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  1. I haven’t tested as planned but I do keep the guide on my desktop for quick reference. I peek into it often!! I love that I can search for key words without pulling out my huge book that is now collecting dust in a drawer. I plan on buying the updated guide and testing in the fall. Thanks, Laurie

  2. I passed the CPP exam on the first try in April of 2017 after purchasing the study guide and flash cards. I gave myself about 2 months to study and kept to my plan reading through the guide multiple times, practicing the calculations, and reviewing flash cards regularly. Although I admit I was nervous, I found myself more than prepared for the exam when the day came. If you are anxious about taking the exam and/or what study materials would be best to help you pass, look no further. Follow the Practical CPP Study guide and you will be ready to pass. Highly recommended.

  3. Worth every penny. I bought the book and the flashcards and I feel they were both beneficial to my passing of the exam. Thank you so much for these tools!

  4. This review…is AMAZING.. simply put. This is my first time taking the CPP and PASSED!!

    Prior to studying for the CPP, I was also taking the CPA and similar to the PayTrain provided by the APA, those study materials just give you everything under the sun for you to study so then when you go in for test day, you shoot an arrow in the dark and hope for the best. Not this review…this review hit the NAIL ON THE HEAD.. I literally felt like I was taking another practice test.

    THANK YOU AGAIN! I’m telling everyone about this 🙂

  5. I passed the FPC and now gearing up for the CPP. The Study Guide on here cuts out all the fluff and gets right to the point.It also helps with identifying when to include FIT,SS, Medicare for any calculations. The Payroll Source guide is huge and this study guide cuts it down tremendously. I would only use the Payroll Source Guide if I wanted a deeper understanding of the topic but this study guide is all you really need. The questions are helpful too.

  6. The study guide and the flash cards with the practice test very helpful. I recommend it .

  7. This study guide was very helpful. I use only this guide and one i got from adp to study. And i passed. I would definitely recommend purchasing this guide to anyone who needs to study for the CPP.

  8. I just passed my CPP Exam and this study guide is amazing! This product was recommended to me by my manager, and I have to stay without it I don’t think I would have passed the CPP Exam. The flashcards are great and having them online allowed me to study anytime, anywhere. I highly recommend the Practice Exams as well. They are a great way to measure yourself as you progress in your studying. I will recommend this product to anyone who is planning to take the CPP exam.

  9. This was a great study tool. The practice exams were really helpful in preparing for the exam. I just took the CPP exam and passed and was fortunate to have had someone suggest this website, I used it as my main study guide.

  10. I purchased the study guide and extra tests and used this as my primary resource for studying for the CPP test. This Study Guide is the BEST THING that’s out there. Reading this guide makes studying for the CPP exam so much easier. I would definitely recommend using this study guide for anyone preparing for the CPP in the future. Thank you!!

  11. I purchased the study guide and flashcards and passed the CPP test on the first time. I really liked being able to take the quizzes to reinforce information in the guide. Thank you for being so affordable.

  12. Thanks to The Practical CPP Study Guide, I was able to pass the CPP Exam on my first attempt. It was very helpful to take the practice exams multiple times to test my memory of what I learned in the book and flashcards. Thank you, Laurie!!

  13. Of all the study tools I used – this guide was (by far) the most helpful. It provides the information you need to pass – without a lot of extra information that tends to just be overwhelming. I passed the first time! Having said that – I would recommend allowing enough time to go through the guide more than once.

  14. I bought the CPP study guide Fall 2015/Spring 2016 and the practice calculations and flash cards about 2 weeks before I took the CPP. I was so nervous about taking the test. I’ve been studying since December 2015, with the APA payroll train program and Memotrix study guides, but I have to say if I had the CPP study guide first I would’ve saved myself alot of money and time. Her program was so simple and straight forward. I passed the test on my first try and I can’t say thank you enough. It really simplified the exam.

  15. I purchased the study guide and flash cards and was able to download them to my kindle. It was nice to be able to take advantage of unplanned downtime, enabling me to study whenever and wherever (needed wifi for the flashcards). I passed the (CPP) exam! Thank you for providing these tools.

  16. I bought both Study Guide and Flashcards a month before my exam, I love how the topics are arranged based on the CPP exam content outline. I passed the CPP on my 1st try.

  17. This is the best investment in assuring you will pass the CPP the first time. The flash cards, practice tests and study guide are all awesome! Thank you Laurie for helping me accomplish my goal of passing the CPP the first time today (4/23/2016).

  18. I would recommend to anyone preparing for the CPP exam.. I purchased Flashcard Month before my test.. it helped me focus to memorize and practice questions help me a lot.. Thank you Again!

  19. I took the CPP exam last week for the first time and passed! I can honestly say that I could not have done it without the CPP Study Guide. I have worked in Payroll for almost 15 years but there were so many things I’ve never been exposed to in my work and would have never thought to have studied on my own. And it wasn’t in the budget to spend the major money on the bigger study guides – and I now think those aren’t necessary. The CPP Study Guide was beyond easy to understand and very comprehensive. And the Study Tools – especially the practice calculations and quizzes – were priceless. Thank you for developing such an affordable study solution and for helping me to pass the CPP on the first try! I will recommend your products to everyone I know.

  20. I really recommend purchasing the flashcards if you plan on taking the CPP, they helped me immensely and I passed on my first try. Some of the questions on the exam were almost verbatim. The format is definitely very similar. If I had known about the study guide in advance I probably would not have purchased the Payroll Source.

  21. I purchased the study guide and the online flash cards/practice exams to prep for the FPC exam. The study guide was extremely helpful in breaking down complex topics and it had lots of examples covering many different scenarios. I plan on using this study guide again when I take the CPP exam in a year and a half. Highly recommend it!

  22. For the first time since becoming certified in 1999, I needed to sit for the exam again in order to recertify this year. I wanted something other than the Payroll Source (which I have) and spending time in chapter study group to prepare….I found what I needed with the Study Guide. I purchased it in August to prepare for the exam in October and found it to be very helpful in focusing on what I needed to know versus what is nice to know. I read it twice and have no doubt it helped me pass the exam. Thank you Laurie for providing an affordable alternative to use for exam preparation!

  23. I took the PayTrain Mastery course, which was very good. However, I still felt I needed supplemental material before I took the CPP exam. I came across this site with only 3-4 days to spare before my exam. I purchased this study guide, because I wanted to cover all my bases. And I am glad I did. The Study Guide takes all the most pertinent information from The Payroll Source to prepare you for the exam. It delivered all the information I learned in PayTrain in a way that was much closer to what you see on the CPP exam. It also explained concepts in a better manner overall. I passed the exam with ease.

  24. I feel that the Cpp Study Guide was a great tool to study for the exam. I did pass it in September 2015. I liked the sample questions.

    Good luck everyone!

  25. Excellent product. If you put in the time and go through the study guide, you will pass the test. I would recommend this to anyone taking the test.

  26. Well worth the investment. Great materials! The study guide, flashcard exercise and practice questions helped me pass the CPP first time! The CPP study guide was perfect for studying the items you need to know. Lots of examples to work the complex net pay questions. (lots of these on exam) Highly recommended as that study aids to pass the CPP exam the first time!

  27. I used the CPP Study Guide and IRS publications and passed the first time!
    I would recommend the study guide to anybody taking the CPP. Be sure to use the latest version as the limits change and it is difficult to think about what the actual limits are while studying. Also research other materials when you have questions. This guide was my primary studying tool. Thanks Laurie!

  28. I would recommend the study guide to anyone. I took the FPC and passed the exam. My study group informed me about the book and I purchased it right away.

  29. With 2 weeks remaining before my test and unsatisfactory KAC results, I purchased both the study guide and flash cards in preparation for CPP testing in Spring 2015 (2014 season). The investment was well worth it and resulted in a passing exam. The guide is helpful and informative will continue to be used as a reference. I would definitely recommend for anyone preparing for the FCP or CPP.

  30. I believe that the Study Guide was the key essential to my passing the test on first try, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!! I would recommend it to everyone.

  31. I purchased the study guide four days before my exam and completed. I also had previously studied the Pay Train. I passed the CPP on the first try. I think this study guide is definitely a great tool to have!

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