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Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate...
Date:June 25, 2015
Written by: Ray M.
There are many great features about this program. While I can't say I enjoyed every presentation, I can say I learned and was exposed to information I haven't seen yet. If you're new to Forensic Accounting, these tutorials will provide a good overview on many different subjects that Forensic accountants encounter daily.
What I didn't like...
1. Cheesy animations, recycled throughout multiple lessons. I understand.... if I was only buying one of these courses, It would be okay, and the animation would only be lame. But since the AICPA bundled them, I would have thought someone would have previewed the finished product. It's really annoying to have to watch them again and again. 2. The tutorial reading to me (verbatim) what was displayed on the screen. Sometimes the voice said different things that were worth listening to, however, I feel I wasted a lot of time waiting for the reading to stop when I could have just been reading the slides. I didn't buy a course to have someone read me material. You learn right away that your friend is the "Next" button.
All in all, these courses weren't bad and provided a good look into the life of a Forensic Accountant. I'd recommend them to others who are just starting off. It's a great overview.
Job Type: Public Accounting
Job Title: Staff
Experience with this Topic: Intermediate
Are you a CPA? Yes
I'd call it "okay"
Date:January 7, 2015
Written by: Mike S
I think the program's main value is in the "certificate." All told, I would recommend for this purpose. But I have a few gripes. The program is long on applicable "standards" on short on substantive content. There is no text copy (e.g., a pdf) of the program that you get to keep for reference. Some of the collateral resources are very helpful (e.g., the economic damages program). Most are just Statements on Standards. There are grammatical & syntax errors, and some of the test questions are in the wrong module. All these things suggest that the program wasn't put together carefully. The overall feel is less of an expert sharing knowledge and more like your HR department's annual sensitivity training.