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NINJA CPA Review

Aida is a NINJA CPA blogger. On April 24th I retook the BEC Exam. I first reapplied for May 15th, but then my colleague (CPA) told me that she would retake the exam next week, because there is a chance that you may overstudy. As you may know – there are a number of changes to the format of the exam. I believe if you knew the content before the changes, it shouldn’t be an issue to complete new simulations. The only challenge, in my opinion, is that the simulations are very time consuming. I also think that one might make a mistake by confusing decimals. I am not sure how the new simulations are graded, but I hope to get at least partial credit if my rounding wasn’t right. Little tips for new simulation problems: Right at the beginning, look at the question the examiners are asking. That way

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NINJA CPA Review

Aida is a NINJA CPA blogger. Along with reviewing BEC, I started studying for REG. It’s more challenging than BEC in terms of information size. The content, however, is easier for me because I like studying law and regulations. Moreover, I think it is very helpful to know taxation (individual and corporate) to understand how tax returns work. So, I have started with taxation. This section seems to require memorization of a lot of facts (e.g. income sources) and figures. I was surprised to discover Ethics is a large part of REG. Don’t underestimate ethics since the questions are not as straightforward as they may seem. I’m planning to use the same strategy I used in preparation for BEC – skimming through the book and practicing as many NINJA MCQs as possible. Additionally, since starting in April 2017 there will be 9 simulation tasks (more than there used to be), I

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NINJA CPA Review

Aida is a NINJA CPA blogger. My BEC score was 74. I’m disappointed, but I am not down and will retake the test in a month. Unfortunately, now I have to get comfortable with a new exam format so I went to the AICPA web-site to check what the new task-based simulations look like in BEC. They don’t seem hard at all – my only concern is that those tasks could be very time consuming. Each task has additional tabs with “Resources” like some kind of financial statement or a contract. I believe I failed on my essay section. Multiple choices are something I was comfortable with, but on the essay I concentrated on the content more rather than on keywords and I think that was a problem. Requesting a re-score is something I considered, but was told that it is not worth it: it costs around $150-$200 and there is 1% chance that

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NINJA CPA Review

Aida is a NINJA CPA blogger. First of all, I want to thank NINJA CPA Review. I had the BEC exam on March the 10th (Friday). I took a day off on Thursday to study all day with NINJA. That helped me so much, especially for the simulation tasks. Great materials, very structured information and useful tips. I do not know the results yet, but my first impression of BEC is that it was easier than I expected. I found helpful when people share their tips to success in CPA Exam. Below are my tips for taking BEC: Consider taking test on Monday – that way you will have more time for the preparation and will go to the exam with fresh information in your head Take as many sample tests as you can – if you are confident about certain topics – do not skip practicing multiple choice. This

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