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Old 10-23-2018, 11:35 AM
ch1rontl34 ch1rontl34 is offline
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Default Which textbook package to buy for CPCU540?

Hi everyone,

I am purchasing the study aids for CPCU 540 but I'm not quite clear on what each includes. My employer will be paying so cost isn't really an issue. Here is the text from their website:


CPCU 540 - Comprehensive Blended Learning Package (includes Course Guide with Practice Exams, Supplemental Videos, Text, SMART Study Aids, and Self-Study Online Course)
$383.00

CPCU 540 - Comprehensive Package, 3rd edition (Includes Course Guide with Practice Exams, Supplemental Videos, Text, and SMART Study Aids)
$293.00

CPCU 540 - Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals - Online Course with Practice Exams and Video Access, 3rd edition (No Instructor)
$213.00

CPCU 540 - Recommended Materials Package, 3rd edition (Includes Course Guide with Practice Exams, Supplemental Videos, and Text)
$213.00

I am planning on self study, but I read people on this forum talk about the SMART app, so should I buy the 2nd option for $293?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:26 PM
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Hi everyone,

I am purchasing the study aids for CPCU 540 but I'm not quite clear on what each includes. My employer will be paying so cost isn't really an issue. Here is the text from their website:


CPCU 540 - Comprehensive Blended Learning Package (includes Course Guide with Practice Exams, Supplemental Videos, Text, SMART Study Aids, and Self-Study Online Course)
$383.00

CPCU 540 - Comprehensive Package, 3rd edition (Includes Course Guide with Practice Exams, Supplemental Videos, Text, and SMART Study Aids)
$293.00


I am planning on self study, but I read people on this forum talk about the SMART app, so should I buy the 2nd option for $293?

Thanks for your help.
What is the "Self-Study Online Course"? I would have thought every package offered for this course is a self study course?
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:58 AM
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Hello,
Not sure if you are still looking for the answer -- I would go for Option 3, and if you need a textbook, get it for cheap used online. (I can sell mine for $50, shipping included )
I personally found the online course most helpful. The SMART app (additional $10) is a worthy addition too - basically allow you to access the problem from the online course on your phone.
HTH.

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Old 03-08-2019, 11:27 AM
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I had the hard copy manual from work and then bought the online course as well (my hard copy was 2nd edition and I was worried about missing material). I found the online course much less dry to go through than the manual as there are practice questions along the way and review videos. If you were worried about money then the manual would be fine but I would get the newest version. Version two didn't have several sections included in the new book.
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