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November 2009 Blog Posts (8)

The True Cost Of Taking The CPA Exams!!

In addition to the actual exam fees along with Nasba registration fees and other fees incurred in signing up to write the exams, there are other costs that we fail to include in our estimates when planning to take the CPA Exams. One of major costs often omitted or underestimated, is the cost of time required to sit for the exams. I have seen many candidates who are initially eager to write the exams, failed to adequately account for this cost. So how can a candidate account for the cost of… Continue

Added by Dave Persaud on November 29, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Study Skills - Procrastination

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” - Edward Young (1683-1765)

"Discussion: Procrastination is a complex psychological behavior that affects everyone to some degree or another. With some it can be a minor problem; with others it is a source of considerable stress and anxiety.Procrastination is only remotely related to time management, (procrastinators often know exactly what they should be doing, even if they cannot do it), which is why very detailed schedules usually are no… Continue

Added by CPA Exam Club on November 23, 2009 at 9:52pm — 4 Comments

CPA Exam Pass Rates for 3rd Quarter 2009

The CPA Exam passing rates are out for the 3rd Quarter of 2009...all sections resulted in an increase in pass rate with the exception of AUD, which reported a slight decrease.

AUD : Audit and Attestation

Q1 - 47.61%

Q2 - 51.79%

Q3 - 51.52%

BEC : Business Environment and Concepts

Q1 - 46.23%

Q2 - 48.56%

Q3 - 52.27%

FAR : Financial Accounting and Reporting

Q1 - 45.54%

Q2 - 50.58%

Q3 - 51.18%

REG :… Continue

Added by CPA Exam Club on November 21, 2009 at 10:56pm — No Comments

The Sims: Not just a Popular Video Game

"Many CPA Exam candidates feel that the simulation portions of the AUD, REG, and FAR exams are one of the hardest parts. According to, "Simulations are condensed case-studies designed to test the knowledge and skills that are required of entry-level CPAs." Unlike the multiple choice questions, where one can simply guess if they do not know the answer (which you should always do!), the simulations are more action-based and require a deeper level of logical thinking..."…


Added by CPA Exam Club on November 21, 2009 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Study Tips from Top Scorer - CPAnet Forum Member kj_nyc

"A number of people have asked me how I scored as high as I have and for study tips. I thought I’d put some general tips in one place, with links to more exam-specific information I’ve posted here and there. Feel free to ask any questions; I’m happy to help. I have greatly benefited from these forums. I went through a very long process as a career changer whose CPA journey began over 3 years ago with going back to school to satisfy education requirements.

The short story is that I…


Added by CPA Exam Club on November 20, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Stuff Accountants Like: #17 Studying for the Exam

"Studying for the CPA exam is an important step in any young accountant’s life. It demonstrates strength of will to put up with and study excessively dull accounting concepts. It shows that they are ready to accept the title of CPA and manage the painful, dream-shattering experience that is everyday at work. The exam has four key exams and other requirements vary state by state. BEC, FAR, REG, and AUD are the four key sections to pass..."…


Added by CPA Exam Club on November 19, 2009 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Becoming a CPA - What Would You Like to Know? (Part 2)

Now that you have had a chance to go over the basic steps to becoming a CPA in Part 1, it’s now time to cover some of the basics of the Uniform CPA Exam itself.

First Stop: Uniform CPA Exam Defined

"The Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (Uniform CPA Exam) is the examination administered to most people who wish to become Certified…


Added by CPA Exam Club on November 13, 2009 at 8:35am — No Comments

Becoming a CPA - What Would You Like to Know? (Part 1)

Maybe you have already decided to become a CPA or maybe you are still thinking about it. Either way, there’s some basic groundwork that needs to be covered before you venture off to take the CPA Exam. More importantly, what does it take to add those three special letters by your name? This series is designed to explore resources and hopefully ultimately address what you would like to know about becoming a CPA. Part 1 covers some basics including the AICPA’s role in the CPA…


Added by CPA Exam Club on November 13, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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