May 15, 2019 at 9:54 am #2403522
LL I am also waiting on the 5/23/19 score release. I am freaking out a little as this was my final exam. BEC is the only thing in my way of having a life again! I actually felt well prepared going into this one and it kicked me in the butt. It was heavy on calculations right off the bat. The Sims were not overly complicated but were very long and had many components and by that time I was already running behind schedule. I was working until the very last second! To anyone taking the exam soon, be comfortable with your calculations and budget your time. It could have been luck of the draw for me. FAR was the only other exam I ran into time issues.May 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm #2404203
@Traceylynn089 I feel you. I felt prepared as well until I saw the MCQs. I don't think I did well on them. Sims are all doable in my opinion. BEC is also my last section. Hope we all can pass and get the life back!May 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm #2404245
natParticipantMay 15, 2019 at 6:26 pm #2404731
What are people's thoughts on Gleim I decided to purchase the BEC section and commit to working on one study unit per evening and anything I have doubts on I can put on a list of questions I can post on here at the end of the week. I work FT so I'm rather tired by the time I get home from work.May 16, 2019 at 6:15 am #2405523
@nat, I have Wiley for study material. I was trending very well on their MCQ and Ok on the test exams (I always scored significantly higher on the real exam that the tests so I wasn’t overly worried). I think I did about 65% of all of the MCQ questions and I worked every single task based problem until I had them down. On the exam it wasn’t even so much the question difficulty, but their size. I think I had 5-7 heavy calculation problems in the first 10 questions and that threw me off for the entire exam. Be sure to know COSO well as many MCQ revolved around that. There were really only a couple questions that I thought were completely unexpected. Overall I thought the mix of MCQ questions were more heavy on the calculation side on than Wiley’s test exams. If Becker’s MCQ’s are kicking your butt, I would definitely focus on getting them down. Just a random tip that helped me a little-I don’t know if Becker handles the written component questions but I printed all of Wiley’s and read through them. That was like a summarized version of the study materials. I feel it helped me in studying not only how to write the essays but I picked up some things for MCQ also.May 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm #2406663
To everyone that's waiting on the may 23rd score release, keep believing. we have 1 week to ago. especially those of whom a passing BEC score would signify the end like myself: Rest in the work you put in and the Grace that only God can pour out! In the meantime, how are your holding up?May 17, 2019 at 8:59 am #2408001
I take BEC tomorrow – not feeling so great about it. I keep missing the small stuff on questions and am having a really hard time with calculations. I didn't spend as much time on Operations Management as I should have, but at this point I'm just trying to review the stuff I know. I've passed BEC before, but it's been almost 2 years and it just feels like so much more information. Good luck to everyone taking it soon! I just want to be DONE!!May 19, 2019 at 8:19 am #2411820
There are multiple questions similar to this and I understand how they get the total answer, but I can't see to figure out how they are calculating the interest rate in days below. That's the only part I am stuck on. Can someone help?
Maturity in euros = 100,000
5% interest for 90 days = 1.0125
Discounted proceeds = 98,765
Exchange rate per euro = $ 1.25
Dollar yield = $ 123,456May 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm #2412312
How are you getting a question that involves Euros on a CPA examMay 19, 2019 at 12:37 pm #2412402
@bf98 This is under the Financial Risk Management Section of BEC where it talks about Foreign Currency Option Hedges. I think in this question the maturity value is the amount owed on a payable in euros.May 24, 2019 at 9:05 am #2423544
Took BEC yesterday. My second testlet was easier :(… Writing part was okay. Don't know what to expect.May 24, 2019 at 9:11 am #2423556
It is also my last test! I need to pass!!!May 24, 2019 at 9:41 am #2423661
New here. Just signed up for BEC Aug 31, 2019. Will be my first section. Ant hot tips or suggestions appreciated. Using WileyExcel.
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