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One question many CPA candidates tend to ask concerns what order to take the exams. The old adage was B.A.R.F. and not just because it makes a fun acronym. The idea was that a candidate would start with the “easiest” test first and work their way up. The general belief was that BEC was the easiest then AUD, REG and FAR. The…Continue
Added by Paul Black on May 25, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hello, I am a 30-something stay at home mom to three small and wonderful children 6, 4, 3. I began my CPA journey in the summer of 2012 when I receive my NTS from the state of Kentucky. I was nothing short of elated and immediately purchased study material from Yaeger for FAR and BEC. Shortly before receiving the material I began researching study tactics,…Continue
2014 is upon us and that means the start of a brand spanking new CPA Exam testing year! The AICPA has just announced it's anticipated timeline for the Q1 and Q2 testing windows. Here they are and below that you'll find some links to keep handy especially when score release rolls around.
Added by CPA Exam Club on January 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I have wanted the designation of CPA for a very long time. I realize that if I had made very different decisions a long time ago, I may have had it and it would have been a lot easier. But life happens and it seems to get in the way... High school and my one lone college semester was a very long time ago. I got married, moved a few times, and had children. I went back to college on a part time basis and slowly began taking a full time load as my youngest began school. I received my…Continue
Added by Roger Philipp on July 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It's usually when you are in the middle of REG that you find problems. I always take Business Law part easy and put emphasis on the Tax part-mainly because I am a number person and I like calculation than memorization. Plus doing problems with number makes more accomplished.
But I know this feeling is wrong. It resulted in a failure in AUD as it's purely memorization and I…Continue
It's been several weeks since I took AUD last time, and I am swimming in the REG book. Lots have happened, and I have just got accepted by a graduate program with funds-which would extend my stay in US so I don't have to return to my country before my first CPA section gets expired.
REG is less painful than FAR and AUD since it's not purely calculation or memorization, but a combination…Continue
Hi I am jose Perez and I just graduated from Montclair State University with a concentration in Accounting. I think one of the most challenging things about studying for the CPA so far is the time factor. we all have busy lives specially if you are working full time. I recently started studying for my first part for the CPA which is REG. In this case something that I am doing that is helping me out is actually to wake up two hours early every day to study. it was hard the first couple days…Continue
I have taken AUD this February, and now preparing for REG which I am going to schedule in May, and BEC probably in July before my software expires. Studying CPA is fun, but balancing the life between CPA and my graduate courses is a challenge. What's more, I have to return my…Continue
I PASSED REG... I was SURE I had failed, I had no confidence WHAT SO EVER that I had passed that exam. I Didn't want to check the scores and was going to wait until after I took BEC on Thursday, but I broke down and checked it today. It took a minute for me to realize that it was actually a passing score.
ROGER IS GREAT (rogercpareview.com). I owe this passing grade to his review system, his study tips…Continue
Added by Tana Fuller on February 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I took my son to daycare first thing in the morning, as I wanted to use all the time I could to work multiple choice (MC) questions. I heard that traffic was backed up for MILES all over town, there was a backup to get home and I had not brought my books with me. I decided to stop at a restaurant and listen to Roger CPA Review lectures on my droid phone while I waited, instead of sitting in traffic and getting stressed out.
When the traffic finally died down (3 hours later), I was…Continue
Added by Tana Fuller on February 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I am happy to say that I have kept to my study guide. I built in an "catch up day" each week and used it not just to catch up, but for down time as well. I was able to get to bed at 8pm instead of 2am one night. That was such a great night. I am really excited that I will have 4 days to spend just on MC/TBS and review of material marked that I am weak.
I did give up on writing notes on every chapter. I was spending over an hour, and all I was doing was copying the information from…Continue
Added by Tana Fuller on January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Things seem to be going better this time around. Today, I scheduled REG (Feb 7th), and BEC (Feb 28). Some other things have come up in my life, but I am going to use them to focus myself and not let them distract me from my studies.
I am following Roger Phillipp (Roger CPA Review) advice. I am doing all the homework twice before I move onto the next section, and completing the TBS. It seems like it is easier for…Continue
I took REG last week and am waiting for Dec 7 for results. I don't understand why I can't figure out if I passed when I leave the test site. In college I knew that I passed when I left an exam, but with the CPA you don't have a clue.
I did everything Roger CPA suggested, I reviewed the standard lectures and did all the M/C twice, I also used the Cram course the few days before the test, then spent three days doing m/c and TBS.
The day of the test, I scored a 93 and an 86 on 20…Continue
Added by Tana Fuller on December 4, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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CSO Update Effective January 1, 2013
On October 1, 2011 the AICPA Board of Examiners (BOE) approved changes to the CPA Exam Content Specification Outline (CSO) that will be effective on January 1, 2013. The changes include; general improvements for clarity; the removal of redundancies…Continue
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Earlier I talked about using a "Research Review Method" to study for the CPA exam. I used that for the first time through the material. Some of the material was new, so it wasn't really review.The previous…Continue
Added by Dana Bell on August 23, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Sherri shares with us her all-too-common story of losing credit for three parts previously earned due to the 18-Month Rolling Window. We think her perseverance and hopeful attitude will serve as an inspiration to all! Sherri has passed BEC, FAR, and AUD, and now embarks on the REG Exam preparation.…
Added by Roger Philipp on July 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Sherri shares with us her all-too-common story of losing credit for three parts previously earned due to the 18-Month Rolling Window. We think her perseverance and hopeful attitude will serve as an inspiration to all! Sherri has passed BEC, FAR, and AUD, and now embarks on the REG Exam preparation.…Continue
Added by Roger Philipp on July 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments