Wiseguides is one of the earlier online review course providers in the Enrolled Agent exam prep market. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. Disclosure: The I Pass Team may earn a small amount of compensation if you purchase from our links; our team uses these revenues to maintain the site and produce awesome free content just for you!
Wiseguides is not on my recommended list. For the most popular and respected EA review courses, please click here:My Recommended EA Review Courses
WiseGuides EA Review was founded in 1994 by Andrew Rosenberg, CPA, EA. Andy earned a BS degree in Education in 1969 and a MS degree in Accounting. He worked as a staff auditor with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (now part of KPMG) and later started his software firm and other ventures.
Commonly known as the online test prep, Wiseguides EA has a database of over 3,000 questions with detailed answer explanations.
These questions are presented in study mode and exam mode.
These are essentially PDF files by chapters and study units.
The flashcards are available with 1,700 e-cards for the 3 EA exam parts.
The review materials are available as low as $199.95 per part and $599.95 for all 3 parts. This is the rock-bottom price for any review pack with a book and test prep.
Gleim has more practice questions, but Wiseguides comes second. There is only one explanation for the correct answer (versus explanations for all the wrong answers and why they are wrong), but overall it is detailed enough.
You need to submit personal information to get the free demo — or free trial for 30 days. Access is quite limited, but you get to click around and try out the practice questions.
You’ll have to agree that the interface doesn’t look terribly appealing:
More importantly, it lacks features that are considered basic these days, such as:
The eLessons are basically a seemingly never-ending list of text. I’ve clicked through tens of pages and cannot find one single example or an attempt to present information in a more palatable manner.
Wiseguides EA Review is a solid product trapped in an archaic platform. It is so outdated that it does not reflect the actual testing experience. Also, the lack of mobile access and analytics affects user-friendliness and effectiveness.
Unless you are boot-scraped, I wouldn’t go for this review material as it stands.
Instead, you may want to check out these other EA review courses.
I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of this and several accounting professional exam prep sites.