AUD Study Group 2019

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  • #2069552

    jeff
    Keymaster
    #2069885

    dawnsinfinities
    Participant

    HiYa! I'm Dawn and am studying for my first exam, scheduled for 1/11.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Dawn M
    #2073302

    ineedthiscpa45
    Participant

    Hello all, currently studying for Audit. Wanna take the exam in Mid January but date is tbd.

    BEC - 74, 70, 76

    AUD - 67

    REG - N/a

    FAR - N/a

    "Whether you think you can or can't do it, your right"

    #2107407

    denzy95
    Participant

    Taking AUD 1/19/19

    #2110314

    irmaelena
    Participant

    Hello!

    Planning on taking AUD Feb. 11th – need to mail in my application. I found out I passed FAR today! Yaaaay!

    AUD – in progress
    BEC – need to pass
    FAR – 69, 90
    REG – 78

    #2112258

    MJ44
    Participant

    AUD retake Jan 18th. Any tips or advice would be appreciated. Using Becker and Ninja. I find the NINJA MCQ's and notes really helpful but still used Becker's videos.

    Proverbs 16:9
    #2112822

    QuoVadimus
    Participant

    Hi, I'm Conor.

    Mailed in my application to CBA on 11th Dec as I got the dreaded 74 🙁

    Last exam for me and i'm hoping to take ASAP so its fresh in my brain from the first sit, So January/February is the plan.

    AUD 74   Oct '18 (retake Jan '19)

    BEC 79   May '18

    FAR 77   Sep '18

    REG 80   Nov '18

    #2113269

    ineedthiscpa45
    Participant

    @Denzy95 Me too! Which review materials are you using?

    BEC - 74, 70, 76

    AUD - 67

    REG - N/a

    FAR - N/a

    "Whether you think you can or can't do it, your right"

    #2113749

    Nereida2
    Participant

    Hello I am currently studying for aud using Becker. I took far twice and failed. I graduated in 2015 with a masters in accounting. Debating whether to change my study material. I feel since I been out of school and I don’t work in accounting I am a leasing credit officer. So I need material that will go very in-depth with concepts. Any suggestions?

    Nereida
    #2113890

    Rach
    Participant

    This will be my third attempt at AUD; not sure why I'm struggling with this one so much, but I plan to focus on simulations this time around as that is where I seem to panic on test day. Had to purchase Becker again (ugh) and supplementing with Ninja Notes and MCQs. Test day is 1/5/19 and I have a full two weeks off of work to study (minus Christmas). Motivation is pretty high to finally get this one out of the way. Good luck to everyone testing this Q!!

    BEC: 77

    AUD: January 2018

    REG: 75

    FAR: January 2018

    #2119212

    nicholasloprinzi25
    Participant

    Hi all,

    Just received my first two scores back in Q4 of 2018. Passed REG, but failed AUD. Going to continue to study for AUD in hopes I can pass it in Q1. I mainly used Becker, but used NINJA as well. Any advice on how to improve your score for AUD? I received a 66 on my first attempt.

    AUD - 66
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 76
    Pushing through one step at a time!
    #2122947

    shakil127
    Participant

    @nicholas I am in the same boat as you. I passed the Reg but failed the Audit with a 72. I used primarily Becker to learn the material but i think I ran out time and did not have time to do reviews on weak areas and use Ninja mCQ. I passed Reg using Ninja MCQ and Becker but mostly Ninja in my last try and passed. So I am going to redo all the Becker question again and then review every single Ninja questions and do also all the Becker Simulations.

    AUD - 72
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 78
    REG - 78
    Need to pass REG and AUD
    #2122953

    shakil127
    Participant

    @Nereida What are your scores for the two times you failed with Becker? Did you complete all the questions in Becker. Did you take any of the practice exams in your review?

    AUD - 72
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 78
    REG - 78
    Need to pass REG and AUD
    #2123487

    Nereida2
    Participant

    @shakil127 both 50. I Went through all the lectures, MCQ twice, and sims. I feel like st times I am going through the motion and I can’t keep all the information fresh in my head. I am trying to figure another strategy for AUD I still have Becker. Some have suggested going though lectures, and then read the whole book, and then go back to drill MCQS and SIMS. Anyone tips? I am more of a visual engaging study material.

    Nereida
    #2124387

    Etz
    Participant

    I am still trending 60's on MCQ's! I am planning to take the exam on End of January or first week of February before tax season. This is my second attempt. I do Audit and Tax on my current job but it is entirely different! I always got tricked on the questions. Somehow, I always picked the second choice. grrrr.. My main review is Wileyexcel and supplemented with Ninja this time. Hopefully, I will pass on the second attempt. Good luck everyone! Any advice will be appreciated.

    AUD - 59
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 82
    Perseverance is the key...
    #2128391

    Mark
    Participant

    Hi Everyone!
    My name is Mark, my first exam is going to be AUD and it's scheduled for Jan 28 19.

    Question for the masses – I am using becker, it seems that when you launch a simulation the pop out windows are so small and hard to read? I thought it was by browser but i don't think it was. Does anyone have this issue?

    #2128595

    Tony
    Participant

    Hey Everyone,

    My name is Tony. It's been over 6 months since I started studying AUD with Roger CPA. However, due to scheduling conflicts, I haven't been able to sit for the exam and will finally take the exam in February (exact date TBD). This is my first exam. I feel prepared for it and have been practicing more on the TBS lately.

    This might be a dumb question but, does anyone know if the CPA's TBS are graded based on getting all questions/parts/items within correct or do you get credit for all the ones you got right also? (For example: in Roger CPA, for the TBS, even if you get 1 item out of 20 wrong, then the whole answer is wrong)

    Any feedback is much appreciated!

    CPA 2020
    #2129303

    Wannabe_757_CPA
    Participant

    Hi, I haven't scheduled yet, but I am shooting to take AUD towards the end of January.

    BEC - 64,74,79

    AUD - 1/2019

    REG - 76

    FAR - TBD

    #2129686

    Jrahm
    Participant

    Do any of you find audit experience helpful? I’ve done a great deal of audits. Just started studying today, plan to sit early February.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 79
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 90
    Took a long break... but I’m back in it!
    #2131249

    alicia benzz
    Participant

    Hello all,

    I just took auditing in September and got a 72 and retook in beginning of December and got a 74 🙁
    I plan on retaking in late January/early February. Any tips on passing? I seem to be stuck in the 72-74 range

    AUD - 72, 74

    BEC - 74, 73

    FAR - NINJA IN TRAINING

    REG - NINJA IN TRAINING

    #2131624

    palmettovike
    Participant

    Greetings! I am studying with ninja + Becker and taking the exam on 1/9. Does anyone have a list most helpful mnemonics for the Audit exam? my goal is to memorize them day of, get into the test, and scribble them down on the little sheets they hand you to assist with slam dunk vocab/memorization questions.

    #2136532

    kayakeri20
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    I'm taking Audit in March of 2019…it'll be my second exam. I passed FAR in December 2018 and I'm still in shock to be honest. 🙂 I'm only using Gleim but I love their review system! Good luck everyone! 🙂

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 82
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Just tryin' to do the damn thing.  Using Gleim.
    #2139925

    msu1234
    Participant

    Hi Tony, yes, you get partial credit on the CPA Exam for TBS.
    I use Roger CPA Review also.
    I was able to pass FAR, REG, and BEC all in one window using it.
    I was averaging 60-70% correct on Roger IPQ, and I felt like the actual CPA test questions were easier than the Roger questions.
    I take AUD on Thursday, I actually studied more for this one than any other. I will let you know how it goes.

    #2140561

    Tony
    Participant

    Hi Msu1234,

    Very grateful for the feedback. It's very helpful to know what others have been getting on the Roger IPQs. I feel more confident now for when I take AUD next month on 2/16. Also, glad to hear that you passed 75% of the CPA exam already and best of luck on your test on Thursday!

    CPA 2020
    #2140930

    Dang
    Participant

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm Dan and taking Audit on the 18th. Im not sure if this is the right place to post questions but wondering if anyone can help out. Im using Becker and I am confused about the use of an explanatory paragraph when expressing a modified opinion due to the work of a specialist. The MCQs for Chapter 2.5 state that the auditor may make reference to a specialist in an emphasis paragraph when modifying an opinion. However, Chapter 1, module 7 seems to contradict that. There is a passkey on page A1-56 that states “…the additional language is used to highlight particular circumstances without modifying the opinion.”

    So which is it? I thought that when modifying an opinion you would want to use a basis for opinion and not an emphasis or other matter paragraph?

    Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks!

    #2141647

    msu1234
    Participant

    Hi Dan,
    You answer should be available for free on aicpa.
    Just Google AU-C 336
    I don't know if maybe there's a difference between the aicpa and the pcaob, or if there's a difference between the client hiring the specialist or the auditor hiring The specialist in one of the items you're referencing (I don't use Becker)
    But that is the actual aicpa standard, so hopefully you can find it in there.
    I am sorry I don't have a better answer for you.

    #2146714

    msu1234
    Participant

    🙄
    That seems totally legit.

    😂🤣😂🤣

    #2146897

    jeff
    Keymaster

    Sorry for the spammer.

    #2151724
    Bunny
    Bunny
    Participant

    Hello everyone! I just sat for FAR on 1/3/19, now I am studying for AUD. I'm using Wiley CPAExcel and will try to sit by the end of the month or beginning of February. Good luck to everyone taking this exam!

    FAR - (FAILED ;_;) -Wiley

    AUD - TBA (Score Release Feb 26th (Prob Failed this too lol) - Wiley

    BEC - TBA (Studying Now) - Wiley and Possibly Ninja

    REG - TBA

     

    Never Give Up!

    #2153362

    pat952
    Participant

    Just found out I passed FAR, and taking AUD on February 2nd and praying that I will finally be done! Went through lots of study techniques with Becker until I finally found something that worked for me. Good luck to you all!

    Becker

    AUD - 72
    FAR - 65/86
    REG - 80
    BEC - 93

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