The CPA Exam is comprised of four sections: Auditing and Attestation, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting and Regulation. Each section tests the minimum knowledge and skills needed to be a licensed CPA. The exam tests your knowledge using three types of questions: multiple-choice questions, written communications tasks and task-based simulations. Mastering each CPA Exam question type is an important part of preparing for a successful exam day - and success on the CPA Exam brings you one step closer to professional licensure.
Tackle task-based simulations with confidence
The CPA Exam’s task-based simulations use real-life work situations to test your in-depth knowledge and skills in a particular subject area. The CPA Exam includes 28 task-based simulations across all four sections. There are eight in Auditing and Attestation (AUD), four in Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), eight in Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and eight in Regulation (REG).
Properly preparing for task-based simulations is critical to surviving the CPA Exam. That’s why we’ve created CPA review videos to help you prepare. SkillMaster videos are exclusive and innovative new teaching CPA videos specifically designed to get you comfortable with the most complex exam questions. As you study for the big exam day, it’s important to use a diverse set of tools that fit with your learning style. These Becker CPA videos are a great way to learn the material outside of highlighting in your textbook. An innovative new feature of Becker’s CPA review, the CPA SkillMaster videos extend our proven instructional methodology to include applied solutions for task-based simulations, the questions that CPA candidates cite as the most difficult part of the CPA Exam.
It’s like having your own personal CPA coach!
Becker’s expert instructors show you how to work the task-based simulations while offering problem-solving strategies and time-saving techniques. They take you through the correct solution and also give you a deep-dive explanation into the logic behind the answer.
“Our students say they need more help to bridge the gap from understanding a concept to being able to apply it in a real-world situation,” noted Angie Brown, senior director, product management for Becker. “Becker CPA videos create an experience where the student feels like the instructor is sitting in the same room and speaking directly to them, explaining how to solve each problem so the student can make the mental leap from understanding to application.”
In addition to providing you with problem-solving strategies, the CPA videos open new ways of learning to assist those who do best with audiovisual cues and perceptual learning.
“Being successful on the CPA Exam is equal parts knowledge and strategy,” continues Brown. “Students need to understand the types of questions they will be asked and develop a strategy to work through the task-based simulations as quickly as possible. The CPA SkillMaster videos will help to provide that additional level of confidence they need to feel prepared and ready to succeed on exam day and beyond.”
The 15-minute video solutions can be accessed in the Becker CPA review course following the completion of each correlating task-based simulation. In addition, Becker students will have access to the full video library for continued reference and review throughout their exam preparation. For offline access to the Becker CPA videos, download the Becker CPA Exam Review app.