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This page focuses on the pros and cons of test bank — the online test prep software.
Wiley CPA Review: Pros and Cons of the Test Bank
In this evaluation I will focus on the online version of the test bank. It is the same as the Wiley test prep CD-ROM you may see in bookstores, but with additional features.
Wiley CMA Video Walk-through
You can take a look at the different types of practice questions, features and tracking tools in my account here:
1. Gives You Enough Varieties of Questions To Pass
Many readers asked me which test preparation software is the best, especially Becker vs Wiley. It’s hard to pick the best because it largely depends on the individual’s budget, background and learning style, but in my opinion, Becker test prep software tends to reenforce key concepts covered in the Becker lecture notes while with Wiley you get more variety and some of the more obscure questions.
In fact, Becker students who really want to pass the exam on their first try often get the Wiley CPA review (test bank) as a supplement. Few people do it the other way around, because getting Becker as a “supplement” would be too expensive.
2. Application Replicates Real Exam Experience — At Lower Price
The application looks very much like the one you will see in the real exam. Given the exam is 100% computerized, I believe it is a must to get a lot of practice on screen vs using pencil and paper.
I have to say that other providers e.g. Becker and Gleim have software that look pretty much like the real thing too, but you save money by getting the most affordable one from Wiley.
3. Available For Immediate Access
Once you place an order, a PIN (a chain of random letters and alphabets) will be emailed to you immediately and you can copy-and-paste the PIN to activate the account.
Instead of buying the CD-ROM with all the hassles (waiting for delivery and installation), you have a great, easy and happy start of your CPA exam preparation.
4. Flexible Customization — Less Stressful and More Productive
For every study session, the application lets you pick everything from the subtopics to the number of multiple-choice and simulation questions. As long as you are disciplined enough to go through all the topics yourself, it could be a more flexible and less stressful (thus more productive) process for you.
5. Regular Updates Without Extra Cost and Hassle
The questions are automatically updated on a regular basis and any errors identified are corrected if you are using the online version instead of the CD version (CD version now comes with the ability to sync online, but it’s extra step for you).
The great thing about this especially towards the end of each year is that you don’t need to wait until early next year to get the updated version, since this is continuously done rather than once every year.
6. Online Reporting and Analysis to Keep Track of Your Progress
This is a new enhancement for Wiley — the latest version comes with a lot more features such as view by subjects, by raw score or by percentages, and a number of customization features.
Nothing is perfect, so it’s important to identify the limitations of the Test Bank:
1. No Money-Back Guarantee
A number of other providers have some sort of money-back guarantee. Wiley has none. This is obviously a limitation, but given it is much less expensive many readers don’t mind and see this as a necessary investment.
2. Copying-And-Pasting Not Allowed Onscreen
If you are trying to copy the questions onscreen and paste in a Word document for example, it cannot be done. This creates some inconvenience if you want to show a particular question to a professor or if you want to keep the question for later reference.
Although I got minor complaints from a few readers, this limitation can easily be solved by the “print-screen” function of your computer.
3. Online Subscription Version Does NOT Work Offline
Previous versions allow users to download the test bank to their computers. The latest version no longer allows us. If you do not have a stable internet connection, you may want to get the CD-ROM version instead.
Summary of What Wiley Test Bank Offers
Special Offer for My Readers!
You can get the Test Bank at the official Wiley website, but if you buy it here you can get a good discount. (I just choose to profit less 🙂 The product and customer support is exactly the same)
Please note: This is NOT the review book but the Test Bank i.e. the online practice questions. No physical product will be shipped. To get the Wiley CPA exam review books please click here.
4-Part Complete Set (2016)
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Most Common Questions from Customers
1. I just purchased the test bank and realized that it didn’t fit my learning style. I activated the PIN to take a look but didn’t touch any question. Can I get my money back?
No, I am afraid not. As soon as you activate the PIN, I will pay Wiley on your behalf. They don’t make any refund and therefore I cannot do so to you. Even if you don’t activate the PIN, I cannot offer a refund because there is no way to prove that you didn’t pass the PIN to others.
Please understand this is a strict no-refund policy. That’s why I created a video walk-through (shown above) so you can see exactly what you will be getting from the test bank.
2. I found another place selling the same PIN at a lower price. Can I cancel my order?
No, and same reason above. I don’t have a lowest-price guarantee. Instead, I offer a generally attractive discount. Please check and compare the pricing from other resellers, but do so before buying from me 🙂
3. I just paid… when will you send me the PIN?
The PIN will be sent automatically and immediately upon payment, via the email registered in your Paypal account. If you don’t get the email, this is the most common reason:
- Your Paypal email is not the one you normally use; or
- The email drops in the spam folder
Please check accordingly. If still can’t find it, shoot me an email and I will fix it for you.
4. I purchased the PIN before things happened and I have to postpone the exam until 2 years later. Will the PIN get expired?
It never expires as long as you do NOT activate it. Once activated you have 12 month of access.
5. The end of year is approaching and I suspect there is a newer version of the test bank. How is it updated, and when?
The test bank is automatically updated online on a regular basis. You don’t need to worry about the calendar year cut-off for newer versions.
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