John is a NINJA CPA blogger. Hello NINJAs, As I head into the last four weeks before taking my BEC exam, I’ve really started to hit my NINJA MCQs hard. I’m applying a concept I learned as an analyst and that is the Agile concept. My interpretation is to go through a process of trying new ideas and if one doesn’t work you keep iterating till you find one that does. I have seen this concept mentioned here on Another71 and I’m putting it to the test. What made me want to try this process is concept of, “Fail often and fail fast.” This is how I begin analyzing new data sets at work. I first heard this quote from a data analyst seminar. One of the core mission statements in the development of their software product is to give people the ability to iterate quickly which means fail often and
Keona is a NINJA CPA blogger. I took REG this weekend. It is the last part I need to pass before being completely done with the CPA exam. I have so many mixed feelings. Of course, I’m happy there is a possibility that I will not have to study for this monster of a test again. I also feel like the burden will not be completely off my shoulder until I see the passing score flash on my computer screen. I honestly don’t know how the test went but I know I gave my all. Now I plan on enjoying my free time.
Introducing Kristen! Hello fellow NINJAs! I wish I could say this was my first time with Another71, and that I was a new NINJA, but it is not the case. Like some of you, this is not my first rodeo, but I am back to take the bull by the horns! A few years ago I started studying for my exams, and my very first day I thought, “THERE IS NO WAY I WILL EVER LEARN ALL OF THIS!” And I worked at it, hard. I started with AUD as I had no experience or classes in that area and, after my first exam, I got a….74. Ouch. Back to the books, study study study, and I got a……74. Tears. Third time was a charm; I did well and passed with a high 80’s score. Next came REG, which I had touched at various points, and I passed that. That
Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. It’s been a crazy few weeks. Last week I was copying my and this week I’ll do that again and start with MCQs. I know a lot of people say go straight for the MCQs, but that’s what I did last time and it didn’t work. I’m trying to get back into REG and get my mind wrapped around everything before I start the MCQs. I’ve been joined by kids the past week in studying because we’ve had thunderstorms just about every night. It’s made for difficult studying, but at least I was still studying. My husband says I need to get the test over with so we can move on with our lives. Hmm… that’d be great if I could get some more studying time! It’s hard on our families because they don’t completely understand what we’re going through with these exams and
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. I’m still learning how to manage my time. I would be lying if I said it were easy, it really isn’t (for me at least). Some days, there are just not enough hours to get everything on my list done. It’s those kind of days I just have to remember to keep pushing forward and continue on with my goal. I’ve read many testimonies on people passing since I’ve started this journey. Some are in far more difficult situations than I am and they are able to make it happen. I’m tired of being a cheerleader for others. I need to make it happen for myself. It is possible and I can do it. I have 25 days until my Regulation exam. I plan to be done with lectures this week and hope to drill as many NINJA MCQs into my brain as possible
Jenny is a NINJA CPA blogger. Olympic fever is in the air. I just love watching the Olympics, especially the summer games. My favorite event to watch is women’s gymnastics. The dedication and sacrifice these athletes display are just amazing. They will spend years training, some away from family, so they can represent their country and stand on a podium with a gold medal around their neck. I am just in awe of this dedication. Studying for the CPA exam can be compared to getting ready for an athletic event. It takes days of dedication and sacrifice. You have to stay focus on the material until you see that ultimate gold medal score of 75. Studying here is slowly getting back on track. I am making it my goal to study something everyday, even if that is just a flashcard or two. I do not have an exam date set,