September 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm #173853Jeff Elliott, CPAKeymaster
Celebratory posts are awesome…it would be great if they were in one place for the benefit of others.
I also think people would enjoy reading the strategies of others and how they passed.
No questions here please (I will delete them to keep it clean) … just success stories and advice/strategery from those who passed.
“I Passed” Threads:August 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm #815721Jeff 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 1:18 am #816846VancheParticipant
Finally passed BEC on my third try!!August 23, 2016 at 8:19 am #817173mamatoimmParticipant
I passed BEC this time! I took it back in February, but did not pass (70).
My only advice is write your notes. Typing them/highlighting doesn't always allow you to retain the information. And practice the MCQs. I usually leave 3 weeks after I review all of the materials to hit the MCQ really hard.August 23, 2016 at 8:53 am #817227mckan514wParticipant
CONGRATULATIONS! vannessa_ls!!! very happy for you- I know how relieved you must be to be completely done!
Congrats to you to mamatoimm— back to the drawing board for me 🙁August 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm #817695VancheParticipant
@mckan514 thank you! I am so excited and don't even know how I passed. How are you doing on on Audit? You can do it, just have to stay motivated :))August 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm #818415kschroe2ParticipantAugust 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm #818793Go.For.BrokeParticipant
I passed BEC by the skin of my teeth. 75, baby. three down; one to go. I see you, REG!August 24, 2016 at 12:14 am #819084AnonymousInactive
Took my first exam and passed BEC with an 82!
I used Becker self-study. I watched the entire lecture (helped, but too time consuming), and completed all of the course questions. Purchased NINJA MC for the last 8 days, which I highly recommend. I worked about half of the NINJA questions. If I could do it over, I would spend less time on my first run through the material, and more time on review, nailing the concepts and MCQ's..
Next up, Audit!August 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm #819867Pawn MakerParticipant
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I passed with an 80. It seems that the test didn't have any IT questions that were similar to anything that I had in my study materials (I am using CPAExcel and the Wiley Test Bank). I went through all the MCQs in both programs at least once and add to that that I do light coding and have built my own computer before…and the weakest of my score results was IT. I would recommend that anyone taking BEC in the near future go and review the recently released test questions. I don't recall that I guessed on any questions in my AUD exam but I certainly did on this one and as a result I completely thought I was in for a retake.
Also, if anyone is not sure if the Ninja notes are worth it, they totally are. I really like the high level viewpoint so I can see how a whole exam fits together and the notes help me keep the different concepts fresh in my mind.August 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm #820173livealittleParticipant
I passed BEC. it was a retake because it expired before I could pass FAR. now studying for FAR.
used Becker all the wayAugust 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm #820881thegoldstandardParticipant
Passed on my first try with an 89! My strategy really helped me a lot to remember and understand the materials. I would watch a lecture, going through and underlining along with the instructor, then I would go through that same section again on my own, and write my own notes for everything. After I was done with notes, I would then do the corresponding homework.
I know it's a very time-consuming way to study, but by doing so I had a pretty solid grasp of the material on my first time through. Reviewing my notes was super fast and efficient at that point.September 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm #831238DuskfallParticipant
I have no idea how these exams are scored. I passed BEC with an 85! I received the IT COSO exam and seriously thought I failed. One thing for sure: I got lucky because I was guessing a lot.September 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #831250ShutUpParticipant
Theres no way I passed this thing on my own merit, I had a retake date picked out, but got an 89!? On to the finale! FAR 89 AUD 88 BEC 89 REG ??September 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #831253mselaineousParticipant
I passed with a 76! I can't believe it! I'm still in shock!!!!September 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm #831292CheeksParticipant
Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta. I'm more shocked than excited, and I don't think its quite hit me yet.
BEC – 4/2/15 – 81
FAR – 5/26/16 – 75
REG – 7/23/16 – 79
AUG – 8/27/16 – 78September 9, 2016 at 5:59 pm #831868ADHDCPAParticipant
I passed BEC baby!!! 83!!! Time for a glass of scotch!!! YES!!September 13, 2016 at 1:47 pm #835096Kim W.Participant
I passed BEC! My score was 81, I thought for sure it would be higher. Oh well, two down (FAR & BEC) and two to go. This is after being out of college 30+ years and working full-time.September 20, 2016 at 8:13 am #840321csvirkParticipant
OMG I can't believe myself. Passed BEC with 84. I have had lost all hope that i would pass this beast exam. I could have not done it without the help from Another71 and NINJA.September 20, 2016 at 8:29 am #840339Azsensation14Member
BEC on the 3rd try! 2008 – 73 2013- 69 and here we go- 75. I'll take it!
Finally I can say I'm moving onto the second section, and I definitely will put in the time suggested this time…. shew.
REG it is on 12/10!
Hope everyone had a nice surprising morning today for the 9/20 release!!September 20, 2016 at 8:36 am #840345Azsensation14Member
My score wasn't that great, so I can't really give any strategies… but I used Becker. 7 days prior to the exam, I started to go over the progressive questions and just did the problems over and over. Granted I work 2 jobs and picked up some Ballet Barre classes (and had weekly social nights)so I didn't put enough time in, but my crunch strategies were that. Do the problems over and over. I didn't pay attention to the WC at all, and maybe that's why my score was so low- I just tried to use the standard format when doing the WCs and tried to use big buzz words that I can think of.
For what it's worth, I will take 75 and actually put in the suggested time studying for RED this time.September 20, 2016 at 8:40 am #840348TexasmomParticipantSeptember 20, 2016 at 8:43 am #840360JezzieParticipantSeptember 20, 2016 at 9:29 am #840471AnonymousInactive
75 for BEC. I can't believe how I passed this Giant.
Now I feel like I am David the Warrior!
To God be the Glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!September 20, 2016 at 10:05 am #840594TheblackCPAseekerParticipant
@Amor D Glad to see you finally passed. You were a great help in the Q3 BEC Study Group. I passed BEC too with a 78. I still have AUD left. Congrats on being done and good luck with your next journey.September 20, 2016 at 11:15 am #840822SandraDParticipantSeptember 20, 2016 at 11:36 am #840930MeanJoeParticipant
Passed!September 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm #841581jpandaParticipantNovember 4, 2016 at 1:13 am #1312051ALandFARfarawayParticipant
I was worried about that one. So many formulas that I was having trouble memorizing. On the morning of the test I sat in the parking lot looking at my formula sheet and then during the 10 min review the rules portion I tried to write down as many formulas as I could remember. Looks like it paid off!
Time to go update my signature.November 4, 2016 at 1:56 am #1312162Sticky NickyParticipant
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