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This Is the One Time You Study to the Test

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

If you don't read this whole post, remember this: Even if you don't use us, use the blueprints. They're important. They're a great tool. They will help you pass the CPA Exam and become a CPA.

When studying for any one of the CPA Exams, the sheer quantity of material available to be tested (and therefore material to study) can be overwhelming. Meanwhile, it's no secret that the intensity of the exams is a simulation of the real world and a practitioner's life in accounting. You WILL need to know this information in your life as a CPA. Luckily, you'll have reference materials available for use after the Exam. That's is why I will tell you to study to the test - and be specific. As specific as possible! And no, we don't mean "buy our materials because they're the best" (this is not a sales pitch); it's a declaration. I'm taking a stand, and it's not about my review school or me. I'm sick and tired of candidates not going into the Exam adequately prepared.

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Q3 2019 AICPA Blueprint Updates

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Just in! The new Q3 2019 AICPA blueprints have been released and you can start using them now if you'll be testing this summer. Changes to be aware of this spring as you prepare for your next exam:

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CPA Exam Students Haven't Heard of the AICPA CPA Exam Blueprints and that Needs to Change!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 20, 2018 2:06:21 PM

Imagine you're in charge of laying the foundation for the house you plan on living in for the rest of your life. You would want to guess at the process or ask someone else how they did it years ago on different bedrock and climate, hoping the same works for you. You'd want the most up-to-date methods, help, and plans. You'd want blueprints...

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Phil Yaeger took the CPA Exam next to a elephant...

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jul 10, 2017 2:20:43 PM

People recently shared some of their memorable CPA Exam experiences with The Journal of Accountancy. Their memories sparked those of our own President, Phil Yaeger, who unexpectedly sat for the CPA exam in close proximity to a elephant.

How did this happen? Well, when Phil was taking the CPA Exam, many of the testing locations around the country were at convention centers, fairgrounds, and civic centers. Being in Baltimore meant taking his exams at the Baltimore Civic Center. The time he signed up to take the exam just happened to coincide with the circus coming to town. For Phil, this meant walking into one of the biggest tests of your life and being greeting with the sounds and smells of elephants right next door! Imagine sitting and focusing with one of the most distracting events in the world going on while you do your best to shape your future.

There are multiple instances of these distracting events from the location of the CPA Exam, to current events, and even other life changing factors happening at the same time.

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Get to Know the CPA Exam Blueprints

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM
This year has presented a unique challenge to students looking to pass the CPA Exam - a reformat of the test. While this means new territory and a test unfamiliar to everyone, the AICPA has released a set of blueprints letting students know what to expect, and how to prepare. While this may cause unease and a lot of questions, we're helping you break down and understand the fundamental changes.
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