Gleim CPA Blog

This CPA Prep Tip concerns the difficulty level of the exam. Why is the CPA exam so rigorous? Why is it such a big hurdle in the career path of accountants? The CPA exam has served to validate the accounting education of professional accountants. Being an accounting major or having taken accounting courses is only...
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Garrett Gleim sends CPA candidates bimonthly emails concerning different aspects of the CPA exam. Candidates can see the most recent email and all the archives here on the CPA Candidate Forum. My last email raised some questions on what happens if you cannot achieve a 75% score on a study unit. This is a difficult...
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Garrett Gleim sends CPA candidates bimonthly emails concerning different aspects of the CPA exam. Candidates can see the most recent email and all the archives here on the CPA Candidate Forum. As some of you may know, I am also a Certified Flight Instructor. Last week, I was at the airport and observed a student...
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Garrett Gleim sends CPA candidates bimonthly emails concerning different aspects of the CPA exam. Candidates can see the most recent email and all the archives here on the CPA Candidate Forum. Over the past week, I have been receiving emails concerning SFAS 141 (revised 2007), Business Combinations. In a previous Hot Topics email, I wrote...
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As a complimentary service to CPA exam candidates, Gleim Publications provides detailed information about the CPA exam on the Web. We recently consolidated this useful information into a single page, the Complete CPA Resource Guide. From one place, you can learn about registering, scheduling, and preparing for the exam. We also provide tips and strategies...
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Gleim Time Management System Question: If I take a break during the exam, does it count toward my total amount of time that I have to take the exam? For example, the Financial Section is 4 hours – if I take a 5 minute break, does this leave me with 3 hours 55 minutes to...
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Learning from the multiple-choice questions you answered incorrectly is very important. You must analyze and understand why you chose the wrong answer and learn how to avoid the same error in the future. This study technique may prove to be the difference between passing and failing for many CPA candidates and is an essential step...
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns the financial accounting pronouncements that candidates are responsible for on the CPA exam. Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, interpretations, and other accounting pronouncements are eligible to be tested in the exam window beginning 6 months after the pronouncement’s effective date, unless early application is permitted. When early application is permitted,...
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Question: “When will you release your next edition of CPA materials?” Answer: We plan to release a new edition of CPA Review in December. We are now taking pre-orders for the 2009 edition. Our CPA Complete System with Gleim Online (available per section) comes with an 18-month product replacement guarantee. If Gleim releases a new...
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