June 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm #1836559
I'm currently getting back into studying for my exams again. I've been working at a Big 4 firm for the past 3 years and want to get this knocked out to make manager. I have Wiley's test books which come with free updates until you pass but the MC provided in the “bite-sized” lessons are a little underwhelming and do not always fully represent what was learned in the lesson (especially since I need a lot of simulation practice).
My question: Is the NINJA Review test bank effective for anyone here? Or is there a better alternative that you tend to lean towards? I just want to make sure I have all the information before hitting the BUY button.
Thank you!June 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm #1836578
itooshallpassParticipantJune 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm #1836592
Thanks! I have the Wiley course that did not come with the test bank so that's my need for right now.June 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm #1836857
I have CPA Excel. I used it when studying for AUD, FAR, and BEC the first time around. Starting with this FAR exam I am not touching CPA Excel anymore. I do not feel like the presentation allows for a high level understanding of the material. That's my personal preference though. I however, highly suggest the NINJA materials. I use the Books, Notes, Audio Notes, and most importantly the MCQ test bank.June 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm #1836874
In general I hate trying to quantify something like this. So instead, I would focus on setting and achieving small goals.
Then, do random blocks of new 25 MCQ, that pick from all 5 or 6 topic groups. Try to get 80% 5 times.
This should take about 3 weeks, if you study 4 hours a day.
Then in the review phase, go through the recently released MCQ. Jeff usually has 4 sets, medium and hard from the last 2 years. Do that for one day.
Then pick 2 or 3 main topics that you believe gave you the most trouble. DO NOT go by score, but how comfortable you feel about the material (eg you could be guessing right). Choose a block of 20 or 25 MCQ for each topic. Do that for a few days.
Most important, make sure you're reviewing the questions and answers at each stage.
That should be enough for you. Plan your 5 weeks accordingly.
Good Luck.June 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm #1836932June 19, 2018 at 8:56 am #1837363
Thanks everyone, really helps to have an informed decision on this!
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