I am new to the forum and to the CPA journey and I'm excited about the road ahead! I've already had my credentials evaluated by my state board and have been approved to begin applying for sections of the CPA exam. A few big decisions...
1. My first dilemma....which review course to choose!?! My company will pay for whatever I want upfront so my initial thought was Becker. A few of my colleagues have used Becker and passed. After watching a few of the sample videos online, I don't think the lecture style will hold my attention. I'm leaning toward Rogers USB course (w/6 month extention) since the instructor is dynamic and supplements with Wiley materials which I was planning to do with Becker anyway. Of course I'll probably throw in some Ninja Notes for good measure! :)
What has been your experience with either Becker or Rogers?
2. The next big decision is which part to take first and which order to take the remaining parts. I completed my undergrad BS in Accounting back in 2004 so no one part is going to be fresher in my mind than another. I recently completed my MBA in Aug. 2011.
Does any one part better prepare you to take the others?
3. I'm planning to sit for the first part in May 2012. I know that I'll get little studying done during Jan/Feb due to year-end workload, and a transition to a new team at work. Should I at least crack the books in Jan to get a feel for the material or just wait until March? Is four and half months study for one part over-kill?
Any thoughts, feedback, or suggestions are greatly appreciated!! :)