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CPA Exam Review

Course Details

In collaboration with Becker Professional Education, the Professional Development Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings you The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Review self-paced online course.

The CPA credential is the most established and recognized professional accounting designation worldwide for professional accountants. The CPA Exam Review mirrors the content and functionality of the CPA exam in every way. Using Becker's learning approach allows you to progress efficiently, maximizing your study time and giving you the greatest chance of passing the CPA exam.

Becoming a CPA is challenging, but one that offers big rewards! The program includes the most current content covered on the CPA Exam combined with in-depth industry expertise. This integrated program includes video lectures, homework and simulations that work together to give students the most effective ways to prepare for today’s CPA Exam.

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Are you ready to take the CPA exam?

Becoming a CPA can open up unlimited possibilities for your career, but getting there takes preparation, focus and dedication. We’re here to help you through the entire process—from understanding the necessary educational requirements to passing the CPA Exam.

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The Benefits

If your schedule is constantly changing, you need a CPA review course that can change with it. This self-study format gives you the freedom to study at a self-determined pace, at your convenience, anytime, and anywhere. If you have the discipline to study on your own, this is the right format for you.

Dynamic Multimedia Experience

This self-study class provides engaging lectures, multiple choice homework, simulations, and practice exams, you get everything you need to help you succeed!

Self-Study classroom instruction might be best for you if you:

  • Like to study at your own pace, on your own, and can stick to your own study schedule.
  • Work best without deadlines.
  • Can’t attend classes regularly.
  • Travel often for work.

What do I receive?

To prepare you to pass, Becker has packaged this complete self-paced online program. You receive ALL the same materials as if you were attending a live course (video lectures, textbooks, homework, etc.). With this program you have the freedom to study at a self-determined pace – whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you!

Please allow 3-5 days for processing to allow time for obtaining authorization number and shipping of books.

With this program you can expect

  • Over 6,500 multiple-choice questions with links to applicable pages in our e-books and lectures.
  • Over 250 task-based simulations that help you build confidence about the content you’ve mastered.
  • Two full final practice exams per part so you can become familiar with the Computer-Based Test (CBT) environment.
  • Interactive Study Planner to help you develop an optimum study plan tailored to your study preferences.
  • Study Roadmap to help you navigate what to study and how much time to devote to each topic.
  • Comprehensive textbooks organized by topic with hundreds of past exam questions included.
  • Unlimited academic support: access to online academic and personalized support that provides highly targeted answers to your specific questions.
  • The Becker Promise®: If you study with Becker but do not pass the CPA Exam, you may repeat our course at no additional tuition cost (certain requirements apply).

Course Outline

This live classroom experience is ideal for candidates who thrive on personal interaction and feedback from instructors and peers. The program is divided into four segments that can help you prepare for each of the four parts of the CPA exam. Below is more information on the four segments:

Regulation (REG):
Regulation is the combination of federal taxation and business law, including ethics and professional responsibilities. Students who are familiar with tax, whether personal, partnership or corporate, should be comfortable with the Regulation materials. The areas covered within the business law portions are straight out of most university business law core classes. And, since the Regulation tests U.S. tax law and business law, it is effectively "immune" to IFRS. If you will or are working in a tax practice, Regulation might be a place to start to gain confidence.

Auditing (AUD):
Auditing encompasses the entire audit process, other services including compilations, reviews and attestation engagements, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. If you took your auditing class during your final semester and/or you’ll be working in the audit practice of a public accounting firm, Auditing might be a great place to start. On the other hand, you may find it beneficial to take the Auditing exam after Financial since a strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and IFRS will help you answer many of the questions in this section.

Financial (FAR):
Financial encompasses the largest volume of information, which can make it challenging. However, most students take several classes relevant to this section of the exam during their degree program, so it is also likely to be relatively fresh. Candidates should expect some questions focused on key differences between financial statements prepared on a U.S. GAAP basis versus those prepared on an IFRS basis. In addition, if you had the opportunity to take a course in governmental and/or non-for-profit accounting, that will be an advantage in taking this section.

Business (BEC):
Business can be a challenging test because of the breadth of the material, including operations and strategic management, economics, financial management and information technology. Many students find it helpful to take the Business exam after Financial and Audit because issues related to auditing (e.g. internal controls) and financial accounting (e.g. IFRS, working capital, and debt/equity financing) may be tested as part of the corporate governance, economics and financial management sections. A significant component of the BEC exam is the 3 written communication tasks; 15% of your score will be based on your ability to effectively communicate in writing. If you are a capable writer, this may prove a great advantage in succeeding on this part of the exam.


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