Posted by: razopp
I would respectfully have to disagree with the comments regarding the adequacy of the Gleim Books for FAR. I just passed FAR with an 87 after studying exclusively the Gleim book and M/C question CD.
I read the books, took the study questions and the practice Sim at the end of each chapter, and then took M/C questions on the CD. I felt it prepared me well for the exam. I would add I did have to rely on an Intermediate Accounting book for examples regarding benefits accounting and inventory methods. The examples in the book required you to have a stronger basis than I did in these two areas. Of course, I finished college eight years ago.
However, other than that the Gleim material has been great for me. I have used them to pass three sections (BEC, AUD, and FAR) now. I agree with you regarding them being the best value for your dollar. I have spent a grand total of $255 ($85x3 sections) in study material for the three sections I passed thus far. That seems to be a pretty good value to me.
Also, if you want to get a flavor for Gleim’s methodology you can go to their website and see the first chapter in each study outline available for the online program. The online study outlines are identical to each chapter in the books. As I already mentioned, I only used the books and CD, so I cannot comment on the quality of the online or personal counselors.
BEC (2/2008) : 85
AUD (5/2008) : 97
FAR (10/2008): 87
REG (2/2009) : 94 & DONE!
GLEIM Books and CD
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