BEC Study Group 2019

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  • #2270817

    FreshCPA
    Participant

    Just received an 82 on BEC that I took last week. I want to say that the becker vs actual exam score spreadsheet is not accurate on the BEC part, at least not for me. It seems like people are averaging 25+ score increase from their becker mock exam, my becker bump on BEC is around 12 points, which is consistent with my FAR and AUD.

    For future BEC takers, I would definitely try to average a 65 on becker mock before going in to take the real exam. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    P.S this is the link to the spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WShobew1j_uGAf2K1bpoDppqzqjBpBuPsjmmjdJNHKw/edit#gid=1667672487

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 84
    REG - 87
    “Treat it like a job, and you will be fine.”
    #2273910

    red07
    Participant

    I took BEC Jan 9th and got a 65. I used Becker, watched the videos, read the print, did the mcqs also used ninja audio and notes. I know the places I missed and thats what made me not pass the exam.
    My question is should I stick with the same Becker routine which I feel is very time consuming or should I try out another course maybe.
    I understand very well with videos and then going through the print but Becker bored me alot underlining and circling.
    any suggestions please???

    In Training
    #2274003

    Island Mango
    Participant

    @red07 I am the same, I learn best with a good lecture. If you have the cash to spare, I suggest Roger. I was using Wiley previously and the lectures were dry & boring. I have a short attention span. With Wiley lectures, my mind would wander off. Once I switched to Roger, the concepts solidified for me. His dynamic & engaging held my attention enough that I started understanding better instead of just memorizing. You can watch some of his YouTube videos or do a free trial before committing. Oh I also stopped watching lectures on my laptop & instead hooked my iPhone to my TV. Having the lecture streaming on a big screen helped me relax & in turn I think my mind was more receptive instead of bored. I have to tell you though that I did not only watch the lectures. I also worked a lot on the MCQs & SIMs. When I get a question wrong, I looked it up in the textbook & tried to understand why I was wrong.

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 79
    REG - 76
    Dust yourself off and keep moving.
    #2274390

    CPA Hunter
    Participant

    Delete

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 78
    REG - 79
    Just give me a 75 and let me become a CPA
    #2274399

    mew512
    Participant

    @red07 maybe just review your notes / what you lacked in Becker and get a cheap supplement! I'm also terrible at listening to the lectures. Instead, I bought a white board and rewrote equations / concepts that weren't sticking. Also used the white board to practice calculations. Good luck!!

    #2274546

    DaKine256
    Participant

    @Fresh I actually had a different experience with the Becker mock exams vs actual. I scored 55, 64, and 71 on the BEC mock exams, for an average of 63. I got a 96 on the actual exam. It might be worth noting that I had much higher scores on just the mcq's though (averaged in the 70s). I struggled with the Becker sims and found the sims much easier on the actual exam.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 96
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Just another nerdy college graduate
    #2274555

    red07
    Participant

    @mew512 i want to stay cost effective. Already paying for Becker. I was thinking activating Ninja again and going through their videos and mcqs which I never used last time.

    In Training
    #2274699

    Mission CPA
    Participant

    @red07 I think sticking with Becker rather than completely ditching it would be best. I struggled with the time Becker's course required to do it “their” way on BEC. During my third week of studying Becker's way, I switched to my way and never went back. I was grasping the material as I listened to the lectures, circling and highlighting the book, but I was doing horrible on the MCQs and was not doing the Sims/WC due to the amount of time it was taking me to get through the material. I didn't listen to the lectures and strictly read the book, took diligent notes, did the MCQs, Sims and WC. When I didn't grasp something, then I went to the lectures. I am a visual learner, and not so much auditory. I would study 3-4 hours a day (more on weekends) throughout my entire 8 weeks of studying, but I was able to get through all of the second-half material doing it my way and I passed! Even with the exam testing my weaknesses. Determine the way you learn and personalize the Becker program to fit. I also used NINJA MCQ, Audio, and Blitz Videos during my review phase to mix it up. I wouldn't say it is necessary, but it is inexpensive and great material. Good luck, discipline and a positive mindset are key!

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 80
    REG - 78
    One good test day is all you need!
    #2277873

    Determined24
    Participant

    Anyone here passed FAR with With Wiley and Ninja?

    All or Nothing
    #2294943
    cpabro
    cpabro
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    Can anyone tell me if the actual BEC SIMS gives you the “Analytics Definition” (aka formula for all the ratios, etc) like they do on the AICPA practice sims?

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 75
    REG - 78
    Hi
    #2311647

    mcast126
    Participant

    Any tips on how to study for this exam? Lots of concepts and formulas to remember. Thank you!

    #2346366

    passing_by_2019
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    just took BEC last Friday… the language of the test I found to be different than Becker. I felt prepared overall when I started the test, but 5 minutes in I was just confused. I studied a lot for this exam, but I feel like I did okay on the MCQ's, but the Sims seem like torture. I feel like they take 10 Becker simulation and consolidate them into the 4. I guess we will see!

    AUD: 73, 79

    BEC: 80

    FAR: 5/22/19

    REG: 6/2019

     

    #2350596

    Terre Paul
    Participant

    Will be taking BEC in the early part of May. It is my final exam! I am excited. I am using Becker, but I wonder how accurate its grading of the written exam sims match the way that they'll be graded on the actual exam. I gather that its all about the form, organization and punctuation and not about the content. Is that correct?

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 81
    REG - 77
    The race is not given to the swift or strong, but to him that perseveres to the end.
    #2350734

    sayazali
    Participant

    Hi Guys,

    This is my first post on this platform. I am taking BEC this July. Can you guys guide or walk me through to the experiences you guys have that could help me in passing this part? Currently, I am studying from BECKERS and solving all the MCQs at the end of each topic. Also, I work full-time, and these lecture videos are taking too long for me to get to MCQs. Please guide!

    Thanks,
    Ali

    Taking BEC this July 2019
    #2351550

    Jona
    Participant

    Hey guys!

    I'm unfortunately taking BEC for the 3rd time 🙁 any tips on what to do different this time around/what I should focus on?

    Any helped would be appreciated!!!

    #2353155

    Terre Paul
    Participant

    Ditch the lectures. Answer every question and then take the mocks. they should guide your studies remaining, as you focus on weak points while continuing comprehensive practice exams, so not to forget your strong points.The lectures are useful when you have commute time or find specific topics especially hard.

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 81
    REG - 77
    The race is not given to the swift or strong, but to him that perseveres to the end.
    #2356362

    Jona
    Participant

    Thank you Terre!

    Has anyone taken BEC in Q2? Any tips on what to focus on/study for Q2?

    #2359902

    Cat
    Participant

    Hi everyone!!

    I am taking BEC for the first time on Friday, May 3rd! I have been studying while working and I have today and the rest of the week off to study. Does anyone have any tips you wished you knew or topics that are a must? Let me know it's greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 60
    REG - NINJA in Training
    "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking"
    #2360907

    Yerevan
    Participant

    Hi Cat,

    I just took the exam 2 hours ago. This was my first time sitting for the CPA – BEC. It really is so difficult to say what your exam will look like. For mine I had a lot COSO, IT, economics, WACC, quick ratio. I would say practice the formulas and review COSO,ERM, and do a bunch of multiple choice. I had very very few cost accounting questions but your test could be different. Just keep doing MCQ. Sims can go either way, it’s difficult to study for Sims.

    Hope this helped.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    It’s just a 75!!!!!
    #2363046

    himawari
    Participant

    Hi everybody!

    I've started my CPA journey 2 yrs ago in Japan and I passed REG and FAR. I moved to MI a month ago I'm going to take AUD exam on Thursday for the 2nd. Im really not good at SIM so could you guys who pass this section could you give me some tips?

    Thanks and have a nice day.

    #2368524

    Hash
    Participant

    Hey all. I am currently studying for my BEC with the Wiley material. I purchased the Wiley Excel book along with the flashcards and as of right now this is the only material that I have. I am wanting to know if anyone in this group has had success with this material. Are there any suggestions as to what other material I may use to accommodate the material I already have?

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    IT IS ALREADY WRITTEN. I AM A CPA JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS.
    #2369922

    Kuria
    Participant

    I have been approved to seat for the exam and waiting for the NTS. Started reading for BEC Today, am planing to take the exam at the begging of 3rd window, that gives me approximately 2 months to read, I work full time as a staff accountant. Any advise on the strategy? is two months a long time to study for this exam?.

    I will Make it.
    #2370633

    Rach
    Participant

    Studying for this exam after my credit expired. I forgot how completely boring and detailed this material is. I think flashcards and loads of MCQs are the best route for this exam. Taking on the 18th – good luck to everyone!

    BEC: 77 (expired), 83

    AUD: 72, 72, 77

    REG: 57, 75

    FAR: 23 (hail mary lol), 66, 81

    ETHICS: 91

    #2387979

    kendallgcollier
    Participant

    Just got my score back from my 04/01/19 BEC exam: 71. What worked for FAR & REG did not pan out for BEC. Already several weeks into AUD but any tips on BEC are appreciated.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 71
    FAR - 78
    REG - 84
    AUD - 06/10/19

    BEC - 04/01/19, 71

    FAR - 78

    REG - 84

    #2393091

    Jona
    Participant

    Hey guys! I'm set to take my exam on the 15th…these past couple of days I'm purely focusing on MC and SIMS. Any areas I should focus on? I'm assuming COSO and IT are the big chunks of it.

    #2393343

    Terre Paul
    Participant

    Took BEC this morning.

    COSO, IT, can not be overstated.

    Why is their a higher passing rating with BEC? In my experience, each exam is a handful.

    I hate how the cost portion undermines what you arleady accepted as true in FAR and REG.

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 81
    REG - 77
    The race is not given to the swift or strong, but to him that perseveres to the end.
    #2402259
    LL
    LL
    Participant

    I took BEC yesterday. (5/13/19) I felt you literally need to know everything before you go take the test. Especially COSO/IT. Score coming out within 9 days. Anyone else here waiting for the 5/23/19 score release date?

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 79
    REG - 80
    I am DONE!
    #2402289

    Jona
    Participant

    I'm taking it tomorrow morning! Trying to do as many MC as possible before then.

    #2402580

    BF98
    Participant

    Hey is there a study group any of you are a part of that I can join(online of course even in person if needed.) I figure it would be easier doing this than searching for a bunch of replies here.

    #2402901

    Terre Paul
    Participant

    God's favor. Be sure and post your thoughts afterwards.

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 81
    REG - 77
    The race is not given to the swift or strong, but to him that perseveres to the end.
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