simandhar CPA Review; For other leading providers, average study time was estimated based on each provider’s recommended study plan

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: There are several factors to consider when choosing a CPA Review course. Candidates should consider the quality of the material, length of access (some courses provide unlimited access while others cap access after 18 months or so), a course reviews, among others. Scroll up to see how Simandhar CPA Review compares against some of the leading exam review providers.
A: Candidates must apply through NASBA or their state board (this will vary by state). Candidates must be sure to submit an official transcript from their schools to satisfy CPA Exam education requirements. Once your application is approved, candidates receive their Notice to Sit (NTS). As soon as candidates receive their NTS, they can schedule their exam at Prometric.com.
A: The best time to take the CPA Exam is immediately after graduating college. Recent grads have the highest pass rates out of all CPA Exam candidates. Why? The biggest reason for this is that much of the contest tested on the CPA Exam was recently learned, and is still fresh in candidates’ minds.
A: The key to passing the CPA Exam quickly is to study efficiently. Most CPA Exam prep courses follow a linear learning model, requiring their candidates to watch all videos and read all study material from chapter 1 before moving on to chapter 2, regardless of what the candidate knows or doesn’t know going into their exam prep. The best way to pass the CPA Exam fast is to use an adaptive learning course, which identifies each candidate’s level of knowledge of CPA Exam content, and then generates personalized study programs geared to bridge those knowledge gaps. Learn more about Simandhar’s award-winning adaptive learning technology here.
A: Multiple-choice questions account for 50% of the scoring weight for all four exam sections. For AUD, FAR and REG, that remaining 50% comes from Task-Based Simulations, where in BEC Task-Based Simulations account for 35% of the scoring weight, and Written Communication questions account for the remaining 15%. Students must achieve a minimum of 75% in each exam section to achieve a passing score.
A: While requirements vary by state, most require that: you. Have a BA degree with a minimum number of hours in accounting related courses, pass all sections of the CPA Exam, pass the AICPA professional ethics exam, among others.
A: We recommend that students who use Simandhar CPA Review study and practice problems for about 95 hours per Exam section. By setting aside 20 hours per week o studying, you should be able to schedule your exam 5 to 6 weeks from the day you begin studying for that section.
A: We recommend taking FAR first. The Financial Accounting and Reporting section covers the broadest set of topics, including intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, government not-for-profit, etc. It is the foundation of GAAP. And because these concepts are so foundational, we’ve found that the AICPA tends to test FAR content in other exam sections. In fact, we’ve found that students who have a strong understanding of FAR tend to do better in the other sections of the CPA Exam.
A: Not all CPA Review courses are created equal! Almost all CPA Review courses on the market are what we call “linear learning,” which takes every student through the same study program, without any customization of material. This traditional method of learning has been useful for teaching the masses, but often is not the most effective or efficient way for students to learn. Adaptive learning courses, on the other hand, start by testing you on a set of topics to get a feel for your graps of exam content, and then tailor each study session to filling those knowledge gaps. These algorithm-based courses are 100% customized to each student, making them the best way to study for the CPA Exam. The problem? Some courses claim to offer adaptive technology, while their courses are actually linear.


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