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Has anyone here actually had the time to study for the CPA exams while working? If so, how did you do it? It seems like working at the big 4 you don't have any time to study, let alone breathe.

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Finished all four parts during two testing windows (3 months) while working. Sorry, I'm too smart and that's why I'm quitting. It can be done.


Right after busy season is the best bet to let all the studying begin. I got done with two tests during one testing window during slow time outside busy season and hell yeah it sucks, but it's the best feeling in the world when you're done.


The minute busy season ended, I substitute late nights at the office with studying. It sucks, but since you're used to the hours it definitely helps. The hard part is finishing all 4 parts within the 18 month window

I just took My third test, first during busy season. I would suggest spending every waking moment during the weekends studying and working MC questions as often as you can before/after work. It sucks but is short term so just grind it out

I took my last two tests during busy season this summer (needed to pass to be within the 18 mo. window). Definitely sucked but I was already not sleeping so cramming in an hour every morning before work and then an hour or so at night didn't seem so much worse compared to the work hours. Passing, being done, and getting the bonus was definitely worth the extra effort.

Thanks everyone - I will wait till after busy season to get those exams done and over. Somehow some way!

When traveling, I would use the Becker app as a way to fall asleep faster on the plane ride home every week. Passed all 4 sections after that engagement.

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