September 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm #173852August 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm #815715Jeff Elliott, CPAKeymaster
We lost these awesome posts in the transition – I'll be recovering them and posting here.
I look forward to the new round of “I Passed” posts. Thanks everyone.August 23, 2016 at 1:51 am #816924mcohen1993Participant
I'll be first or second to post. 94 on AUDIT. Thank goodness I have 18 months from now until this one is lost and a whole year to pass FAR.August 23, 2016 at 2:20 am #816957Ssea77Participant
I passed Audit!!! Still cannot believe it!!! Thank you, Jeff!!!August 23, 2016 at 2:22 am #81696023KParticipant
76 thanks Jeff — All done CPA for lifeAugust 23, 2016 at 2:24 am #816963A1lessioParticipant
86 on Audit! First exam down and half way into the material for REG. I studied about 7.5 weeks for audit while working full time and did a solid 1.5 week review using Becker self-study.August 23, 2016 at 8:46 am #817218Future Rhody CPAParticipant
95 on Audit! This was my last one too!
4 weeks of full time studying, probably put in around 175 hours.August 23, 2016 at 9:51 am #817344AnonymousInactive
85 on Audit! One down….3 to go! I used Becker. Working full time, I probably put in 6 weeks of studying but I definitely took a couple of weekends off.August 23, 2016 at 10:13 am #817395007ParticipantAugust 23, 2016 at 11:51 am #817647AnonymousInactiveAugust 23, 2016 at 11:55 am #817659jnmParticipant
99 no idea how. REG on deck and BEC in the holeAugust 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm #817737misterpanguloParticipant
75! YES! HELL YES!
I AM DONE!August 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm #818241VirginiaHughesParticipant
86 on Audit after my last score of a 74!!! I can not believe it!! Ninja is so awesome. Did the MCQs and Sims until I couldn't see straight and was dreaming about doing them!! I am on to FAR now. I am excited for everyone in here that got a good score!! I got my motivation back and only have one more left!!!August 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm #818649littlemissrockyParticipantAugust 23, 2016 at 11:30 pm #819024Montiel68Participant
A little late but here I am to say: I passed the monster of AUD!!! Took me a year to pass this section, but it is over. I never thought this section would take me this long or that it would be so hard for me. Failed 3 times before passing, so keep trying everyone. It is possible to pass, you can do it too!August 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm #819822SarahParticipant
89 from my test on August 3rd!! I've kept the NASBA score tab up so I can look at it from time to time 😉
I have to say – there is NO way I could have passed without Ninja MCQ. Each testlet felt challenging but familiar to me, and I know it was because of how much time I spent on MCQ's and SIMS. I also used Roger, which helped me get a baseline for the material.
Now onto that dreaded FAR exam!September 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm #8313970bsessParticipant
I got an 89, which is surprising since I couldn't concentrate on studying and kept procrastinating all the way. I hated it.September 9, 2016 at 2:39 pm #831457AnonymousInactive
Congrats everyone! 87 for me. Same score I got on BEC, so when I checked it half consciously at 5am I thought for a minute my AUD score got bumped to the next score release and had a mini heart attack lol. Halfway there, next up REG!!September 9, 2016 at 2:42 pm #831472LarryParticipantSeptember 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm #831757tmoParticipant
96 on AUD.
I completed around 1500 of the questions, all attempted only once.
My exam experience was pretty rough and totally different from my first exam (REG), which I left the testing center feeling like I had a very good chance of passing (scored an 89). I left the testing center feeling like I failed. I had 35 min left when I finished all the SIMS, and I typically like to use that extra time to review and correct some mistakes but I felt so defeated that I just submitted the testlet and left. I felt like I had a ~40% of passing. I didn't feel like any of the testlets got harder, and I had a decent amount of questions I felt I was guessing on (at least 5 per testlet). The SIMS were pretty difficult in my opinion and required some knowledge that was outside the AL and AUD study materials.September 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm #834628murfdog905Participant
88 on audit. I am an auditor which definitely gave me a leg up on the test. Studied January and February but then got too tied up in my busy season. Picked it back up again in May and took test in June. I used Wiley text book and would do every question in the book at the end of the chapters. Then went and did every question and sim on the test bank and was trending around 85% during review. First testlet was medium, second one felt impossible and the third one was medium. I feel that I scored very high on the sims and that led to the high grade, however, I walked out of that testing center thinking there was no way I passed. It is pretty crazy how uncertain you can feel coming out of these exams.
My advice to anyone taking audit is to know your Corporate Governance and Risk Assessment as well the situations when an other matter paragraph is added to the report. Also know the differences between your opinions and the situations applicable to each (adverse, qualified, etc.) The financial statements are the end product of an audit so I feel reporting is the most important chapter. I also recall MCQ's on the role of the internal auditor. As far as the simulations are concerned, I received a sim on the effects of ratios on Net Income, Assets and Liabilities and responses to risk assessment. Also received a research questions. I hope this helps anyone taking audit and good luck!November 4, 2016 at 2:14 am #1312181mylifeisoverParticipant
86 on my Audit Retake!
I took Audit in July and scored a 73 study materials = Becker & Ninja Audio
Retake study materials = Becker, Ninja Audio, Ninja MCQ and Ninja Notes!!!! Ninja Notes is my favorite
I thought I failed because I was confident on MCQ but I thought I did bad on SIMS… I guess I did better than expectedNovember 4, 2016 at 2:24 am #1312184DuskfallParticipant
80 on AUD! I did terrible on sims so I must have done better on MCQNovember 4, 2016 at 2:29 am #1312190titoav15Participant
75, just made it! 🙂 Congrats all that passed!November 4, 2016 at 2:30 am #1312195Trele6Participant
I so happy, my nemesis has been defeated… Made a 77 on my retake!November 4, 2016 at 2:56 am #1312211Chelsea26Participant
I gave myself 18 days to prepare for the retake after getting a miserly 65. And ended up with an 87!! I purchased the NINJA MCQ's for the retake and worked on them until I knew why each answer for every question was right, and why the other three options were wrong. Made my own notes while reading the Wiley book (no lectures)
Ahh lovely feeling this. SIMs were horrible but it seems I got lucky with my guesses.November 4, 2016 at 3:17 am #1312225Andrew HarrisParticipantNovember 4, 2016 at 4:52 am #1312241AnonymousInactive
WooooHoooooo, still shocked about my 80 after failing with 70 and little studying leading up to the test. I did see two of the exam same sims from my previous test. THE EXACT! I hedged my bet and chose different answers.November 4, 2016 at 9:01 am #1312396AnonymousInactive
I've work in industry for 3 years now and have never performed an audit, but that didn't matter, 80 first time out. T-minus 18 months and counting. “Alright guys, let's do this! Leeerrrooooy Jeeeenkkkiiinss!”November 4, 2016 at 9:22 am #1312430tman102938Participant
Finally conquered my nemesis. It's all over.
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