In the last few months, I have had the great fortune of reviewing a redesign of one of the most influential and prominent companies in the CPA education and studying industry. This company is Yaeger CPA review. Over the past few decades Yaeger has developed one of the most in-depth and creative review guides and has helped more than 20,000 candidates realize their dreams of becoming a CPA and entering the world of public accounting.
Since the education industry is constantly changing and being updated with new technology, review courses and study guides have to be updated with new materials and new technologies. One of the biggest pushes in the CPA education industry is the online course and material approach. This is the area that most review guides are focusing and Yaeger is no exception. They completely redesigned their entire approach to this as well as updated their Yaeger CPA Review 2015 | My Accounting Course. One of my clients is a contractor who worked on the redesign and wanted me to check his work as well as audit the process of the new adaptation of the materials. Needless to say, I love doing design audits and looking at other designers creative work so I said yes.
The new student portal is clear and easy to navigate. This idea makes it especially useful because students shouldn’t have to worry about trying to navigate and figure out the review course. Instead, they can intuitively go through the guide’s design and layout. I think this idea also presents an interesting creative idea that allows students and candidates the idea that they will be able to pass the CPA exam simply because they can go through the review course simply. This is an important idea and design concept because it not only helps students study, but it also improves the overall usage of the review course.
Beyond the clean and easy-to-use layout is a ton of different options for study screens and materials. The video lectures and study text give students the ability to either watch lectures or read the text or both. They can learn visually, audibly, or by simply reading the old fashioned way. It’s also interesting that there are different types of online and offline content included in the review study guide. CPA candidates can either study on their PC, tablet, or completely offline altogether. This comprehensive guide is important for any student looking to pass a CPA exam section on their first try without having to review more information than necessary.
Overall, I think this is possibly one of the nicest site and system redesigns that I have seen lately. It’s easy-to-use, clean and accomplishes all the goals that the company needed in an effort to keep up with a constantly changing industry. Great work guys! You can find more about the Yaeger Review course here.