Official "I Passed AUD" Thread

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  • #1495840

    Omar
    Participant

    Passed AUD with 91!
    Congrats to all of you guys

    #1495852

    Anonymous

    @medo_omar, how did you do it?

    I went from a 74 to a 67! I restudied everything and even did better on the ninja mcq. I actually thought I did better on this last exam than the first. I'm thinking of either giving up or leaving AUD until last.

    #1495935

    AScott89
    Participant

    Passed AUD after my third attempt with an 84! So glad to be halfway done with this beast of an exam.

    --
    B - 65, 74, 2/26/18
    A - 72, 68, 84
    R - 72, 82
    F - 55, 79
    #1495974

    Anonymous

    @ascott89, Congrats on your 84! can I ask you how you did it?

    I took AUD the first time and got a 74, now I get a 67….Its taking everything in me to not give up. I'm not sure if it is my review materials or the way I'm studying and retaining stuff. (currently using Roger and use Wiley and Becker material as supplements in addition to ninja MCQ) I went over the entire course after I failed the first time, I put in the time and effort but instead of improving I got way worse.

    Perhaps it's my study method. I watch the lectures, follow along in my book, highlight, then read the chapters after and rewrite the notes. What am I doing wrong? I need some serious help and advice.

    #1496040

    LCros
    Participant

    IrieMon,

    Don't give up!! I think for Auditing you may be using too much material. I think Roger, the AL, and Ninja supplements should be enough.

    In one of the replies someone said that for Auditing you have to think of yourself as a detective looking for clues; what is the logical way to verify balances and transactions. Also, with Roger he will say notice the difference in this report…. It wasn't until I thought more like a detective that I really started to pay more attention to the similarities and the differences.

    Use this for the various cycles and reports and I think you will pass. You passed FAR so I know you can do it!

    Audit Passed

    FAR Passed

    Reg Passed

    BEC Passed

    #1496052

    CPAIN2K17
    Participant

    Got a 97! First test down, 3 to go!

    Wiley CPAExcel + Ninja MCQ & Notes

     

    AUD - 97 (1/24/17)

    BEC - 84 (3/10/17)

    FAR - 94 (5/31/17)

    REG - 88 (8/16/17)

    #1496086

    LCros
    Participant

    CPAIN2K17,

    Congrats on passing. I passed as well and your posts really helped!!!! Thank you!!!

    Audit Passed

    FAR Passed

    Reg Passed

    BEC Passed

    #1496248

    passthisthing
    Participant

    Well, that's a wrap. Passed AUD and done with the exam. I failed the first time and was in complete shock since I did well with NINJA MCQ. What changed? Not too much, just took a nose into the material. Focused on nailing every area of AUD. I did practice a few SIMS here and there, but nothing extensive. I suck at taking exams, but this time I made it a point to slow down and read carefully. I was cutting it close with the time, but I guess it paid off.

    #1496923

    AndrewE
    Participant

    Passed AUD with a 75, talk about cutting it close. I pray that REG does not pull on those same heart strings and anxiety but it most likely will.

    BEC – 77 (11/4/16)
    AUD – 70 (12/4/16), 75 (2/23/15)
    REG – 3/9/17
    FAR – Q2 5/2017

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
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    #1497057
    CPA788
    CPA788
    Participant

    My last chance at passing one of these exams on the first try and I did it. I had no idea going into it AUD would click for me but thankful it did. 4th attempt at my bff REG on Monday. Congrats everyone! Praise the lawd!

    BEC - 74, 77 (Becker only)

    FAR - 72, 71, 78 (Becker+NINJA)

    REG - 69, 59, 69, 72, 76 (Becker+a private tutor+NINJA+Gleim free trial+seriously anything else I could review)

    AUD - 77 (Becker only)

    CA candidate

    #1497121

    Floreat
    Participant

    Congratulations everyone! I passed too, and it feels really good. I felt optimistic while studying and also after I hit the “submit” button. Completely different experience than FAR. It's funny, but AUD seemed more intuitive than FAR (well, with the exception of those crazy SIMS). Did it seem that way to anyone else?

    I'm working on REG now. Best wishes to those who have more exams coming up. And for those of you who are finished – cheers to you!

    FAR: 80 (10/28/2016)
    AUD: 85 (2/6/2017)
    REG: DSIT (Dragon Slayer in Training) (5/2017)
    BEC: DSIW (Dragon Slayer in Waiting) (7/2017)

    #1505809

    Anonymous

    To all of you guys that passed AUD, do you have any tips on how to approach this monster? This is my last exam and if I do not pass, I will lose my FAR credit. Please let me know what prep courses or techniques you used.

    Much appreciate your time!

    CPAShoes08

    #1508679

    gicenter27
    Participant

    I have been using Wiley CPAExcel as a my main material, but then I supplement with the Wiley Test Bank. Every chance I get I try to sit down and just take 10 question quizzes. By the time the exam comes around I try to have at least attempted every MCQ once (there are over 1,000 Qs). It has really helped me with the two exams I have taken so far.

    BEC – 83
    AUD – 95
    REG – 03/10/17
    FAR – TBD

    AUD - 95
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 89
    REG - 87
    "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

    -Abraham Lincoln

    #1508703

    Wannafree
    Participant

    Much less pass news on 8th March score day.What happened ? Seems AUD was horrible this time.

    WannaB
    #1508724

    Anonymous

    @gicenter27

    Thank you so much! One more question, did you do the exams on the Wiley Test Bank as well?

    #1509229

    tmjcpa
    Participant

    @CPAshoes08

    I took the exam in early January only 5 days after I took FAR (and failed) and only had a few days to study so I really had to be effective. My best advice is to get a firm understanding of the main financial statement accounts and the risks and relevant assertions around each. I use Becker but did not watch any of the lectures. Instead, I read through the book and hammered the MCQs.

    Rather than taking a memorization approach, I would take a step back and think “What would the Company do to make themselves look better to investors?” If you're looking at inventory, they'd clearly want to overstate inventory as this would increase their assets. Thus, you'd want to ensure the inventory is recorded accurately and actually exists like the Company says it does. Then, think about the procedures you'd perform to verify that inventory is accurate (observe it/count it) and exists (observe it/count it). Conversely, you'd worry a company is understanding expenses, as this would increase sales, etc.

    For the audit opinions, you should familiarize yourself with each individual paragraph. I couldn't tell you how many questions and sims I had around different audit opinions and reports. Those I definitely relied on menmonics.

    Good luck and please let me know if I can help more!

    AUD - 87
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 78
    REG - 76
    I love the CBA
    #1509393

    gicenter27
    Participant

    For both BEC and AUD I took 3 practice exams each before I took the actual exam, It seems like I score slightly higher on the actual exam than I do on the practice ones.

    AUD - 95
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 89
    REG - 87
    "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

    -Abraham Lincoln

    #1509402

    Anonymous

    @gicenter27 Thank you much!

    #1509541

    Anonymous

    @torylayne

    Thank you so much for such a great reply! I am also avoiding the video lectures and jumping right into reading the book and doing MCQ's. I feel like the video lectures are time consuming.

    In AUD there are questions that I can totally relate due to my readings. But there are others like what would the auditor do or how would the bookkeeper conceal that… It is so weird to me. I am in audit evidence right now and in some questions I feel lost. But going back to your reply, it makes sense to relate the assertions to what it is being presented in the question.

    How about the SIMS, did you go over them?

    Thanks again,

    CPAShoes08

    #1510318

    tmjcpa
    Participant

    CPAshoes08

    Of course! AUD is the area I really understand, so I enjoy helping out!

    If a certain area confuses you, flag it, skip it, and move on. My guess would be that later, once you have a better grasp on the risks and purpose of procedures, you'd be able to go back and understand it.

    I honestly don't even remember doing many of the SIMs. I would familiarize yourself with the authoritative literature for the research question first. For the rest, I would focus on knowing the different opinions (down to the sentences and order of them) and the assertions (**** super important). I'd click through a few and practice a couple whenever you need a break from learning new material.

    Currently cramming for REG tomorrow so if you have any other questions, I'll have to respond after! 🙂

    AUD - 87
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 78
    REG - 76
    I love the CBA
    #1510629

    NeedsA75
    Participant

    Here are my final NINJA numbers. I took AUD yesterday and feel OK about it. Hope to be done!

    Number of Questions Attempted: 2029
    Questions not seen: 176
    Avg Score: 76%
    Trend Score: 88.33%
    Total time: 58 hours

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    PETH - 92
    Licensed in California

     

    #1512283

    Anonymous

    @torilayne,

    I followed your instructions and moved on to Audit Sampling. I can now see my weak areas from the previous chapter. I just have to keep pushing until this is done! I have not practice the research questions at all. But, I will start on them. I have no previous experience in AUD other than when the auditors come to the company I work for. I have been able to make a connection between what they do and the processes in the book which has been incredibly helpful in answering MCQ's.

    I wish you the best of luck with REG! Thank you so much for the help!!

    CPAShoes08

    #1515442

    Wincci
    Participant

    @needsa75 what material did you use for Aud? I am struggling with outdated material!!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 70
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    CPA in waiting
    #1515607

    SiXiam
    Participant

    @wincci Becker 2014, Ninja MCQ, released questions, and that new sim stuff from Jeff. That's what I used and I would say I was prepared well.

    BEC Passed
    REG Passed
    AUD August results
    FAR August results
    #1515919

    NeedsA75
    Participant

    Well, I don't know if I've passed AUD yet Wincci so take this with a grain of salt but I used the Becker book (hard copy). I also used the Gleim test bank along with the Ninja MCQ. I felt they did a good job preparing me

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    PETH - 92
    Licensed in California

     

    #1516519

    jeff
    Keymaster

    Bump for score release 🙂

    #1516558

    C / X
    Participant

    Needa75: good idea to list that.

    The MCQ don't bother me, it's the SIMS that I think I did well enough on but I didn't bother practicing any SIMS since I heard they wouldn't be very IDK.. “Audity” – I have no idea I've never done an Audit anyway (but I've been on the other side)

    Ninja Plus/Book/MCQ (2nd time around)
    Questions not seen: 189 (from sections 4 and mainly 5)
    weakest on Aud Evidence (3)
    Average score: 75%
    Avg trending : 78.50%

    AUD - 82
    BEC - 85
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 80
    Now or Never!
    #1516939

    Alex
    Participant

    Got a 90 on AUD! I thought I bombed this one.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 84
    REG - 86
    #1516966

    Dwill2nd
    Participant

    Got 98 on Audit.

    Used 90% Becker for test prep with a few hours of Wiley MC and Ninja Notes (Reviewed Ninja notes on exam day before exam) and listened to Ninja Audio all the way through once.

    Study time 8 days and approximately 80 hours. Mostly weekends, late nights, and worked from home/studied a couple other days.

    AUD - 98
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 94
    REG - 86
    No more procrastinating!

    AUD - 98 - 3.9.17
    BEC - 84 - 6.8.16
    FAR - 94 - 2.22.17
    REG - 86 - 5.23.17

    August 2017 - Official CPA?!!!!!

    #1517013

    Tardis_Wobble
    Participant

    Ninja Ninja Ninja and Wiley kiddos!!!!!!! 79!!!

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 76
    REG - 76
    I still can't believe this is real.
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