Robyn is a new Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam.
Hi, my name is Robyn, AKA Perseverance.
In the last testing window of 2011, I received 2 failing scores, a 73 in FAR and a 74 in BEC, and now Im waiting on AUD.
I started this journey in late 2006 but didnt pass my first exam until November 2009. I took six exams: BEC three times and AUD three times before earning my first passing score in AUD. A year later I passed REG.
Now, in late 2011 I had to retake AUD because of lost credit. On a positive note, I feel very confident about AUD; I just hope the scoring gods agree!
Im sure you are wondering just how many exams Ive taken in the five years since I started my journey. Well, my number right now is twenty. Honestly, I had lost track of just how many attempts I made until NASBA changed their site – imagine my surprise when I actually counted them down. By the time Im done, I will have no less than twenty-two exams under my belt.
To add insult to injury, my current employer (Im an accountant in the Non-Profit arena) gave me a timeline to finish the exams, and that timeline expires this month. Now that Ive gotten past the shock of losing my job, Ill know the definitive outcome soon, Im ready to conquer these last tests.
Ive used Becker and Wiley review courses, neither one with more success than the other, and I have also supplemented my studies with Jeffs NINJA Study Notes.
I look forward to sharing more about my experience with the exam as well as the remainder of my journey passing the CPA exam.
AUD: 4x Lost credit Waiting on Score
BEC: 7x No Credit
FAR: 5x No Credit
REG: 3x Credit expires 5/31/12