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7 reasons to use self-study for your QuickBooks Online Certification

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Earlier this year we introduced a new way for accountants to become Certified ProAdvisors for QuickBooks Online. Our new self-study course covers the same content as our classroom and webinar sessions, but it breaks the content down into more easily digestible chunks. It’s all the benefits of the other courses with extra bonus benefits added on top.



1.       You can get certified without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

It may be summer now, but let’s face it – we’ve been having some pretty bleak weather lately. Even when the sun does come out it doesn’t last for very long.  Commuting can also be a pain, even in the best weather.

2.       You don’t need to take an entire day out of billable work to attend.

We know you’re busy. Sometimes it’s really difficult to take an entire day out of practice to attend a full day classroom session or webinar. Self-study is accessible 24/7. You can do a little bit every day in your lunchtime, at the end of the day or in that blissful moment of silence after you’ve put the kids to bed. You have 30 days from registration to complete the course, and chipping away at the content bit by bit is a great way to get it done.

3.       You get (un)fair advantage.

Self-study has practice examinations ahead of each module examination. This is something that is not available in either classroom sessions or webinar sessions- these are intense days with everyone working at the same pace. Because of this, you get extra preparation for the exam.

4.       You can wear whatever you like.

We aren’t fussed about bare feet, slippers, uncombed hair or unshaved faces. To be honest we’d never know (unless you tell us!)

5.       You can work at your own pace.

In a face-to-face class or webinar we work to the pace of the slowest person in the room.  At self-study you work at your own pace. If you’re one of those people who understand technology with ease – by all means power through the course. If you need a little more time, there’s no shame in that at all. You can pause and rewind me as many times as you want and you don’t have to worry about inconveniencing others or slowing the course down as a result – remember slow and steady wins the race.

6.       You still get to ask questions and participate.

Many accounting professionals see self-study as a solitary activity, but throughout the entire exercise we are only a mouse click away. You can even message us from within the exam. You are also showed how to create a test-login and given all the upload files so that you can work alongside us as we work through the training. It’s not just someone talking at you on videos for hours and hours or endless PowerPoints. You get to participate as well just as you would in a classroom or webinar.

7.       You get to speak to a person.

Throughout the QuickBooks Online self-study course you hear from a real, non-computerised voice. We help you through the training with genuine enthusiasm, gusto and even the occasional laughter thrown in.

Hopefully this has sold you on self-study. If it has – click here to get started. If it hasn’t please comment below or tweet us @QuickBooksUK us with questions or  read the Getting Started guide here.



Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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