Learning materials for QBCU certification

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QuickBooks study guides

In preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User exam, we've put together a set of practice exercises and example exam questions for you to review. These materials are meant to help you familiarize yourself with the areas of the exam, but it is not comprehensive across all the objectives.

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Curriculum and courseware

Questiva Consultants Textbooks

The QuickBooks Fundamentals Guide and QuickBooks Complete Textbook use hands-on step-by-step exercises that have you working directly in QuickBooks while you learn the accounting behind the scenes and the best practices. It provides a complete experiential learning environment and practice exercises so the students can apply what they are learning in class. The vivid, color graphics and screen shots explain how to do complex transactions in QuickBooks, making learning interesting and fun. Professors receive extensive support materials, including an Instructors Manual, PowerPoint slides, test banks, and solution files to all exercises.

This resource is available as a physical textbook only. 

Available for: QuickBooks Desktop


LearnKey's QuickBooks online video-based course is designed to improve the employability prospects for any company needing someone who can work with QuickBooks efficiently. The videos available anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. This resource includes Project-based learning lessons and workbooks with hands-on activities help reinforce what the students are learning, and the teacher workbooks include answer keys and lesson plans. LearnKey is suited for Instructor Lead Training or self-paced learning, or a combination of both.

The course also serves as a preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam.  This course will give users the confidence to work effectively with QuickBooks for businesses of all types.

  • Test prep questions from online training
  • View your online courseware anytime, anywhere
  • Gain the skills necessary to confidently work in the QuickBooks application
  • Available on the GMetrix platform

This resource is available as a physical textbook only. 

Available for: QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online

CCI Learning

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CCI Learning's QuickBooks Desktop 2018 US Certification Handbook introduces basic accounting tasks, starting with an introduction to QuickBooks and a review of accounting cycles and covers intermediate and advanced features of QuickBooks. Both are necessary to prepare for the QuickBooks Desktop Exam. Available as physical textbooks or ebooks, this bundle is a perfect curriculum solution for any accounting, finance, or business program. Valuable teacher resources include lesson plans and slides.  

Available for: QuickBooks Desktop

Labyrinth Learning™

Labyrinth publishes easy-to-use textbooks that empower educators to teach complex subjects quickly and effectively -- and enable students to gain confidence, develop practical skills, and compete in a demanding market.  Labyrinth offers extensive instructor support materials and eLabs to create true learning solutions for instructor-led, self-paced and online courses in community colleges, continuing and community education, career and technical education, and high schools.

  • Prepare your students for the real world
  • Make the connection between QuickBooks and accounting principles
  • Automate grading with eLab Quick Grader

This resource is avaiable as a physical textbook and/or ebooks and comes wtih the eLab. These materials are updated annually each summer in preparation for the new academic year. 

Available for: QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop

GMetrix QuickBooks Course

This online course uses text, video, and quizzes to teach students everything they need to know to pass the QuickBooks Desktop exam. There are 16 lessons, each includes hands on activities using sample files in the QuickBooks. This course is conveniently housed on the GMetrix platform.

Available for: QuickBooks Desktop

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Note: QuickBooks Desktop Certification is based on U.S. accounting guidelines. The QuickBooks Online exam is available in both a U.S. and global version.