Success: 50,000 MCQ in 4 Days! Free BLITZ with NINJA MCQ


    Update (7/27/15): You did it, NINJAs!

    50,000 CPA Exam MCQ in 4 days.

    NINJA BLITZ has been unlocked for all current (and future) NINJA MCQ subscribers. Simply log into NINJA MCQ and you’ll have BLITZ access.

    Whatever NINJA MCQ section(s) you have access to, you also have NINJA BLITZ access for that section.

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    (Original Challenge posted below)

    Introducing: The NINJA 50,000 MCQ Challenge.

    The NINJAs have had a lot of requests for the NINJA500 weekend challenge to return.

    So here it is…except, we added a few zeros.

    1) Between now and 10pm July 26 (Sunday night…10pm your time – whatever time zone that may be) – do as many NINJA MCQ as you can.

    100? Decent
    200? Better
    400? Now we’re talking…
    500? Killer.

    2) Post in THIS thread the total # of MCQ you worked through Sunday night 10pm (your time).

    3) If the total # of MCQ adds up to 50,000, then all active NINJA MCQ subscribers get NINJA BLITZ access for a month (31 days). 100 people averaging 500 MCQ … you’re there. 1,000 people chipping in 50 MCQ … you’re there. Etc.

    Q: Do the MCQ have to be from NINJA?
    A: Yes

    Q: Are you going to double-check?
    A: No. If the profession trusts your integrity to protect the public interest, then so will the ninjas

    Q: Which BLITZ sections do I get if we hit 50,000?
    A: Whatever NINJA MCQ section(s) you have access to – you get BLITZ for those sections as well.

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    July 24, 2015 NINJA MCQ

    It’s a Beast: What I Learned Studying for FAR

    AshleyAshley is a NINJA CPA blogger.

    Finally, after months of studying for FAR and rescheduling, I did it! I sat for FAR. I didn’t take a break.

    I spent the entire four hours testing. I got caught in what appeared to be a tropical storm on my way to the test center. And now I wait.

    After finally sitting for my first exam in nearly five years, I learned a few things and I will be tackling my next exam’s study schedule a bit differently. My approach was to use the NINJA Framework and, as with anything, practice makes perfect.

    I started off strong with N: Nail the Concepts. I read through each FAR NINJA book cover to cover, I took some notes, and thought I gained a fairly good understanding of the concepts.

    When I moved onto I: Intense MCQs; I became discouraged. Out of the gate, my scores were not trending where I needed them to be.

    I did raise them, but my tenacity also started to wane as the curve balls and obstacles started getting in the way. I began rewriting the notes, but didn’t get very far.

    And the two days and morning prior to my exam, were spent cramming NINJA Blitz. Unquestionably, the Blitz gained me, at least, a couple points.

    For BEC, my plan is to study the notes and begin reading the books simultaneously later this week. I’ll do this by splitting my daily study time into book, notes, etc. With FAR, I never felt I had time to get back to the notes, so with BEC, I’m working them in from the beginning.

    Also, I’m going to start reviewing the Blitz sooner. As I mentioned, this definitely gained points. My hope will be that with the notes, Blitz, and books, all being incorporated into the N, Nail the Concepts, portion of studying, that my MCQ scores will not be as discouraging in the beginning.

    I’m hoping that with less material, I’ll be able to feel some traction sooner and not wane through the middle.

    Finally, I hadn’t sat for an exam since the first year I was out of school, and even though I’ve been working in the profession, FAR was still a beast.

    And, if I were to do this over again, I wouldn’t start with FAR. It was really too much material for me to start with. It might not have been, if I hadn’t had so many other distractions, but that was the reality. And about the time I got into a good groove, something else happened.

    I think if I had selected another exam to take first, I might have been able to push without waning. However, now that I have studied and sat for FAR, I feel like I can do anything! So, there’s that. We’ll see if that holds when I get my score.

    Until next time, NINJAs, HIYA!

    July 31, 2015 NINJA CPA Review

    The Hardest Part of the CPA Exam

    Christina FChristina is a NINJA CPA blogger.

    Nobody said CPA review would be easy. Sometime I can’t imagine how this could be so hard.

    Scrolling through the forum, I see a lot of people that are looking for motivation or losing their motivation to study lately. I’m totally there right now.

    Every time I get really going on studying, something happens in life that has to have my attention and my studying streak goes out the window.

    Alternative study places are one major suggestion I have to distractions, but on the weekends when my husband and dad both work, I have no choice but to be home with the kids and no studying gets done.

    Now that my husband has decided we’re going home to Arizona for vacation, completely messing up the timelines I had set up by the way, I’m moving up my testing date and need to kick in high gear to get through the material and MCQs. I’m not giving myself an option to fail, I want to get past these exams, as we all do.

    When I want more motivation, I tend to look up motivational quotes. One of my favorites is “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” by Eleanor Roosevelt.

    When I don’t get as much studying done one day, I realize that the next day is a whole new day to get studying done and I don’t need to let the lack of studying the previous day define today.

    I know I want this, that’s not the issue; it’s getting everyone else to understand the time I need that’s the hard part.

    If you are trying to find the motivation to continue studying, remember why you started doing this in the first place. I look at my kids and remember I’m doing this for them; even if they won’t leave me alone.

    At least I can work lots of NINJA MCQs while watching them play or while they nap. Finding any time during the day to study can add up and help you pass.

    I plan to find it any way I can, and continue to try to stay off of social media and not doing anything extra because this is important, and the faster I get through these exams, the faster life can go back to whatever normal is.

    July 27, 2015 NINJA CPA Review

    Getting Creative When Studying for the CPA Exam

    AshleyAshley is a NINJA CPA blogger.

    Recently, my husband and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary.

    Usually we try to plan our major vacation around our anniversary, but with his CISA, my CPA exams, and work commitments, it just didn’t work out this year.

    Trust me, if I were in Aruba on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, I’d be getting plenty of studying in. Unfortunately, I am not, and instead, I’ve been busy working through an internal audit, and haven’t been getting enough studying in.

    When my husband and I are both busy juggling work and home, we have a hard time slowing down to talk about things other than scope creep, deadlines, and groceries.

    Trying to juggle work’s unexpected demands and an intense study schedule leaves very little room to invest in yourself. No matter the circumstances, we all need some down time.

    So, to celebrate, we took a day out of town to shop a little, enjoy a new restaurant, take a painting class, and savor a nightcap. It was just what we needed!

    We are both ridiculously analytical and task-oriented; for us, it is incredibly refreshing to slow down and think only about creating something beautiful.

    Sometimes a change of scenery, even if it doesn’t involve interstate or international travel, is still a good thing. And taking time to invest in your marriage is always a good thing.

    Needless to say, I didn’t get nearly the studying in I could have or should have, but I did what I desperately needed to do. Sometimes, it is okay to give up a day. This time, it absolutely was.

    If you are married and studying for the CPA Exam, schedule a time to go on a date with your spouse. Hire a babysitter, if you need to, and get out of town. I’m sure you both need it.

    And if you’re like us, and don’t use the creative side of your brain enough, incorporate something to spark some creativity into your time. You will thank me later.

    Until next time, HIYA!

    July 26, 2015 NINJA CPA Review

    Finding the Motivation to Keep Studying FAR

    Carolina2Carolina is a NINJA CPA blogger.

    Hello NINJAs,

    It’s been a while since I last wrote. I have been very busy at work and a little bit away from my studies.

    I got so discouraged during my last rounds of these tests that I have not studied much.

    I did study for a week or two, but started to procrastinate. I started to notice that I would find any excuse just to not study.

    These tests have me drained, but I know I have to do it. More now than ever because my job has agreed to pay all my expenses related to my CPA license.

    The reason they are willing to pay for my expenses is because I recently got promoted and they want a CPA. Now, I have more pressure to finish these exams, but I don’t know where to find more motivation to study.

    Also, this new position came with a lot more work and responsibilities, so now I’m tired most of the time. Every night when I come home, I feed my son and put him to bed and I try to study but most of the time I fall asleep.

    I have moved my FAR exam 4 times already and I will move it one more time because I am very far behind. I hate to keep doing this to myself, but I don’t know what to do anymore.

    I know that if I don’t put the effort needed to pass these tests, I will never be able to pass them and I will be suffering for a very long time.

    I just need to find the strength and the motivation to keep swimming.

    July 25, 2015 NINJA CPA Review

    A New Job and a New Test: Studying for FAR

    Rollie SRollie is a NINJA CPA blogger.


    Another AUD attempt is in the books and now the wait for the first August score release continues.

    It was so nice to have the rest of the 4th of July weekend to spend relaxing and catching up with all the of house chores.

    Plus it gave me time to accept a job offer! That is right NINJAs, I am moving on to a credit union to work in their accounting department. It will be a great opportunity.

    I have given up on trying to diagnose what level of difficulty I received in regards to my testlets.

    It not only psyches you out, but it also makes my mind focus on items that are not important or relevant at all during the exam.

    I feel that the test went a little better than last time, but it is so hard for me to tell anymore. I am just hoping to have positive results come early August!

    What is next? I am hoping to knock out FAR on the 29th of August. With FAR being such a beast and my time running short, I wanted to get an attempt or two in before I lose my credit for REGL.

    This is also includes a trip to Winnipeg to see Jeff’s favorite boy band minus one member. It should be a relaxing time for my wife and I.

    Not only will we be staying in a B&B, but hopefully I can shut my brain off for a couple days. Keeping the marriage alive is very important. And it will make for a more supportive wife J.

    The plan is simple. I need to start nailing the journal entries for FAR and pounding the NINJA MCQs. I hope I have not lost all of the FAR material from the last time I took FAR. It will be a good ride…

    Good luck all!

    Well – NINJAs – in an ideal world, I will pass FAR and AUD this window J. Let’s hope for the best!!

    July 24, 2015 NINJA CPA Review

    Setting a CPA Exam Study Schedule That Makes Sense

    Bev Headshot NewBeverly is a NINJA CPA blogger.

    After my nightmare audit fieldwork travel week it definitely did not let up. I had to dig deep to stay on track with my studying.

    I was exhausted and was definitely on autopilot and planned on pushing through.

    As the day got closer I realized that there was no way I was going to get through everything.

    My plan was to go through the NINJA MCQs at least three times and the simulations at least two times before my exam. With everything else that was going on outside of studying I decided to move my exam date to August 9.

    I came to the realization that in the past I have always been so consumed with making sure I take to two tests in one window that even when I am not ready and know I am not ready I still take the test.

    One of my good friends who recently became a CPA has always lectured me about always having this schedule that I have to stick to no matter what.

    I am slowly learning to adjust my schedule and know that I do not have to take two exams in one window if it means sacrificing investing the proper amount of time needed to get a passing score.

    I have also started incorporating exercise and eating healthy. I started running 3 days a week. I hate running just as much as I hate studying.

    I consistently tell myself that this year (even though we are half way through the year) I am going to push myself to do things I hate doing.

    The NINJA MCQs have been great so far. I make sure that I go through each question and actually read the question and read each answer choice.

    I only work 10 to 30 questions at a time depending on my attention span. When it takes me over an hour to get through 30 questions I scale it back.

    Happy Studying NINJAs!

    July 23, 2015 NINJA CPA Review

    Coming Back to CPA Exam Reality After FAR

    dustinski 2Dustin is a NINJA CPA blogger.

    Wow, what a rush! I took FAR on July 2nd. It was very rough. I studied so much, yet still didn’t feel totally prepared.

    I left there and really didn’t know what to think. I am trying to figure out how to readjust to the real world for a few days for the weekend of the 4th.

    I am taking these days to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful weather, and try not to think about the CPA exam (though I find my mind wandering there without warning more often than not).

    On Monday I will begin studying for another part. I really have no option to sit tight. I have had people tell me to wait until I get my FAR results before moving on.

    Well, there are a few reasons why that is a terrible idea. 1.) I don’t get my results back for over a month. 2.) Even if I don’t pass, I can’t sit again for FAR during this quarter, so I would have to wait until October.

    Seems like a waste of valuable study time to me. Those 18 months are ticking and I am attempting the next piece, regardless of my FAR results.

    A lot is happening in my life for the rest of the summer. I have a family vacation scheduled for July, I have multiple weddings to attend in August, and I move to Boston in September, so the CPA blues may damper those exciting times, but it has to be done sooner or later, and there really is no “great” time to study for the CPA exam.

    I think this is the best it is going to get. I am not working for the summer, so this is my best opportunity to crank a few out.

    For those of you that haven’t sat for the exam yet, my best advice is to ignore others (except us NINJA bloggers of course :) ).

    Some will pass the exam in five months, others take years. You have to do what is best for you, and take it in stride. Go at your own pace.

    Things will come up in your life to cause difficulty, whether it be work, family, friends, or financial hardship. You just have to remain motivated and look forward to the light at the end. It’ll be worth it.

    Keep a positive attitude, and don’t compare yourselves to others. Everybody studies differently and each exam is different.

    Sometimes you just didn’t study the right way, and other times you just didn’t get a good hand and just got a bad draw for questions. It is what it is. Move on, and realize that it is a learning experience.

    I don’t think anybody should hold himself or herself to the standard that they MUST pass on the first try. I think it is wonderful if you can do that, but don’t kill yourself over it, the CPA exam kills you enough!


    Study hard, stay on track and I will try to do the same. You’ll look back on this and laugh. Actually, no you probably won’t. You will probably say that it sucked and was awful, but you only have to do it once. Keep working.

    July 22, 2015 NINJA CPA Review
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