Becker Final Review...here's what you get according to their website:
- Condensed review to reinforce the most challenging concepts
- Offers completely new lectures (40 hours)
- 800+ MCQs and 100+ sims
- Available in self-study or live formats
- Per part $165 or all four parts $495
- Only available to current Becker students
But is it worth it? To help you decide if it's right for you, take a look at the feedback from the study groups:
Hermano S: I used it for FAR and AUD, in both cases it was my second attempt and I was very close in my 1st attempt. It is the same info as in the review just that it has short videos with focus on the main points. I liked it, cause after studying for 5 months for my first attempt I really didn't want to restart rereading the same books over again. Anyway after doing the final review a went back to the original books for an additional support and I did good. With FAR it helped I passed from 73 to 80. With AUD I didn't pass on 2nd attempt, before tax season 73 after tax season 71. It is a summary of the book for somebody who is almost there. Good luck
Saira K: The Final Review was included as part of my bundle purchase. I did not get a chance to get through the book, but the parts that I did get through were just reiterations of the regular book. However, the downloadable Final Review extra MCQs and simulations (also included with the bundle) were definitely helpful.
Katya C: Personally, I’d say no, not worth it. There’s already so much material to drown you and keep you busy!
Be A: Totally. I like to visualize the whole audit process from start to finish. The Final Review course breaks down topics from planning to wrapping up the audit. It reduces redundancy comparing to the main book.
Tom H: I bought it but never used it, the first time I took audit and my score was a 64. I am taking the AUD again tomorrow and went through the entire final review so we'll see if it helps!
Jason P: I've used it for FAR, BEC and AUD and can say it helped a great deal. I plan on using it for REG as well. I don't think it can be used as a standalone review product. You need to do the regular review in its entirety and this is a condensed version that basically touches upon the main topics which you can use a week or two before the actual exam. I actually liked it cause it ties everything together and the e-book is well designed with a mix of text, voice lectures and questions for practice. It also contains some new mcqs and sims that are great for extra practice. If you have a couple of extra bucks to shell out, I would of course recommend it. Is it an absolute requirement? No - but definitely can't hurt in bumping up a few points that could be critical to success on the exam :)
Giselle M: I used it for REG and BEC for my 3rd attempt for both test. I saw the difference, 7-9 score improvement. First and second try with REG I scored 70 & 72, last try 79. I feel it helped me to pass them. I used it after studying and practicing with the regular book and software. Used it for the last two weeks before test and it helped me to have a better understanding on overall topics.
MCQs and Sims per section:
AUD 213 MCQs, 5 sims
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