March 19, 2019 at 11:16 am #2270817
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=1667672487March 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm #2273910
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???March 19, 2019 at 11:32 pm #2274003
@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.March 20, 2019 at 8:48 am #2274390
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mew512ParticipantMarch 20, 2019 at 10:33 am #2274546
@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.March 20, 2019 at 10:36 am #2274555
red07ParticipantMarch 20, 2019 at 11:53 am #2274699
@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!March 22, 2019 at 2:52 pm #2277873April 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm #2294943
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?April 7, 2019 at 8:01 am #2311647
Any tips on how to study for this exam? Lots of concepts and formulas to remember. Thank you!April 22, 2019 at 10:03 am #2346366
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!April 24, 2019 at 7:45 am #2350596
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?April 24, 2019 at 9:09 am #2350734
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!
AliApril 24, 2019 at 2:32 pm #2351550
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!!!April 25, 2019 at 11:22 am #2353155
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.April 26, 2019 at 7:46 pm #2356362
Thank you Terre!
Has anyone taken BEC in Q2? Any tips on what to focus on/study for Q2?April 29, 2019 at 9:06 am #2359902
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!April 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm #2360907
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.April 30, 2019 at 9:35 am #2363046
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.May 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm #2368524
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?May 2, 2019 at 7:50 am #2369922
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?.May 2, 2019 at 12:24 pm #2370633
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!May 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm #2387979
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.May 10, 2019 at 12:52 pm #2393091
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.May 10, 2019 at 3:03 pm #2393343
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.May 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm #2402259
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?May 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm #2402289
I'm taking it tomorrow morning! Trying to do as many MC as possible before then.May 14, 2019 at 6:25 pm #2402580
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.May 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm #2402901
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