NOTE: This is all of course dependent on you using the materials daily as described. They can’t help you if you never use them. Passing the CPA exams is difficult and requires a lot of study time and dedication. The SuperfastCPA products provide an extremely easy and convenient way to pack in a ton of extra studying throughout your normal day… but again, if you aren’t using them, they can’t help you.
If you have all 4 sections left, the Total Bundle is by far the best value. Then you’ll have the notes, the audio notes, and the mini-quizzes for all 4 sections, and all future versions are included for FREE, and your access lasts until you pass, no questions asked.
It also includes the Study Hacks videos.
As far as what section to start with, you want to start with one of the two hardest sections which are FAR and REG. Some advice out there says to start with an easier section to get a quick “win”, but the 18 months starts as soon as you pass your first section, so you want one of the two beasts out of the way.
The other reason is, if you’ve figured out how to pass FAR, hypothetically the other 3 will be easier than FAR. Ideally you’d do FAR, then REG, and then BEC/AUD last (either order on BEC/AUD).
The SuperfastCPA products are supplemental.
The main idea is you’d still do a main study session each day with your review course… Gleim, Becker, Wiley, whatever it is. But… you’d follow the study strategies you’ll learn in the Study Hacks videos… those contain accelerated study strategies that help you focus on the most high-leverage ways of learning the most relevant information. And again, you take the strategies and apply them to your main study session with your main review course.
Then, you’d use our products to keep studying/reviewing through the rest of your day:
1) listen to our audios whenever you’re in your car
2) read the notes on the app whenever you have 5 minutes all through your day (whenever you’d normally scroll through social media – waiting in line, walking across the office, on your lunch break, etc)
If you do this daily, you’re adding an extra 1-2 hours or more of additional review, which can equal 100+ extra hours of studying by the time you take your test. 100 extra hours will add 10-20 points at least compared to just doing the one main session a day.
Note on review courses: If you don’t have one yet, we highly recommend CPAexcel as they are the only “big name” review course that lets you keep access until you pass with no questions asked and no hassle.
The first thing you’ll want to do after purchasing is watch the Study Hacks videos from start to finish. That will give you a crystal clear understanding of how to structure your main study sessions, mini sessions, and “final review” studying.
The basic format is 1) you’ll do a 2 hour main study session each weekday with your review course, but following the methods you’ll learn in the Study Hacks videos. Then you’ll do a longer session, 4-5 hours, on Saturdays and Sundays.
2) Through the rest of your day you’ll use the SuperfastCPA study tools as much as possible, what we call “mini-sessions”, for re-review, retention, and getting a base understanding of new topics.
Following this format consistently will give you much better results than by trying to do one 4-5 hour session all at once each day.
The Study Hacks videos teach you one cohesive study process that you apply to your main daily study sessions with your review course. So whether that’s Becker, Roger, Wiley… etc, you would apply the Study Hacks strategies when you study with your main review course. This is the exact study methodology that Nate, the founder of SuperfastCPA, used to pass all 4 sections in 3 months while working full-time in public accounting.
These videos will teach you how to have a 2-hour main session each day, but you’ll be getting through more material than someone studying 4-5 hours a day the “normal way” (i.e. watching every video lecture, reading every chapter, etc).
This process teaches you how to quickly figure out what the most-tested parts of each topic will be, how to quickly get a base understanding, and then how to build “re-review” into your daily routine so that you’re always spending some time hitting the topics you’ve already studied over and over… so that by the time you get to your exam your understanding and retention is at an all-time high instead of slowly forgetting the stuff you studied in the beginning.
There are a few reasons why the SFCPA products and strategies work so well at helping candidates pass and improve their scores. Let’s start with the basics: The formula for success on the CPA exams is that you need enough quality study time to learn the material well enough to get a passing score.
It’s not just a function of study time. There are a lot of people who have put a year of more into these exams without passing a section, let alone all 4. Not all study methods are equally effective, and most candidates spend 80%of their study time in the least-effective forms of study. On the other hand, most people would get completely different results simply by spending 80% of their study time on the most effective forms of studying, and that is exactly what you’ll learn in the Study Hacks videos. The time you do spend studying needs to be effective, and that’s exactly what the Study Hacks videos will teach you.
Then there’s the “time” factor. Most people figure out pretty quickly that it’s almost impossible to fit in quality study time each day, especially if you’re working full-time. The SFCPA study tools make it very easy and effective to add in a lot of extra study time, just by going through your normal day.
(this is assuming you still do a main study session each day, which ideally you’d do in the morning before work that lasts 90-120 minutes)
For example, listen to the audio notes on your drive to work, whenever you’re preparing meals, getting ready for the day, etc. That’s 1-2 hours already. Then, whenever you’d normally pull out your phone and look at social media or other time wasters, just read the review notes or take a few quizzes. If you do that consistently that’s another 1-2 hours of study time, and it’s very high impact study time as well. Then on your way home from work, listen to the audios some more… you can see this adds 3,4, or 5+ extra hours each day before you even get home from work. Over the course of an 6-8 week study plan, that’s 100+ hours of extra study time, and that kind of exposure obviously leads to increased understanding & retention, and increased test scores.
After you checkout, you’ll receive an email with your login details. Your login will work on the main site, and that same login info will work on the companion app, either on iPhone or Android.
The SuperfastCPA products are all digital, so nothing physical will be sent.
So, you’ll get immediate access to your purchase, and again the best thing to do first is to watch the Study Hacks videos once you login.