A-Day Experience: Again, Prometric trained another employee on my test day. Luckily, everything was standard procedure. No obnoxious old lady with a gazzilion jingling bracelets who couldn't resist test room conversations; no, not this time. I think they fired her and I just met her replacement. Now I can rest easy knowing she won't haunt me during BEC.
I planned to save 2 hours for the simulations (40 minutes per testlet) in order to allow plenty of time to utilize the AL. I beat my goal on the first testlet and saved 5 minutes. Most of the questions were straight forward. The second testlet felt more challenging because the questions tried to draw my attention away from an important fact by their wording. For example, T1 may have said "An Auditor performs a Compilation and..." while T2 would have said "while Jerry, CPA, compiles comparative blah blah Material Mistatement! What does he do?," the answer choices would then throw in a few assurance options to get me focused on wether the MM was a GAAP departure or GAAS departure, when in reality Jerry wasn't supposed to be giving any assurance at all (This was purely a made up example). With that being said, I read my T2 MCQs very carefully and ate that 5 minutes I saved. Testlet 3 had difficult questions because of the material, or my lack of knowledge there of, and not trickery. On that note, I have no clue if T3 was hard or 'extra' medium because I flew threw it and saved 25 extra minutes for my simulations.
The simulations were, for the most part, cake. I found myself getting the ones AL'able almost 90% correct without using it. However, I did use AL to double check and it saved me some points. The simulations where AL didn't help, luckily, happen to be where my strengths were. Also, I got 2 research simulations, which seems pretty common from everyone else's test day stories. RSIM1 was extremely easy and only a sentence long. The other was half a page and intense. By intense, I mean the most horrific situation for an accountant to be in with 6 different Becker subjects raining rapid fire into my poor eyes. But, from my experience with T2, I read it over a dozen times and finally found one small word I think they tried to distract me from. Obviously, my RSIM2 wasn't going to be word for word in the AL like RSIM1, so I picked an area I suggesting a course of action I concluded was necessary.
After completing my exam, I left the suggestion I always leave "Can I getta Hot Tub! And some commas on the calculator." even though I didn't open the calculator for Audit.
Good luck everyone!
FAR: 73, 78