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I am currently tentatively planning to take BEC (1st week of July 2013) and REG (last week of Aug 2013) part of the CPA exam.
That said, I graduated with Acct'g degree 15+years ago. I have not touch acct'g since graduation. However, I have been working in Finance/Banking industry.
My thinking was to slowly get back into accounting and the CPA exam. Hopefully, if I can start out with a sucess in either part, it will give me confidence to tackle the rest of the exam.
Question 1: I would like to know on average the number approx. hours of studying time required per part for a person with my background.
Some websites say on average 150-200 hrs. per part. I would like a view on studying time since so much has changed material wise. Currently, I am working full-time but plan on following a review course plan schedule.
Question 2: Which of the review courses out there is better suited for a person with my background (i.e., out of school for +15yrs)?
Thinking of getting Gleim Review course (just cuz it is within my budget) but read that their book is really detail and very long and hard to read.
Any help is greatly appreciate it.