I have received several e-mails today from frustrated people who failed BEC for the ___ time today. One person failed it on their 5th attempt and another on their 3rd. I'm no expert on BEC, but I do know a thing or two about repeatedly failing it, so I can relate.
I began this blog the morning that I received my 3rd failing BEC score.
Another Freaking 71.
I got mad and decided that I would never let this stupid exam get in the way of my CPA license. I decided that I wanted to get some audio lectures to listen to at work. I was having a hard time deciding between Yaeger audios and another company and as fate would have it, I went with Yaeger because I wanted them today and they were the only one that offered mp3 downloads.
I bought the audios…got the BEC cram after talking with John who is in charge of their student development…ordered the Wiley book online and the rest is history. I finally slayed that miserable dragon. Some people breeze through BEC and struggle with Auditing. I breezed through Auditing and struggled with BEC. Everyone is different.
If you got your result back from this testing window and you're feeling like you've been kicked in the face, you have the right to be sad for a day, but tomorrow – get up, shake it off, purchase another NTS, get whatever resources you need to pass (I recommend the cram – do what you need to do), and keep on fighting.
If you're mad because you failed BEC again – you're not alone…there's probably hundreds of candidates out there feeling the same way right now. I've been there. I'll say this: I would rather re-take FAR than BEC. I consider FAR to be the most difficult, but BEC is the Twilight Zone of the CPA Exam. It's just a weird exam.
…and the flagship post of my site: Keep Moving Forward