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    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:

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 84
    REG - NINJA in Training
    “Treat it like a job, and you will be fine.”


    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

    Island Mango

    @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.

    CPA Hunter


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


    @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!!



    @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 a nerdy college student chasing a dream


    @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

    Mission CPA

    @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!


    Anyone here passed FAR with With Wiley and Ninja?

    All or Nothing

    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 - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 75
    REG - 78


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



    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: 4/19/19

    FAR: 5/22/19

    REG: 6/2019


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