I purchased the Study Guide and flash cards for the Spring 2013 exam. It was definitely very helpful. Although I purchased the Payroll Source book, I did not need it to study. I would recommend the study guide for anyone preparing for the FPC or CPP, it gives you exactly the required information. I passed the test. Knowledge is power!!!!
I took and passed my CPP on the first try last month. I give lots of credit to Laurie’s study guide. It was written in a way that I would have written it myself, making it very easy to understand and learn from. Thanks Laurie for sharing your tools on this topic.
I purchased the study guide for Fall 2012 and I am happy to say I can now add CPP after my name! The study guide was my primary source of study materials for the exam.
The study guide was invaluable! This is by far the best all in one study guide for the CPP exam. Well worth the money.
I purchased the Study Guide and flash cards in March. I passed the CPP exam on April 27th, 2013. The study guide was my most-used reference as I was preparing for the exam. It is put together in an organized, easy to read format, outlining those key points that are essential to passing the exam. Worth every penny!!!
I purchased the study guide for the Spring 2012 exam, and it was very helpful! Tried using other reference guides, but the handy format of this downloadable (and electronically searchable) document was a life saver for studying. I passed my exam! Thanks Laurie!
I like the breakdown by section covered in the exam. I would recommend the study guide to any studying for the CPP exam. I passed my exam.
I took and passed the CPP exam on the 1st try while using the study guide only. I was limited on funding for resources and this was exactly what I needed. First, I ready the book a few times, then the flashcards over and over. I consistently increased my scores on the practice tests. I studied for 2 months leading up to my test. Thank you for providing an inexpensive alternative tnat is simplified.
Hi, I would recommend this Study Guide and the flash card system. I took the CPP in Spring 2013 and passed on my first attempt. I used the Payroll Source but was overwhelmed with the volume and data. I purchased the Study Guide in February 2013 and read, and used the flash card system and Quizzes. Every time I attempted the quizzes I went back to to the study guide to understand the concept. This was very helpful. I also had a great experience with follow up on questions from Laurie. She was very responsive with questions.
I used the study guide and the flash cards and passed the 2013 Spring exam on my first attempt. I felt the The Payroll Source was too overwhelming and liked the fact the The Practical CPP Study Guide summarized the information in a condensed version. Highly recommend the study guide to anyone who is taking the CPP exam.
I used both the Study Guide and the flash cards with practice quizzes for studying for the CPP exam, both were very helpful! I passed my exam in the Spring of 2013!
I purchased the Study Guide just 22 days before my exam. I do not recommend cutting it that close, but can say that without this guide, I would not have passed the CPP exam. The guide was very thorough. I found the Flashcards to be the most helpful. Working the cards into the three piles is a great study tool. It allowed me to focus on the areas I needed the most work. I was surprised and incredibly pleased to receive a quick and complete answer to my email question from Laurie. A great product backed by personal attention. Thanks Laurie.
I bought this book on 8/27/2012, took CPP exam on 10/11/2012, passed quite easy. The content of this book is wide enough to cover all the hard topics on the CPP exam. This study guide is highly recommended.
This book is thinner than the Payroll Source, but it is enough for your CPP exam.
This guide is an absolute must to have for anyone who wants to pass the CPP exam. To me Payroll Source is too cumbersome and has a lot of unwanted information for the test. Company paid for the Pay Train so I started studying that but even Pay Train covers a lot of details that are not in the test and the whole ‘studying experience’ can easily get too overwhelming. I found Laurie’s study guide 3 weeks prior to the test date and it made the world of difference. Each topic is relevant, to the point and presents the appropriate facts. The examples are easy to follow and the calculations are very similar to the ones that showed up in the test. I passed the exam on my first try and got a score of 361. In short, It is the most effective way of studying for the CPP exam period!
Prior to taking the FPC last spring, I posted a comment on Laurie’s website about the study guide. With Laurie’s study materials; I passed the FPC last spring (2011) and then the CPP this spring (2012). These two exams direct the majority of their questions on a different area of payroll. The FPC has a lot more calculations and the CPP is focused on managing procedures. Laurie has done a great job outlining both areas and she continues to improve the tools every year. Thanks.
I just wanted to echo everyone’s comments on this website. I purchased the study guide and study tools in February and pretty much used them exclusively to prepare. I also took the practice quizzes in The Payroll Source for extra practice. I am happy to report that I passed the CPP yesterday on the first try! This study guide made everything so much less overwhelming. I can’t thank you enough Laurie for putting this together!
I wanted to send you a quick note and say thank you for your wonderful study guide and online resources. Using them enabled me to pass the CPP exam yesterday! You have an excellent product!
I purchased this Study Guide along with the Study Tools one month before my scheduled exam date. Up to that point I was using the Payroll Source, the studying became overwhelming. This study guide really put my mind at ease. It took out all the fluff and focused on the core of the exam. I am proud to say that I passed the CPP exam the first time! This Guide and Study Tools really helped me prepare for this CPP exam. If you are looking for a good effective resource to study for the CPP exam, this Study Guide and Study Tools is worth every dime!
I started a study group at my company and we purchased Laurie’s Study Guide to assist them in preparing for the CPP exam in the fall of 2012-the response has been terrific; they thought that the material flowed well, easy to read and understand. Laurie worked with me to provide a bulk discount and I sincerely apprecited that. I anticipate that the majority of the 21 in the group will pass.
I Highly recommend Laurie’s CCP Study, its clear, precise, practical and
Thank you so much for providing this wonderful and knowledgeable guide to us.
I am confident, I will pass !
This guide was VERY instrumental in me passing the CPP exam on the first try in October 2010. It is not enough for me to recommend this guide. I would say this is a MUST HAVE if you are serious about passing your CPP exam. The CPP Practical Study guide gets right to the “meat” of what you need to pass, leaving out all the extra “fluff”. As a matter of fact, this is the only tool I used to study besides taking a 1-day study course at a local college. It was not appealing to me to read the Payroll Source or PayTrain as a study source. These methods are very expensive and besides, you have no clue as to what to focus on. Too much information. Using those tools as your primary study for taking the CPP is like reading the Encyclopedia!!! I am so thankful I ran across The CPP Study Guide. I honestly do not believe it would have been as easy passing the CPP exam had I not. Thank you!
I would recommend Laurie’s study guide to anyone interested in reading a quick, crisp preparation/revision of the most pertinent Payroll topics from an examination perspective. I took the exam in 2010 exam and passed with 80% in each of the sections. I was quite shaky about studying multiple voluminous books and websites due to paucity of time. I was recommeneded Laurie’s guide by a friend of mine and was I glad! I used her book exclusively along another dated course material. I had not done a single practice test. All I did was to go through Laurie’s material in addition to another course material. Thank you so much Laurie for your study guide, I gained the essential US Payroll concepts necessary to pass the CPP exam and also to be successful in my profession.
I would recommend Laurie’s sutdy guide to everyone. I took the Fall 2010 exam and passed with flying colors! I was so nervous and the thought of going through the whole APA Payroll Source book was overwhelming to me. I came across Laurie’s study guide while searching the web for any information to help study for my CPP. I’m so glad I did. I used her book exclusively along, with practice tests from the Source. Thank you so much Laurie for your study guide, I passed the CPP exam because your guide broke down the overwhelming details in the Source to manageable chapters!
It might seem like this comment is a repeat of previous comments. After looking over Laurie’s CPP Study Guide and Flash Cards that I purchased about a month ago, it is clear that these are great study tools to add to anyone’s payroll toolkit. Laurie has successfully outlined the focus points in order for students to keep organized while studying. I find myself constantly using the study tools provided on Laurie’s website to help me build confidence in passing the payroll exam. Thanks Laurie for providing an inexpensive study tool that is truly worth purchasing.
I am preparing for the Spring 2011 exam, and Laurie’s study guide was by far the most inexpensive I could find. The low price does not come at the expense of quality fortunately. The material is concise and comprehensive, though I would say it is most appropriate for those that are actively practicing payroll. I highly recommend you give it a try.
Like Louis, I am proud and excited to report that I also passed the CPP exam on September 13th, 2010; and it’s due in large part to Laurie’s study guide. I am so thankful to her to providing this information in a form that was easy to read and memorize.
I am excited to report that today September 13, 2010 I have passed the CPP exam in large part to Laurie. The information provided in the Study Guide as well as the Flash Cards is a huge reason I passed today. Laurie was helpful and very responsive to all of my questions. Thank you so much for providing these tools!!!
I purchased this study guide and refer to it more than any other source. I recommend this guide not only for those preparing for the CPP exam but any payroll professional. This guide is my payroll “bible” and I honestly cannot tell people how helpful this guide has been. I purchased a study guide for over $250 and the Practical Study Guide was 100% better. Thank you so much, Laurie! I plan to take the exam this fall and I am confident I will pass!!
I would recommend the study guide to anyone who is having trouble getting through the reading in the Payroll Source. It breaks down complex topics in a simple manner that helped me on the chapters most people struggle with (Chapter 3, 4 especially). Thanks Laurie, I passed!!!
I purchased the Study Guide for the Spring 2010 exam. It was very helpful. It broke down the areas covered in the Payroll Source Book. I would recommend the study guide to anyone stuying for the CPP. I passed my exam!
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