Sat for BEC today – First ever exam

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  • #2441109
    jlavenda1
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    Took BEC today. This was my first test and I didn't realize how fast 4 hours goes during these things. Had to rush my last WC. MCQ had more computations on part 1, but I didn't find it any harder than part 2. One of the sims was so brutal and long I'm really hoping its pretest. I left not feeling so great about it but I really have no clue at all if I passed or not. Ninja only trending 78%.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 81
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    I have no idea what I'm doing
    #2441376
    23
    Participant

    Time management is certainly a factor with these exams. Trending of 78% puts you in a great position for a pass.

    REG - 77

    AUD - 73

    BEC Awaiting score

    FAR

    #2446602
    Bempsall2016
    Participant

    I sat last Tuesday and had the same experience as you. I had one sim that was crazy long and what it was asking for was unreasonable for the time I had left. Ending up having to rush through the WC. Hoping for a miracle on score release. I was trending at 79 on NINJA as well.

    #2446785
    ahugemistake
    Participant

    I keep hearing that there are a lot of computations and it's making me nervous. I reviewed the Budgeting section this weekend and I'm going to write down all the ratios to memorize them later this week. I hope I can keep all the NPV and IRR stuff straight.

    I'm doing IT for the next two days and then Cost Accounting on wednesday and thursday. Hopefully this will give me enough time practice the computations so I can circle back to COSO/ECON on friday, and IT again on saturday and then budgeting on sunday before my exam on Monday. I'm really counting on the WC to help me out.

    FAR: 78*, 75
    REG: 76*, 85
    BEC: 79*, 76
    AUD: 79*, 93

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2447427
    Kevin
    Participant

    I just took BEC last week and I had a long and ridiculous sim as well. I'm thinking it must have been pretested but it still sucks to waste all that time on a sim that doesn't count. From what I hear, this testing window for BEC has been pretty tough, I'm hoping that they scale accordingly.

    REG - 99 (12/05/2018)

    AUD - 85 (02/05/2019)

    BEC - 92 (05/30/2019)

    FAR - 94 (09/05/2019)

    #2447466
    York Guy
    Participant

    I sat for BEC this quarter and felt 50/50 coming out of it. I ended up passing with an 83.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 83
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    "Keep on going"
    #2451381
    Mi Chan
    Participant

    Sat for BEC today. First testlet had a lot of computational questions, I can't tell if the second testlet was harder cause it had many calculations too. I feel like it basically covered all topics but there are definitely quite a few IT questions. I got a very long sim but it was manageable. The sims aren't that complicated but honestly idk how much I got right. The whole exam was harder than I expected, i spent a lot of time on the first two testlets cause too much calculations.This is also my first exam so I just hope I pass!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 64
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    #2451996
    Victorm
    Participant

    @Mi Chan

    I'll be taking BEC on the 10th so your post is very helpful as I can mentally prepare myself to be ready to do calcs right from the first question! Was there a lot of focus on COSO, ERM, COBIT as those are heavily tested it seems? I'm actually more comfortable with calcs as the vagueness in theory based questions like IT can sometimes be very confusing!

    #2452920
    Jimmy Dugan
    Participant

    78% trending is a good score. You probably did really well on the exam. Everyone walks out thinking the worst. Bare down and move onto the next one.

    AUD - 95
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 84
    REG - 90
    You're killing me Smalls

     

    #2453055
    nicholasloprinzi25
    Participant

    I took BEC in Q1 and passed with a 79. Coming out of the test I felt mentally drained and real upset about it. Using buzz words in the WC's are a huge factor. You don't even need to get the answer right. Stay confident! The first one is always the toughest.

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 79
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 76
    Pushing through one step at a time!
    #2453217
    Mi Chan
    Participant

    COSO and IT had more questions but still the whole exam covered everything so if you are prepared for all the formulas and their meaning you should have no problem.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 64
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    #2455164
    krstnam
    Participant

    It’s interesting how the AICPA practice text provides SIMs that give you a list of ratios…Wouldn’t that be nice if they did that for MCQs too. For ratio analysis I memorized all of the “rate of” and “return on”. It seemed to be a good strategy.

    I'm going to be the person who says "I finished even though..." not the person who says "I didn't finish because..."

    B - 77, 76

    A - 57, 64, 72, 76!

    R - 78, 72, 78!!! DONE

    F - 54, 73, 71, 64, 69, 76!

    #2474688
    jlavenda1
    Participant

    @kevin seeing that you ended up with a 92 is encouraging. Score release 6/19- updates to come.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 81
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    I have no idea what I'm doing
    #2475240
    Kevin
    Participant

    I think if you feel pretty confident about the MPQ and you wrote enough for the WC, you should definitely be fine. My score was a lot higher than I expected when I walked out of there. I did pretty bad on the sims in my opinion. I probably only got a handful of MPQ wrong though, which is probably why I ended up doing well. Goodluck!

    REG - 99 (12/05/2018)

    AUD - 85 (02/05/2019)

    BEC - 92 (05/30/2019)

    FAR - 94 (09/05/2019)

    #2487192
    jlavenda1
    Participant

    For those interested, I passed with an 81!!!

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 81
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    I have no idea what I'm doing
    #2488266
    Kazzaf
    Participant

    Congrats!

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