AUD Tackled; Rematches with REG and FAR Up Next

13 Jul 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

By jomarie

JoMarie is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of's Club 75 since October 2010.

I had a rematch with my monster, Audit, Monday afternoon. Over the weekend I did so many MCQs, they were coming out of my ears. I was scoring pretty well on them so I felt very confident and ready to face MY MONSTER.

Going in I had a plan of attack. I told myself I should finish all 90 MCQs within 2 hours with a break so I would give myself plenty of time with simulations.

1 hour and 45 minutes into the exam I finished all of the MCQs. One thing I did differently this time around, I read the questions and anticipated what the answer would be.

Most of the time, the answer I was thinking of was there. When it wasn’t, I narrowed the answer down to two, and then answered with the best one of two I thought would be correct.

Then the simulations came. I took my time with them as well and still had plenty of time to spare. I walked out of the exam room with 1 hour left.

For the first time sitting for these exams, I didn’t panic or walk out of the exam room in tears. I walked out happy and confident with the way I handled the questions and overall exam, even with the hand held metal detector.

Now I’m ready to move onto the next two rematches, REG and FAR.

With REG I’m planning on using Becker’s Final Review, Jeff’s NINJA notes, and Wiley Test Bank. I just sat for REG the last three windows in a row. I hope I’m not going to run myself short without reviewing the whole Becker Review Course.

August 9 will be here before I know it, and I’m pretty comfortable with it. I’ll just do A LOT of MCQs.

With FAR, I’m planning on reviewing with Roger CPA Review, Jeff’s NINJA notes, and Wiley Test Bank. I haven’t sat for FAR since 2009, so with all the new changes I better review everything!!!

Throughout my whole experience, I’ve only reviewed with Becker. I’m looking forward to using Roger CPA Review. I looked at his orientation video, and I think I’m going to really enjoy his teaching style. The 30 minute orientation video felt like a 5 minute Becker lecture. Time just flew by.

Next time I’ll let you know how I’m balancing both REG and FAR.

Till next time!!

Happy Studying and Test Taking!!


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Joey Brannon 13 years ago

Congratultions on your AUD performance. It's a good feeling to walk out of that test room full of confidence. It makes the next trip in a lot easier. I'm looking forward to reading a similar post on August 10th!

TARA 13 years ago

How did you prepare for Audit simulation?? I failed audit couple of times just coz of Simulation performance. Wish u best for Audit Score. Thank you!

JoMarie 13 years ago

You can't really prepare for the simulations. Just review your notes and read the simulations carefully.