Nellie says: Is the NINJA Audio the same as the NINJA Notes? I'm taking auditing in six days. I have the notes but I'm deciding whether or not to purchase the audio. Is it the same as the notes but spoken out loud? Conceptually the notes and the audio are pretty much the same. The same concepts, however they are two completely different performances, if you will. So the NINJA Audio is not the NINJA Notes just read out loud. Each NINJA audio script took me at least a month to write out. And I expand on a lot of the topics. And so the notes are used for like a cram and the audio is best used for… It allows you to study when you couldn't otherwise get in the time. So when you're at the gym, if you're at the gym for an hour, you can literally study
The AICPA has released the Q2 2017 CPA Exam Pass Rates. Additional insights from the AICPA: Candidates’ reactions to the recent changes to the Exam were quite positive with no significant operational issues to report. The percentage of candidates entering the pipeline and passing all 4 sections [annually] is the best indicator of candidate and Exam performance. The '17Q2 Exam is a new exam with a new passing standard. Comparisons to past years and past quarters are of limited value due to the changes in the Exam. We do not know if '17Q2 candidate performance is representative of future performance. Candidates’ performance on the Exam may improve over time as candidates become more familiar with the structure and content of a new exam. The Board of Examiners regularly monitors pass rates. Some thoughts… After tracking CPA Exam Score Releases and Pass Rates since 2009, I've seen a lot of changes
Alex is a NINJA CPA blogger. First as an adopted Texan I must say please keep my state and all areas affected by Harvey in your thoughts and prayers. The recovery is going to be long from but I know we’ll get there together. I PASSED AUDIT!!!! It was the biggest sigh of relief seeing that magical 76. I know it’s not a 90 or 95 but hey we’re just trying to pass and passing is a 75 so if I get a 76 on all parts I will be the happiest CPA you have ever seen. Now if you ask any CPA candidate I’m sure we will tell you that things didn’t always go according to plan but we also had habits we maintained that helped as pass. I’d like to discuss the habits that I used in Audit that I’ll be bringing with me to FAR as well
Deep is a NINJA CPA blogger. My name? Deep, and I just graduated. Yay me, right? Well, it was quite an accomplishment and a great reason to celebrate, but I have no job. So here’s the beginning to my story, and my journey to the CPA. Fresh out of college, going strong on the graduation high. Job hunting, with the highest expectations. Of course, not the best way to go about things, but I have the CPA to look forward to. The greatest thing I could do with my Accounting degree – so I'm told. FAR, AUD, REG BEC.. the order I thought was most convenient, but I was instantly deterred. Mostly due to the fact that FAR is the “beast” that everyone tries to tackle and comes up short on. But also because I didn't factor in the time I spend with family and friends. Time management, the true
Alex is a NINJA CPA blogger. Welcome to the longest week of my life. Next week after 4 AND A HALF MONTHS I will receive my first CPA exam score for AUD. I would love to say that I know I passed or even that I felt I failed but I can’t. I just have to say that phrase that our parents told us when we for sure not going to get that toy all the other kids had, “we’ll see”. After taking my first exam I tried unsuccessfully to integrate life into the CPA exam and that is a task I can confidently say I have failed. Now I didn’t mean to fail at this CPA and life integration but it’s hard. It’s like going on a diet you have little cheats, working a little later than you need to, spending a few minutes (hours) on Pinterest, a few
With the Q2 2017 Score Release in the books, the July, August, and September 2017 CPA Exam Score Release is up next. Get all of the latest CPA Exam Score Release news for Q3 2017 in the CPA Exam Forum.