Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Would anyone recommend these books?

    I'm close to completing my certificate stage and will soon move onto the professional stage.

    Also, how comparable is FAR to Accounting paper, both in terms of quantity and difficulty?

    In fact, that goes for the professional stage? Is it massively harder or just into much more detail?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    I don't know if these books are going to be worth the money. If you're going to be studying with a tuition provider eg. Kaplan/BPP then I wouldn't bother. Their materials and study support are pretty good, plus the ACA question banks are all you really need to pass. It's all about exam technique and question practice.

    FAR is harder yes, the questions are more time pressured and the syllabus is bigger. The same goes for the other professional papers, but remember these papers are written and it's easier to pick up marks along the way for your workings even if you don't arrive at the correct figure - unlike the certificate level.

    I've not used ACA simplified and passed the first 3 professional stage papers in one sitting.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kre)
    I don't know if these books are going to be worth the money. If you're going to be studying with a tuition provider eg. Kaplan/BPP then I wouldn't bother. Their materials and study support are pretty good, plus the ACA question banks are all you really need to pass. It's all about exam technique and question practice.

    FAR is harder yes, the questions are more time pressured and the syllabus is bigger. The same goes for the other professional papers, but remember these papers are written and it's easier to pick up marks along the way for your workings even if you don't arrive at the correct figure - unlike the certificate level.

    I've not used ACA simplified and passed the first 3 professional stage papers in one sitting.
    I'm hoping the bold bit will help me out as I haven't been the greatest multiple choice exam taker! I look forward to sitting the final multiple choice paper of my life shortly haha.

    Have you done FM by any chance? I'm guessing not, but if you have how did that compare to MI in terms of content?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by accno1)
    I'm hoping the bold bit will help me out as I haven't been the greatest multiple choice exam taker! I look forward to sitting the final multiple choice paper of my life shortly haha.

    Have you done FM by any chance? I'm guessing not, but if you have how did that compare to MI in terms of content?
    I'm exempt from FM, but I've seen the syllabus and it focuses on financing options, risk, and financial instruments. MI was more costing/budgeting/pricing, so they are actually quite different.

    Again, like the other papers, there's more content to learn and it's going to be harder. The smallest syllabus at the professional stage is AA, but that's expected considering how tiny the Assurance syllabus was at certificate level.
 
 
 
Poll
Are you going to a festival?
Useful resources

Articles:

Guide to finance and bankingGuide to accountancy

Featured recruiter profiles:

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo

ICAEW

"Choose a career journey with limitless possibilities."

Quick link:

Unanswered finance and accountancy threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.