I found your videos that share realistic exam views and scenarios to be the most beneficial. The approach taken by PASS in regards to important topics and not getting hung up on things (like pensions) was extremely useful and reassuring.
You and Michael were extremely helpful, there are numerous occasions where I sent emails at 12 and 1am and received responses almost instantly.
Another thing that really impressed me was even during the holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah) you both replied to me almost instantly.
I was thoroughly impressed with PASS and definitely owe a lot of my success to the materials provided, especially the lectures. The way you both focused on passing and realistic scenarios was very important and reassuring. I put my faith in your judgement, and any topics you both deemed unimportant, I followed. Doing this saved me a lot of time, stress, and ultimately helped me pass both exams.
As I mentioned I hadn't been in school for over a year, and only took 1 internal audit course in university. I managed to get straight Cs (competent) in every category and pass with ease. I would also like to mention that I don't work for an accounting firm, (I work for a private business) and have no competitive advantage over my peers who are given training etc.
PASS works if you dedicate the time and follow the guidance of Michael and yourself.
Thanks for your help, (and for the awesome core 1 and 2 prep materials)
It is evident to anyone who has met Michael Levi and Ira Walfish that they love learning. Consequently, students may become more interested in the subject material than they would otherwise.
In the CKE course, students are taught the technical fundamentals of all six competency areas while learning how to answer multiple choice, how to approach them strategically, and how to eliminate ambiguous answers, all within a constrained timespan that mirrors the actual CKE.
The first time I wrote the CKE I did not pass but with Michael and Ira's tutelage, I performed reasonably well. Fast forward to the UFE, which I also did not pass on my first attempt. Since one of my glaring shortcomings was the comprehensive case, I registered with the PASS UFE Comprehensive course on my second try.
Michael and Ira teach important skills - how to plan an outline, how to rank, how to integrate case facts, and how to recognize pervasive qualities - all vital towards attacking that five hour monstrosity. Michael and Ira have helped hundreds of CA students overcome the hurdles of those extremely difficult exams and I would recommend their course to anyone in the programme.