Aside from the financial benefits, CPAs are always in demand, experience accelerated career development and can rely on job security.
Like any other esteemed designation, the CPA exam is, unfortunately, not easy. The exam has a reputation for being one of the hardest professional exams that exist. In fact, here are the 2015 pass rates per section:
Don’t let these statistics discourage you! While every person prepares for exams differently, there is no official ‘roadmap’ to passing the exam, but here are some of the best practices that helped me pass.
Pick a Review Package
Study One Section at a Time
Do the Practice Questions (2 or 3 times each)
Avoid Busy Season Studying
Plan to Take Breaks
Just remember that by now you have either completed your degree or have enough school under your belt to know your own studying style – go with what works best for you! The information above will help you focus your time in the right areas and give you insight, from my experience, on how to pass the CPA exam, but remember that there is no 100% right or wrong way to study.
Developing good habits and devoting the appropriate amount of time to studying will put you in a great position to pass the CPA exam.