This whole time I thought my exam was May 31st. Received my confirmation today and it is actually for Saturday. There were no openings for the 31st.
Guess things happen for a reason. I’m actually only halfway through my materials, therefore, I have rescheduled exam for July 6th.
Good luck to those testing this week and next week! 3 weeks ago
I need serious help in this section. I can not seem to get it straight in my head. Scored a 60% on the MC’s. I will be reworking those and I have also supplemented with Wylie. Does anyone have any tips as to what I can do so that it makes more sense?
For now I’m moving forward to F1 and will redo the MC’s and summarize my notes for easy review.
Thanks everyone 1 month ago
On week 2 and am behind :(
Have to catch up and finish chapter 1 and start chapter 2 this week. Still have a 2nd set of lectures to listen to from chapter 1 and another set of mcqs to answer for homework.
I am familiar with 74% of the material for Engagement Planning and Assessing Risks Module 2. Need to stop 2nd guessing myself. 1 month ago
I’m back at it again. Started studying Monday for AUD. Its a retake and starting from scratch using Roger CPA Review. I’m still waiting for my matereials which should get here tomorrow but I’m listening to the lectures online.
Good Luck to anyone who is sitting this month! 1 month ago
I have zero motivation. I can’t concentrate and when I finally am able to sit & study for a couple hours I find myself wondering about different things (groceries, running, my dog, car, work, etc) I think about everything and everyone except the CPA Exam.
Someone from Another71 posted this video. We are not football players but in a way we are playing our own game. There will always be that one person who thinks you can’t do what you set out to do. We will prove them wrong. There are not limits the only limits are the ones we set for ourselves. I dare say that fear of failure (see scores above) is the only thing that stands in my way. It is a mind game, you vs you. In the end I will win.
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Has anyone used Roger CRAM for FAR?
I used Becker the first time around and I really do not feel like going through all that material again. There is just way to much information. Obviously I will if I have to. It has been 2 years since I took FAR and as I look through the material a lot of it does come back to me and is familiar.
Any suggestions/advice is appreciated.
Thanks everyone 2 months ago
I’ve been down about the exam lately. Last month I failed Audit (again), and I am currently preparing for FAR in May. Although it is still pretty far ahead, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of material there is. I know I can do this, but I’m scared of the sacrifice it takes. I will NOT give up. I am going to begin waking up early (tomorrow) and fitting in 4 hours of study in each day. I know I can do this, and that I will be SO proud once I do it. 2 months ago
How I did it: I started this journey way back in 2007 or 2008 I believe. I purchased Becker, really had no idea what a committment this would be. Studied for each part back to back and failed each one. After a failure on each one, with the closest score of a 74 on Audit I figured I wasn't smart enough and this was not for me. School was always easy for me I didn't have to work too hard to get good grades. When I began this journey I already had my MBA and thought if I could do that I could easily tackle the CPA exam. Yea, wrong!! I quit - had never quit anything in my life and it ate away at me. Fast forward 4 years to 2011 and this was still something I felt I had to do (personally)to prove to myself that I was not a quitter. This time I did research and decided to purchase Roger CPA Review. I also was fortunate enough to stumble upon Another71.com and CPAreviewforfree.com Without materials and questions from these sources I don't think I would be done yet. Roger is an awesome teacher!! I felt like I was sitting in the classroom again. Roger utilizes a whiteboard and walks you through everything as if it were the first time seeing it. He is entertaining and with his sense of humor and great acronyms his lectures make it much easier to take good notes and recall the information on the exam. Jeff with Another71.com is also awesome. He constantly updates products, podcasts answers to questions and his NINJA study method is the way to go! I started using his method on my first section, FAR, when taking it for the second time around. I also love that Jeff has several CPA candidates blog about their experience. For me this helped knowing I was not suffering through this alone. These tests are hard and unless your family and friends have attempted taking any part I don't think they realize how much work these exams take.
From both Roger and Jeff I was lucky and won a few materials from fun contests they would have on facebook. From Roger I won the Wiley iPhone app for BEC. After using this app for BEC I was hooked. it is the same mc's as the Wiley software and let me work on MC anytime. I ended up purchasing this app for both Audit and REG. Through Jeff I won the AUD Ninja notes. The notes are a great summary and after winning those I ended up purchasing them for all sections. I also purchased the latest product Jeff had of the Audio for AUD. This too is amazing and helpful.
Roger also comes with the Wiley homework book and software. All the questions are so helpful and really help drill the information in your memory. CPAreviewforfree.com is a great site. I purchased the Audit simulations and they really helped prepare me. I also love the emails that Joe will send out - they are motivational.
Audit was the hardest exam for me and I went out on a limb and purchased Roger Cram - my score improved by several points. I didn't want to take any chances so also purchased it for REG and I passed! The cram provides a great summary and really helps focus in on main areas. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
I have question about Basic EPS calculation.
Assuming, 20,000 shares of cumulative preferred stock issued at $100 par value, 6%, on 04/01/2001. To get the numerator part of Basis EPS formula (Net Income – Preferred Dividend), which one is correct way to calculate preferred dividend?
A. 20,000 shares * $100 par * 6% = $120,000
B. 20,000 shares * $100 par * 6% * 9/12 (issued on 4/01/2001) = $90,000
Please share your thoughts. Thanks. 3 months ago
I found out back in December I passed BEC! That’s my very first section.
Now I am in the waiting game for REG. I studied waaay harder but felt like I didn’t do well on my sims. I hope God will add some divine touch to my score come the Friday score release! 4 months ago
I’m still in apprehensive pre-study prep mode. I’m about to shell out a crap load of money for study materials. I’ve used Becker half-heartedly in the pass and scored anywhere from 53-72 on BEC, AUD and REG. I just wanted to know if anyone had advice on what I study material is best to use.
Posts on this site indicate people are using:
But what study materials works best for which sections? Or is there one system that works best for all sections?
I’ve heard Becker is good for everything except BEC… again, just not sure…
Whoever’s reading this post (when you should be studying lol) would you mind letting me know which you prefer? found more success? and which one you’d recommend for someone who struggles more w/JE, bonds, and cost accounting (basically BEC and FAR)?4 months ago
I was suppose to take FAR in January. I didn’t bother to show up, didn’t open my book, nothing. In fact I spend New Year’s alone in bed, I was too depressed to do anything. My personal life has taken a strange turn. My fiance and I broke up in November, he moved out the week before Christmas. I now live alone in my house with my dogs. This is the first time I have EVER lived alone. It is definitely a big change and it took some time getting used to it. I decided to take a month off from CPA and focus on myself. I cleaned, organized, exercised, played guitar I did everything I could for me. I just needed me time.
I do apologize for the rant/depressing story, I know that some people on here that have had worse things happen. It is not the end of the world and really in the end it was for the best. This is just something I had to get off my chest.
It is now the 8th and I’m pre-planning my FAR study schedule again. I cannot take it until next window so I’m planning on an early May retake. This is my last exam and I want to get this out of the way as soon as possible.
By the way has anyone tried the ‘CPA Exam Aid” App? Its pretty cool you can plan out your study schedule & it keeps track of how far along you are in your studies.
Good Luck to those testing this window =) 4 months ago
So what topics get the most testing for FAR simulations???
I am taking far for the first( and if god wishes the last time) , so I have no idea.
Also, what are excellent practice of FAR simulations?
Wiley Software, Wiley Text book, Gleim software? 4 months ago
Fourth time around and I passed Audit with an 85!! This time I took the advice given here and bought the Roger Cram course. Whew – such a relief! Now I only have REG left! That is scheduled for February 28th and I hope and pray that will be the last CPA exam I have to take (besides the Ethics exam)! 4 months ago
Can anyone offer some tips on when to register for an exam?
I know there’s 6 months for any section we take, so when does it make sense to pay for registration for the section and when does it make sense to actually book the exam date?
Should I just take an exam if time is running out?
Should I make sure I’ve completed all my studying before I register for the exam.
I ask because I’ve done it several ways which led to increase stress about losing a part, and subsequently failing, i.e.
a) paid first, started studying, fell off track w/study plan and then took the exam anyway because my time was near up.
b) paid first, booked my exam date months in advance (thought it would keep me motivated), fell off of my study plan and took the exam to avoid losing a part. 4 months ago
Hi, Has anyone taken any section of the cpa exam this year? (2013) I heard the testing center does not give a scratch paper to test takers anymore and instead there will be an e-paper called “noteboards”? What is this? How can I practice using it before going into take actual exam? Any thought about this?
thanks 4 months ago
So I had great motivation at the beginning of 2012, but I let work get in the way. I’m gearing up again because, it just doesn’t make sense to go through the trouble of getting an accounting degree and not obtaining a CPA.
I saw someone else’s post regarding studying all four sections in 2 months and then testing in one window. Does anyone else have any thoughts or experience with that?
I’m getting a little desperate and losing hope with this exam and thought maybe a four month cram is the best idea.
Either way, I’ve decided to start studying again on February 1st with the hopes of either getting it all done in the April/May testing window, or spreading it out and completing it by the July/August test window.
Anyway, I’m rambling now because again, I need a little motivation, confidence, the right game plan. 5 months ago
I am studying BEC now, is there anyone who can tell me which chapter should I focus on most?
I am using Becker
Thanks in advance 5 months ago
Hope everyone is studying hard to end this long journey to become a CPA! I am studying FAR now and currently on F-8 (Becker) governmental accounting. This topic is totally new and weird to me! Do I need to know about this governmental accounting journal entries and other stuff for the exam? I know I need to know these topic to pass but it’s weird.
What do you guys do after done with all the chapters and hw questions, simulations? How many times should I redo the problems? Do I need additional study material like wiley ?? any advice appreciated! 5 months ago
How I did it: I took and passed 4 exams in one window. Have to boast!
But it was the only time I can fit into my work schedule.
Used Becker, went through all the lectures for all the sections in 2 months.
For FAR - I studied more, and went through the practice problems every day for about a month before the exam.
For the other sections, went through the practice problems ~2 weeks before the exam (right after the other one ended).
I took the exams in this order: FAR, BEC, REG, AUD Read how I did it… 5 months ago