- Paperback: 4 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (October 5, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047055438X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470554388
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011, 4-volume Set 8th Edition
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I may report back after I sit and get results for my first section. Good Luck to anyone that buys this course.
Edit: Update 6/24/2011
I started with the Auditing Course and it goes fairly indepth about many topics. Learning and reinforcement will greatly benefit from also using the 4-volume test bank. Without the test bank, I thought I would be able to just learn the material and go sit. But, after a few modules the information really begins to overwhelm and demotivate learning. At this point, I still haven't sat for any sections, but that's a personal issue. Obviously, we are all accountants and enjoy what we are doing, yet do not stray away from the course too long. Believe me, getting back on course is just as much of a challenge as starting the course anew. I'll be sure to post again after a sit in a few months.
The material seems to be quite comprehensive and there are a good amount of multiple choice questions (roughly 80 for an average module). There is coverage of IFRS and the simulation problems.
I would like to see more simulation problems. A typical module has 5-7. When you consider that simulation problems make up 40% of the exams (those that have them), this is really not enough. Many are merely glorified multiple choice problems (matching problems), but a few involve spreadsheets and calculations. More of the latter would be useful.
The books are riddled with errors and typos. Not so much that you can't understand what's going on, but certainly enough to be noticeable. At some point you'll find yourself looking at what appears to be nonsense until you figure out that the question or answer (or both) is wrong.
Some of the content is relatively well-formatted, but some is a wall of text (especially in the FAR book). It can be frustrating to deal with at times.
Additionally, sometimes the questions test you on subjects that weren't in the study guides or relevant standards outlines pertaining to that module. For instance, the module on "Professional Responsibilities" has a multiple choice question pertaining to review services which seemed out of place. I learned in a later module how to answer that question. But when I was still on module 1, it was frustrating because I assumed that I should have known the answer to the question at that point.
Besides these things that you run into from time to time, the books seem to be preparing me well. I can't comment on comparison to other study material, as I haven't used any other material.
I don't think that i am going to pass with this course, so i am switching to HOCK CPA because its more comprehensive and i had a good experience with them when i passed the CMA Examination.
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