BEC Study Group January/February 2013
December 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm #401327
cpawanabe…I'm just glad to hear someone else came across the same issue!!…I thought I was losing my mind!! I spent so much time trying to figure out what I did wrong :/ sighDecember 8, 2012 at 1:18 am #401328
Well, just got done with BEC for the second time and again I did not complete the written tasks. Got to the third written task with like 5 minutes left. Lets hope I did enough to get some sort of passing grade!December 8, 2012 at 1:55 am #401329
I guess I am joining the study group. I had a hard time focusing the first time around and I know where I need to improve as far as study habits. Good luck everyone!December 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm #401330
I just found out I failed BEC the first time around so I figured I join the group here. I plan to re take in January. I too need to change my study habits, and put more time in.
I work full time, and am the mom taxi… Maybe I'll get the ninja audio for the car, and the kids can learn a little BEC too.
I plan on studying Jeff's way this time, and watching all of the videos first, taking notes, then do the multiple choice.
Best of luck to everyone!December 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm #401331
T-minus 6 hours until my showdown with BEC. As luck would try to screw me yesterday evening I got home from work and started to review. I go to plug in my laptop and, alas, the charger is no where to be found. No prob – I'm sure it's just in my car, right? I think you can see where this is going… :). So no multiple choice review for me these last two days unfortunately. Instead I've been reading my notes of all the chapters and rewriting formulas. Over the next 6 hours before the exam I'm going to focus in on variances and IT. wish me luck!December 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm #401332
I have a MCQ from Becker that asks and states that the use of activity-based costing normally results in substantially greater unit costs for low-volume products than is reported by traditional product costing.
The explanation doesn't elaborate more than that answer option. Can someone please elaborate on why this is, and why it is not substantially lower unit costs vs higher? Thanks!December 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm #401333
@ I Want My Life Back 10.12
You're right. I just started B1 and I am finding the transition from Audit difficult. AUD was a lot more passive and theoretical. I have to use my brain more to understand these cost accounting questions, lolDecember 11, 2012 at 12:16 am #401334
As a ESL person, I'm really suffering in understanding those explanations.
Can anyone tell me how to study it efficience way???
Read book??? notes??? or just non-stop MCQ???
I spent like 2-5 mins to figure out those wrong answers for MCQ.
I feel really slow now.
My exam time is Jan 14th, 2013.
Using Becker 2012 material.December 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm #401335
I was wondering what everyone is using to prepare for the BEC exam in January/February? I'm currently only using Becker (self-study). Is anyone using Cpareviewforfree or Wiley? Any suggestions?December 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm #401336
I'm using the Wiley Test Bank, NINJA Audio, notes from Yaeger and an old 2011 Wiley BEC Book.December 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm #401337
@ceh84: Thanks! I'm probably going to add Wiley test bank in addition to Becker. I am also considering Ninja notes but I might be adding too much. Have you or anyone tried Ninja notes? I just want to take this test once. I know what I am adding to my Santa list lolDecember 12, 2012 at 4:25 am #401338
Wow chapter 1 is so boring! COSODecember 12, 2012 at 5:20 am #401339
Decided to join the study group since I just found out I passed Audit, now off to study for BEC… I'm taking the exam on Feb 1, and this is my only chance before my FAR credit expires (I know, I should have planned better… but studying is just so painful)…
Passed the other exams with Becker only, and left BEC to the end since for some strange reason I thought it would be the easiest one… silly me… now, that I read the comments, look at other peoples scores I start to really worry…
Question for those who took other exams – how would you compare them to BEC, and if you used becker did you think it prepared you enough?
Good Luck!December 12, 2012 at 5:23 am #401340
@cpalano – nice question! unfortunately I am not far along with my studies to answer (only on B1-2)… but intuitively I would agree with you – the traditional product costing would include the economies of scale and if it is a low-volume will result in higher cost…… so please let me know if you find out…December 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm #401341
I am almost done with the Econ readings…I woke up at 4 am to find that I had fallen asleep while reading, lol I am going to finish the readings tonight and go over practice exam questions, then off to Fin ManDecember 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm #401342
@audiox You're in here now? You did audit that fast!
It's DatFutureCPA – I dont know why but that account is banned and wont let me post.
Also, seconding chapter 1 as being very boring.December 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm #401343
Yeah, I started studying Audit right after I took FAR. I found it a lot easier and I felt like I could have taken it even earlier.
I started studying BEC but I'm waiting for my AUD results before applying/scheduling it. It's kind of rushed but I'm hoping to get it done by the first week of Jan. Not sure though because these first two chapters are a real pain to get through.December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm #401344
How many weeks/hours did you put into AUD? If my workload for my last graduate semester isnt too heavy I'll try to squeeze in Audit and then finish up with REG in early summer.
I am hoping to finish up chapter 1 of BEC today. Im finding it hard to get back into study mode even though its much easier to digest than FAR. Taking this on 1/15.December 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm #401345
Not sure about hours, but about 5.5 weeks. I felt like I could have taken it at least a week earlier though.
The questions went a lot faster because it was pretty much all theory, rather than a lot of calculations (FAR).
BEC seems like a mix of theory and calcs.December 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm #401346
For those using Becker, how much time do you spend on the simulations – Writing Memos?
I did plenty of memos in my 5 years of college, but I feel like I'm slacking off if I don't attempt them. Do you do all 3 in-depth or just read over the question and make an outline?
Also, I'm really hating the setup of BEC. Watch 2 hour lectures and then 100+ MCQ testlets per topic. Its hard to keep focus, I much prefer the FAR setup. 4-5 sections each 30-45 minute lectures then about 40-50 MCQ.December 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm #401347
this site is basically a site to vent and whine and worry!December 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm #401348
Just found out a failed BEC with a 71… It was my last section too, stupid BEC… I just kept starring at the screen after I got my score. I was hoping to be celebrating over the holidays, not studying again 🙁
I wish the exam was 70 and above and not 75, I would have been golden every time!
Trying to pick myself up, tear….December 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm #401349
@I Want My Life Back 10.12
Get back at it, you'll get it next time. Any tips for us taking it a first time?December 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm #401350
@ SeePeeAyy – Thanks 🙂 I'll get there… Even after failing 4x's, all within a couple points from passing, you still can't help but get down and sulk a little… all that studying and anxiously checking NASBA just builds up a little… but that's what Another71.com is for, to build you up again! 🙂
As far as advice… I think Becker MC questions are a lot more challenging than the exam. I felt the exam was more concept based than working formulas. DEFINITELY go into the Written Simulations with at least a solid hour, if you can more… I went into the Sims with about 50 something minutes left and submitted the exam with 17 seconds left on the clock! I started the 3rd essay with about 10 minutes left and by the time I read it, formulated my thoughts and began to write I had like 5 minutes haha. Just really try to pace yourself through the MC Testlets. I got held up on a few math problems that I am sure hurt my time on the Sims.
Best of luck studying!December 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm #401351
@I Want My Life Back 10.12
Thanks for the tips! Ugh I like calculations way more than theory. Was looking forward to a more math intensive exam.December 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm #401352
Double Post.December 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm #401353
@seepeeayy, we are the opposite then. I find the theory questions easier, which I guess is how I scored so well on Audit.December 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm #401354
I guess I can officially join now. Just found out I passed REG and am tackling BEC next. Perfect timing because my Wiley book came in today. For both REG and AUD, I've used Wley book, test bank, and Ninja audio so that is my (cheap) plan this time as well.December 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm #401355
Do you suggest taking AUD before REG? Im not sure which I want to tackle nextDecember 15, 2012 at 6:54 am #401356
I'm starting to study for BEC this week. It's my last one but I'm starting my job in January so I want to get through as much as I can the rest of this month. How is December almost half over already?!?
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