Are the computer based exams going to undervalue the AAT?
Londina Experienced MentorMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 814
I found this post somewhere in the net and she has a good point:
AAT Student wrote:I like the new computer based exams as I can choose exactly when I take them, rather than having the two fixed dates a year, so I can work through the exams one at a time at a lot quicker pace.
However I'm concerned with the new computer tests being multi choice that they will be much easier to pass.
If the exams are easier more people will have the qualification and therefore level of the qualification is reduced. This means eventually everyone will have the qualification and it won't mean as much to an employer, which means for the amount of work you put towards the qualification you may as well have gone for a degree in accounts as it would look better on a CV....which lets face it is the main reason for doing the qualification in the first place.
We shall see what happens, but there's no point in doing the AAT if it doesn't represent a high enough standard of education.