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The NINJA Study Framework:

Finally Become a CPA in 5 Easy Steps

(Be sure to scroll down for the free NINJA CPA Review materials)



Introduction: Who is this “NINJA CPA” guy, anyway?


“We’re happy to once again partner with Jeff Elliott and NINJA CPA Review to help you pass the CPA Exam even faster.” Roger CPA Review


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I was in a magazine. Mom was so proud.

My name is Jeff Elliott, and I'm a normal 40-something dude with ten kids (ok, that's insane totally not normal), but I am unique for one reason:

For the last 12 years, I have done nothing but eat, sleep, and breathe the CPA Exam.

I'm a licensed CPA (KS). I've been 100% self-employed since 2010. I have zero accounting or tax clients and never have.

(Prior to flying solo, I worked in public accounting, private accounting, and for two publicly-traded companies, so I put in my time) 🙂

All I do is help people pass the CPA Exam. Every single day. For 12+ years.

And…people have noticed.

Investopedia has ranked my company (NINJA) a Top-5 CPA Review course since they started the list in 2021.

I've personally interacted with more CPA Candidates over the last 12 years than anyone else in the CPA Exam Review industry.

  • The NINJA CPA Review Course has been the most-popular CPA Study Supplement for a decade.
  • I've done 100+ CPA Exam podcasts and answered thousands of study tips questions.
  • The Another71 Forum has over 600,000+ posts.
  • I've answered thousands (and thousands) of emails from CPA Candidates struggling and looking for a lifeline.
  • As an AICPA-licensed CPA Review provider, I have direct access to the AICPA Examinations team and know what's going to be on the CPA Exam both now and in the future.

I've been doing CPA Exam prep full time since …

  • Wiley (New Jersey) and CPAexcel (Arizona) were competitors
  • Prometric gave you two actual pieces of paper on Exam Day
  • NASBA released scores in two monthly “waves” (it was as awful as it sounds)
  • The CPA Exam added IFRS
  • The CPA Exam removed IFRS

In short, I've seen it all (including hundreds of score releases) and have been through it myself.

Enough about me. This site is about getting you over the finish line, passing the CPA Exam, and finally becoming a CPA.


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To Your Success,

Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)

PS – if you haven't already, read My Story.

I think you'll find it motivating for your CPA Journey, especially if you've failed a CPA Exam section (or five)


“Few people are more familiar with the stresses of exam prep than Jeff Elliott, licensed CPA and the face behind Another71.com.” Wiley CPA


It's Time To Finally Become A CPA


Everyone Fails

Everyone Fails. Well, most everyone 🙂

I know some crazies who passed the first time, and you may know some as well.

For us mere mortals…

70-75% of CPA Candidates fail at least one exam.

1 in 2 people taking any given CPA Exam section will walk out having failed it.

This leads to needless frustration, embarrassment, and thoughts of quitting altogether.

If you want to be different and pass, you must do something different.

Maybe you're sick of your CPA Review Course and want to ditch it completely.

Of course, Everyone Supplements (yes, everyone).

Maybe you like your CPA Review videos but want to switch to the NINJA Plan and swap out your course's Test Bank for NINJA MCQ and add NINJA Notes, and NINJA Audio for some more firepower.

Either way, it's time to switch to NINJA, and this is tried and true path to follow.


It's Time to Be Fun Again


If you're reading this, it means one thing: you're neck-deep into the CPA Exam – or about to be.

If that's the case, then this is also likely true: the “CPA Study” version of you is not much fun to be around.

You stay up late studying.

You get up early studying.

You study over lunch.

Your friends have stopped asking you to go out on Friday night because you're studying.

Your significant other knows it's another lonely night binge-watching Netflix while you sit at the table and study.

Your kids know the answer to “can we go do (fill in the blank) today?” is a firm “no” because mommy or daddy has to study.

“But it's Saturday!” Yes – which means you'll be studying even more.

You're tired.

You're grumpy.

You're living on questionably-fresh coffee, snack bars, and whatever else you can find because – who has time to go to the store?

The “CPA Study” you isn't fun.

It's time to get a study plan.

It's time to upgrade your study materials.

It's time to pass the CPA Exam.

It's time to be a CPA.

It's time to smile again.

It's time to be fun again.

It's time to get your LIFE back.

It's TIME.


Starting is the Hardest Part (Maybe)


Before we begin – let's talk about the elephant in the room: Starting.

“Starting” is the hardest part – both from a CPA Journey perspective as well as on a daily basis.

It's much more fun not to get up in the morning and study.

It's much more fun not to start studying for the CPA Exam at all.

If you're new to the game, then the fact that you've purchased CPA Review materials likely makes you feel like you've accomplished something.

That's like saying you've started training for the Boston Marathon because you shopped for running shoes on amazon.

If you're a jaded CPA Exam veteran, then you know that these review materials won't study themselves.

(Although, if it makes you feel any better, when you are knocking out continuing education (CPE) someday, you can just watch a live webinar and not actually have to answer any questions (other than the “I'm still here” button that chimes every 15 minutes) and you get credit for it. Something to look forward to!)

The real progress begins now and the accomplishment is complete when you've scored a 75 on all 4 exams within the 18-month window.

Until then, the only difference between you and other staff accountants at the office who aren't pursuing the CPA designation is the fact that they are spending their money on fun things, unlike you, who is spending hundreds/thousands of dollars studying for a 14-hour accounting test.

Don't let perpetual “I'm studying for the CPA” talk trick you into thinking you've accomplished anything other than spending a lot of money.

The first thanksgiving that your relatives heard about your CPA Exam prep made for an interesting and intriguing update.

The 2nd and 3rd Thanksgivings of you talking about the CPA Exam, well, they're tired of hearing about it.

I'm not judging – I was you. I piddled (I like that word) around with the CPA Exam for two years until my wife lovingly said “hey – I support you, but let's either finish this thing or move on.”

I got to work, developed my own study framework (The N.I.N.J.A. Framework), and finally beat the AICPA – and the CPA Exam.

As proof that God has a sense of humor, NINJA has been the #1 CPA Review supplement for the last decade and is now the #4 overall course in terms of students and market share.

(Despite our affordable price and industry-best satisfaction guarantee, you won't read nice things about NINJA on these “rankings” sites. The reason? We refu$e to pay for ranking$. They really, really, hate us for that. Sorry guys. 😀 )

Thankfully, word has gotten around that NINJA works, which I'm grateful for.

Sorry for the soapbox. Back to you…

Don't get me wrong – it took you a lot of time, money, and sacrifice to get here.

I've been in your shoes.

I worked in public accounting and left the office each evening at 5 pm to take more college classes to get my 150 hours.

I did this for 2 years. TWO YEARS.

We won't even get into how stupid that GMAT was. Total waste of time.

I've been there. I get it. All of your extra efforts to get here are a moot point if you don't embrace the fact that the grind starts now.

Yes, you can have a solid career as a staff accountant, but you will never know the fruits of passing the CPA Exam.

It will forever be the gauntlet that you couldn't overcome – and it will literally haunt you until you die. That's not hyperbole.

Whether you pass or not, you will have dreams about the CPA Exam. I still have them to this day, and I've been licensed for 12+ years.

My dreams are typically that I can't pass FAR and lose all my credits. Thankfully, I woke up, and it was just a dumb dream.

If you don't pass – you will have the same dream, except yours will be a real nightmare.

There is GOOD NEWS, however.

If you start, and if you grind, you WILL Pass.

I know of someone who took 23 exams.

23.

Today that person is a licensed CPA.

Resist the temptation to pass judgment.

If they work tax returns 24/7 – then who cares that they struggled in Governmental Accounting, Business Law, COSO, or Audit Risk.

It doesn't matter to their clients.

You can absolutely suck at the topics in the CPA Exam, as long as you're an expert in your specific field.

No one will ever ask about your scores or how many times you took the CPA Exam. I promise.

This is how you grind.

This is how you pass the CPA Exam.

This is how you become a CPA.

Let's get started.


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How to Smash the CPA Exam in 5 Easy Steps & Finally Become a CPA


Best Way to Study for the CPA Exam?

It's a simple acronym: N.I.N.J.A.

The NINJA CPA Framework (or NINJA Method) isn't the only study method that works, but after doing this for a decade+, I believe it's the best.

Why? Because it strips out the redundancy that everyone else prescribes.

  1. Watch Chapter 1 Video
  2. Do Chapter 1 Questions
  3. Watch Chapter 2 Video
  4. Do Chapter 2 Questions

(repeat)

Guess what you'll do in Week 7 when you've forgotten the Chapter 1 questions?

Chapter 1 questions. Again.

The N.I.N.J.A. Method removes that redundancy and gives you precious hours of your life back so that you can … have a life.

  1. Nail the Concepts
  2. Intense Notes
  3. Non-Stop MCQ
  4. Just Rewrite Your Notes
  5. All Comes Together

Tens of thousands of CPA Candidates have used the NINJA Method, and I believe it will work for you.


Breaking Down the Two NINJA Paths


Before we dive in, we need to quickly cover the Two NINJA Paths:

  • NINJA as a Supplement
  • NINJA Only

Supplement Path: If you already have a CPA Review Course and want to continue using parts of that course, then you want the Supplement Path. This can range from continuing to use the majority of your main course but adding in the NINJA Notes, NINJA Audio, and NINJA MCQ (and probably NINJA CRAM) to ditching most of your course, aside from the test bank or the cram and using NINJA as your main course.

How much or how little of NINJA you want to use with this path is up to you. If you love your course, keep it and use it. NINJA plays nice with other courses. If you hate your course, salvage what you can (simulations?) and let NINJA pick up the slack.

NINJA Only Path: CPA Candidates who go the NINJA Only route primarily come from three camps:

1) They don't have a course yet, but have heard good things about NINJA from study groups and other places and want to try passing the CPA Exam with a reputable $67 monthly course vs. a $3,000 course (seems like a wise move for a future CPA/CFO, right?).

2) Their course has expired, and they have a few exams left and are rolling with NINJA Only to close out the CPA Exam.

3) They hate their course; they're over it. If they could slowly run over their study materials with a tank, they could. They're burning the ships and are studying on N.I.N.J.A. Island, come hell or high water.

With either path, the NINJA CPA Review cost is an always-affordable $67 monthly with no commitment.

For simplicity, we will cover the NINJA as a Supplement Path here.

Click for details on implementing the NINJA Only Path.

Matt Durette (Becker + NINJA)

Matt Durette (Becker + NINJA)

Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner

“I used NINJA MCQ for each of the exams as a supplement to Becker, which was provided by my work. I asked advice from my brother, who had passed the exams a few years prior, and he suggested to work through as many MCQs as I could, so I did just that. I worked through all the Becker MCQs, then did about 50-60% of the NINJA MCQs. I thought the NINJA ones were more difficult than the Becker questions, which was a good thing. I was trending about 7-10 points below my actual exam scores for each of the sections. The NINJA product was great because it showed me where I was weakest, and I was able to focus on that section until I felt really comfortable with it. I would say the NINJA MCQ were essential to my success.”


N.I.N.J.A. Step 1: Nail the CPA Exam Concepts

Get the concepts out of the way before you begin MCQ.


Start by printing out your NINJA Study Framework.

Nail the Concepts first and get them out of the way before you begin your CPA Test Bank. Yes, we realize that this isn't how the ‘big courses' do it, but their way wastes at least a week per exam, which at a minimum is a month of study time if you pass on the first try.

Even if you never become a NINJA, the NINJA Framework and save you weeks of needless misery.

(I mean – unless you like sitting in a spare bedroom by yourself and watching Dollar Value LIFO breakdowns.)

There is a 4-week plan and a 7-week plan.

If you're studying full time – use the 4-week plan. If you procrastinated and are in “oh crap” mode – use the 4-week plan. 😀

Most people will use the 7-week planner. This is the perfect study plan for working full time and having a “life” while studying.


Aim for 20 hours a week.

If you're not studying 20 hours a week, you're not studying.

If something is confusing in your CPA Review materials, look it up in the NINJA Book or NINJA Notes.

Start listening to your NINJA Audio. Never drive to work without it on. You can listen to fun things when you're a CPA. Let that motivate you. 🙂

If your commute is 1 hour round trip, then that's 1 hour of NINJA Audio per day (and that's for the commute alone … if you can work and listen to the NINJA Audio: even better.)

Start reading the NINJA Notes in your downtime, especially at work. It's ok if you haven't studied the section before. It will all start clicking the third time through, regardless of where you are in your prep.

The NINJA Only Path is the same as above, except Nail the Concepts with the NINJA Book or NINJA Sparring videos. If you like Sparring – stick with it and supplement any weak points with the NINJA Book. If you prefer the NINJA Book, then supplement with NINJA Sparring videos on your weak topics.


N.I.N.J.A. Step 2: Intense Notes

Take Intense Notes over your CPA Review course lectures.

First Time? Retake? 15th Retake? It doesn't matter. Take Intense Notes while watching your lecture videos.

Used the proven method provided in the NINJA Study Framework.

The NINJA Only Path is the same as above – take Intense Notes over your NINJA Sparring videos or the NINJA Book.

Olga Timirgalieva (Roger + NINJA)

Olga Timirgalieva (Roger + NINJA)

Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner

“NINJA MCQ – A must! Solving through all of the MCQ, understanding solutions, and adding new information nuggets to your notes — absolutely critical. With the NINJA Notes, I printed out the notes and used them as a knowledge check closer to the exam. Information is high-level, so you can quickly run through and get a comfort level on what you should go back to review in detail. NINJA Audio is nice to use during the commute or if you are an auditory learner. The Audio MCQ is nice to keep you engaged.”


N.I.N.J.A. Step 3: Non-Stop MCQ

Hammer Non-Stop MCQ (from your “main” course CPA Test Bank or NINJA MCQ).


If this is your first time taking this exam, do Non-Stop MCQ with your CPA Test Bank, and then in the review phase (A – All Comes Together), switch to NINJA and work backward, beginning with your weakest topic.

If this is a retake OR you've found yourself memorizing your course questions, then switch 100% over to NINJA MCQ for this phase. When it comes time to do the SIMS, switch back and forth according to which software you like better.

Again … if this is your first time taking this exam, use your course CPA questions for N (Non-Stop MCQ) and use NINJA MCQ for A (All Comes Together) as you review. You can also mix in any CPA supplemental multiple-choice questions.

If this is your first time taking this exam and you're memorizing the test bank questions (which is really bad because it causes false confidence … you're scoring in the 90s, but on exam day, you score a 65 and can't figure out why), then switch over to NINJA MCQ 100% for both (N) and (A).

SIMS – First time or retake alike: switch back and forth between the two platforms.

NINJA Only Path: All NINJA. All the time.


N.I.N.J.A. Step 4: Just Rewrite

Just Rewrite Your Intense Notes.


We know you took killer notes over your course lectures … re-write those 😀

If taking notes just wasn't in the cards this time around, and you did the best you could do, then we suggested re-write the NINJA Notes.

NINJA Only Path: Same as above. Re-writing the NINJA Notes is just as effective.

Shulem Rosenbaum (Wiley + NINJA)

Shulem Rosenbaum (Wiley + NINJA)

Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner

“I used the NINJA Notes to summarize my notes and eliminate topics that aren’t tested heavily. I owe it to the NINJA Community. You have been my rock, and I hope to contribute the way you contributed to my success.”


N.I.N.J.A. Step 5: All Comes Together

It All Comes Together in a Final Review.


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Actual* CPA candidates leaving Prometric after using becoming NINJAs. *May not be an actual photo of this, but it should be.

Step 5 is the same for both the NINJA Only and NINJA as a Supplement Path.

If you're using your Course Questions in the Non-Stop MCQ phase (NINJA Supplement), this is where you switch over to NINJA MCQ (if you've already switched, then keep using it here as well).

Start with your weakest topics first and work backward. You can let the software feed you questions, but since you're in a final review phase, I recommend doing topic-specific mini-testlets and really drill down.

Do a set of 20 over your weakest area. If you're weak in several areas, then choose the one that keeps you awake at night first.

The one you DREAD seeing on exam day.

If you are hitting in the low-70s (70-75), then move on to your next weakest area.

The reason why you don't go for mastery here is that you have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time for your review. It's better to get all of the topics into the 70s and then come back and hit them again vs get a few into the 80s/90s and run out of time before you can get to the rest.

For instance, if you're taking Financial Accounting and Reporting and your weak area is Bonds, then do 20-question mini-testlets until you're scoring in the 70s (which may take 3 or 4 sets) and then move onto your next-weakest area, which might be Leases. Repeat this with Leases, and then move on to the next one – which might be Governmental Accounting, etc.

As you head into your exam – hammer MCQ, and read the NINJA Notes every spare millisecond you have.

Everywhere you go – car, gym, sitting at your desk at work, it's NINJA Audio, NINJA Audio, and … you guessed it NINJA Audio.

(I get it – the content is boring, and my voice won't be confused with Morgan Freeman anytime soon but hit Play anyway. You can listen to your Spotify Playlist of 90s Pop Hits AFTER your exam).

NINJA MCQNINJA Notes NINJA Audio on repeat…even up to the minute you leave your vehicle and head into Prometric (what if the extra 3 minutes of some nuance of Corporate Taxation was the difference between a 74 and a 75 on exam day?).

3 Days out from your Exam – Watch the NINJA CRAM.

THEN … walk through those Prometric doors with confidence, barf out all of that knowledge in your head, and go sleep for three days.

You've earned it.


NINJA CPA Review Course Summary


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Summary: Packing the firepower of a full CPA Review course and the flexibility of a supplement, NINJA CPA Review is the most affordable complete CPA Review option in the marketplace. NINJA is also the most widely-used and popular CPA study supplement.

Packages: Formerly $1,300, NINJA has combined all of its materials into a $67 NINJA Monthly package. NINJA customers can switch sections every 30 days or earlier if needed due to score release.

Test Bank: The NINJA CPA Test Bank is included in NINJA Monthly.

NINJA Cost: NINJA CPA costs $67 monthly and can be canceled at any time.

Discounts: There are three certainties: Death, Taxes, and NINJA Monthly costing $67. To be fair to current subscribers, our price never changes.

Free Trial: The NINJA CPA Free Trial includes 7-day access to a limited version of the NINJA CPA Test Bank (NINJA MCQ) and trial versions of the NINJA Book, Notes, and Audio Course.

Brian Wright (Becker + NINJA)

Brian Wright (Becker + NINJA)

Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner

“The questions and practice tests were extremely useful, they helped me find some weak spots I didn’t even know I had and gave me the extra practice I needed to get my best score of any of the exams.”


Free NINJA CPA Review Materials


Note: All NINJA Study Weapons shown below are included in the $67 NINJA Monthly Subscription.

No need to pick and choose. You get it all! 🙂

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NINJA Notes Demo


FAR – Governmental Accounting


AUD – Audit Sampling


REG – Partnership Taxation


BEC – IT


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NINJA Audio Demo


FAR – Governmental Accounting


AUD – Audit Sampling


REG – Partnership Taxation


BEC – IT


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NINJA MCQ Trial & Study Planners

Includes 7 Days of NINJA MCQ Access, Complete CPA Practice Exam, and NINJA CPA Study Planners (4 Weeks & 7 Weeks) for each section.



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NINJA Book Demo


FAR – Bonds


AUD – Attestation Engagements


REG – Partnership Taxation


BEC – Economics


FAR CRAM Demo

Leases



“I did Ninja Only — as a working mom with a toddler, I squeezed in studying whenever I possibly could. Ninja Audio on repeat for preschool pickup and drop off, non-stop MCQs whenever I had my phone on me. Including some toddler bedtimes sneaking my phone under a blanket 🙂 But the one thing that helped me above everything else is Ninja Mike and his CRAM sessions. I was always weak in tax (audit / accounting work experience), and I literally learned everything I needed to know for all the tough SIMS from his videos. He is an amazingly gifted teacher, and I owe this result to Ninja Mike’s videos.” – Sowmya


AUD CRAM Demo

Professional Responsibilities, Engagement Acceptance, & Audit Planning



“Passed AUD with 89.  Feels incredible because I walked out of the exam without a clue if I passed or failed and was almost in tears.  That has never happened on my life.  I have been out of school for 10 years and am 50 years old.  This has been hard but very fulfilling…The cram session was super helpful in passing And will for sure be using again.” – Kelli


REG CRAM Demo

Individual Taxation



“Ninja as a supplement has a lot of resources, so initially, I was overwhelmed with it all. Not able to decide what to make use of! So I hammered MCQs in the weaker topics, I even covered sparring and cram sessions! I absolutely loved the sparring notes – they provide summarized notes in excel, and it got me through days when I didn’t have it in me to read the book. I understand not everyone likes the pace or whatever it is of the sparring session, but please do get your hands on the notes! I cannot thank Ninja Mike enough for this!” – Background-Baby


BEC CRAM Demo

Financial Management – Cost of Capital



“I’m convinced Ninja sparring and cram sessions saved my butt as well as copying the notes. Audio notes are still on my phone, waiting for the next section to replace them.” – Trey


FAR CPA Tutoring (Sparring) Demo

Permanent and Temporary Differences, Deferred Tax Assets, and Deferred Tax Liabilities



“Big thanks to you and Ninja Mike for the fantastic service and resources.” – Tasnia

“I want to say thank you. I may have been able to pass with a different review course, or with just the Ninja materials alone, but Ninja Mike helped me understand the concepts and answered so many questions I feel like I had a much better understanding of the material. I almost exclusively used the excel notes and lectures for REG, and passed with an 81. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Angela FAR: 87, AUD: 84; BEC: 80; REG: 81

“Recently passed REG with a 92! My highest score so far. Got only BEC to finish now. Thanks a lot to Ninja and Ninja Mike!” – Yogasai

“I just wanted to give a shout-out to the Sparrings / Ninja-Mike. They are the reason I understand difficult concepts like Pensions, Leases, and Statement of Cash Flows. Seriously, this is probably one of the more worthwhile parts of any preparation I do. I have Becker, and I find the way he explains tough concepts to be much better than Becker.” – Ryan

“I would like to thank you and NINJA Mike for the sparring sessions. I just passed FAR and am done with all four parts of the CPA exam. The sparring sessions are an awesome resource for students like me. Keep up the good work.” – Rupa

“I passed FAR with 81, I used Ninja as a supplement to Wiley. My favorite features from Ninja are your audio recordings and Ninja Mike's sparring classes. I watched a few of the sparring classes on those topics I needed more explanation. I read your Ninja notes at least once. I listened to your recordings every day around the house. My family knows your voice very well. I actually heard your voice when I was doing MCQ during the actual test. Wiley test bank is a great resource for MCQ/SIMS but additional MCQ/SIMS from Ninja was very helpful for me. I've recommended Ninja as a supplement to a few of my CPA candidate friends as a pay it forward. Thank you for putting together a review program for someone like me who has been out of school for almost 20 years…By the way, Mike is very good at teaching. Many CPAs know the technical concepts but not every CPA can explain and teach. He is awesome!” – Khin 

“Sparring videos with Ninja Mike gave me the bump I needed for REG and FAR. I'm still using it as a supplement for Roger. Roger material is great and has everything needed to pass but supplementing with Ninja was a great decision for me. I need both to feel comfortable with the material.” – MBA2CPA


AUD CPA Tutoring (Sparring) Demo

Qualified Opinion (GAAP Issue), Adverse Opinion, Qualified Opinion (GAAS Issue), & Disclaimer of Opinion



“Want to just send you a thank you for Ninja Mike! His sparring lectures in Audit have cracked the code for me on some concepts I was having a challenging time grasping. Most recently, Management Assertions. Thank you, Jeff for giving Mike the platform!” – Sam

“I wanted to bring something to your attention. I believe without a doubt that NINJA Mike and his sparring replays put over the top with AUD. I watched every single one, took notes, and reviewed the excel files numerous times. I know I have two of the rougher sections ahead of me (FAR & REG). However, I am about to study my tail off and get them done. I appreciate the great content you have provided for all of us trying to achieve this big goal. It is greatly appreciated.” – Ben

“I am excited to say that I have passed all four sections and completed the necessary steps to officially be a licensed CPA.  I would like to send a huge thank you to you and Ninja Mike.  I actually started my journey with (Expensive Course) and failed FAR twice.  I began using Ninja near the beginning of 2021 and was able to pass all four sections in a row.  I never failed a test after utilizing Ninja.  I know the Sparring videos were critical in my success.  I was able to grasp numerous concepts that I was not picking up on just hammering the MCQs.” – Jared 

“Thank you so much for having Ninja Mike with us. I could not have done CPA without him. The way he thought the Audit and Tax is amazing. I wanted to thank him personally but couldn’t do it. I am referring everyone to take that sparring session. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to all of you. Wish you all the success, and thank you for making me successful.” – Ruby

“Thanks a lot for the Ninja CPA review. I have passed FAR, I did 60% MCQs, and listened to audio to cram the concepts. It was really helpful for revision. For AUD, I used sparring sessions, and I loved how Mike explained everything in detail, and his notes are very systematic too.” – Nidhi

“I watched the sparring videos every week, NINJA Mike is amazing!” – Jennifer

“I studied with Ninja only– took FAR in October 2020, AUD in November 2020, REG in December 2020, and BEC in January 2021. Successfully passed them all on the first try. Ninja is amazing. I studied a little differently for each- some sections I needed a lot of Ninja Mike, some a lot of the Audio, all a lot of Multiple choice. But the best part was when I could tell my mind was drifting, or things weren’t clicking, there were so many options on how to learn that I could shift and find a way to go through the material that would work. So happy to have found Ninja! Thank you! thank you! thank you!!!!!”

“Just want to say thank you and the team (especially Mike) for building Ninja. This is the only source I use, and I just passed my REG.” – Anh

“I have used them for AUD and FAR a week out and have passed both. Mike is awesome. Well worth the 67 per month.” – horseandbulls


REG CPA Tutoring (Sparring) Demo

Formation of a C-Corporation



“Hi Jeff! Passed FAR with an 83! Will definitely re-open my subscription once I’m ready to start studying audit. FYI: I LOVED ninja Mike’s sparring lectures.  He’s amazing!” – Nicole 

“The sparring replays are very helpful (Mike is so knowledgeable), along with the live session to help keep me focused.” – Sarah

Ninja Mike's way of explanation led me to embrace the subject so much that I applied to the audit and assurance practice and have joined Deloitte this week!” – Rishabh

“Thank you; couldn’t have done it without listening to the audio chapters and watching Ninja Mike over hours in some late-night sessions.” – Mario

“Your material was extremely useful and helped me to pass BEC.  I then moved on to Audit and used (Expensive Course) lectures and some of Ninja's materials.  I scored a 71.  I went back through the concepts and reviewed the sparring videos with NINJA Mike.  Mike's material and videos are awesome.  Took the test two weeks ago and passed with an 80.” – Shane

“Thank you for your program. I have passed all 4 parts. Your program was a lot of help in focusing me. I have told others who are studying to try your program. I hate to leave, but I must move on to the Ethics test. Once again, thank you and NINJA Mike. The sparring zoom classes were great.” – Amy

“I just canceled my membership because I passed! NINJA Mike was so important for me to pass BEC and Reg. The sparring and 2-day review sessions are so important for studying and overall review.” – Lauren

“I cannot stress this enough, NINJA Mike saved my life in REG. I wish I had found this sooner because I really struggled in AUD and FAR, but these sparring videos gave me an 84 in REG after failing with a 58. I hope to get the same results with BEC and be done with this almost 2 year journey.” – rollingbeatle555

“My name is Naiya, and I was one of the Ninja users for all 4 subjects. I would like to say that finally, I completed all 4 papers. Writing this email just to say big big thank you to you and NINJA Mike too. Without you two, my success couldn't have been possible. Thanks for creating Ninja.  p.s. I will miss Mike's sessions!” – Naiya


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“I just started listening to the Sparring replays and attended a session last night, and Ninja Mike is incredible! The way I am learning now is completely different than how I originally was learning. I was trying to teach myself, and that is the worst thing to do! Thank you so much for this course! I have a Becker membership through work, and have been studying with Becker for 2 years. The teaching method is just not for me. Mike explains something in an hour that typically would have taken me months to understand.” – Christine

“I don't know if Ninja Mike has a specific email address but please pass on my message to him…I latched on to Mike's videos with BEC and never looked back.  His videos are the #1 reason I just passed my 4th and final part…But the truth is I basically passed 3 of the 4 parts almost exclusively using his videos.  He really teaches the topic to a point where you truly understand it (and he talks about that).  I didn't use one acronym for memorization purposes. I would just watch his entire video and do everything along with him, then just go to surgent and answer MCQs and just learn the different ways and angles of how questions are actually asked. His videos can be long, but it's worth the time because when it's over, you definitely understand everything.  You don't have to go over a topic 10 times before you understand it.
I'm not telling you anything you don't know, but just want to give a huge THANK YOU AND A BIG HUG TO NINJA MIKE!!” – Mike

“Thank you so much for what you and Ninja Mike and the rest of your team do.” – Elizabeth

“I would like personally to thank you, NINJA Mike, and all your team for your help in my CPA journey. I finally passed all 4 exams. I can definitely admit that it is because of Ninja! The sparring videos and your tips were so helpful. I heard your voice during the exam, haha.” – Roza 

“Your sparring session videos are SUPER helpful, and I am starting to gain confidence with the NINJA strategy. I am going through the replays now, and they make the m/c questions very easy to understand. I have been using other CPA study materials, and I just wanted to let you know that the work you are doing is extremely helpful! I am sure I am not the only one enjoying your help. Thank you for all that you have done and are doing.” – Zack

“The Ninja sparring replays clicked for me. I’d like to thank Ninja Mike for all his time and efforts doing those sparring sessions for us week after week.” – Amanda 

“I’ve read your story, love it! Very motivating.  Sparring is fantastic (love Ninja Mike), I credit both of you for me passing the first three “easily” (not easy but you get my point). Not sure why audit is such a struggle for me. But this test won’t beat me :)” – Janine

“Just to let you know that I passed BEC on my first attempt using Ninja only. Honestly, my experience with the exam was terrible and i didn't think I made it, but I got my results two days ago, and I had a 75! Thank you for all you do and please thank Ninja Mike on my behalf.” – Liz


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