Scared Sh*tless of AUD – 3 weeks

CPA Exam Forum AUD AUD Review Scared Sh*tless of AUD – 3 weeks

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  • #1478794

    NeedsA75
    Participant

    I'm taking AUD in 3 weeks and I feel the pressure and stress squeezing the life out of me. This is potentially my last exam, pass and I'm done.

    With the new exam around the corner and the daunting wait time for scores, along with the 18 month clock ticking down I feel like I HAVE TO get AUD passed the first time and the pressure and stress is really getting to me…

    Sorry, I just need to vent. Anyone take AUD recently and have tips on what I should focus on? I'm terrified my SIMS are going to be random and I'm going to totally freeze up and bomb them on the actual exam.

    I just hope this nightmare ends in a few weeks..


    Done!

    PETH - 92

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    #1478817

    fahad gulzar
    Participant

    Audit is the hardest part for me. I have experience with FAR and BEC due to real work. I took it twice and a third time on Monday. But i think i failed. Just review heavily. Ninja MCQ in my opinion didnt help, definitely helped for BEC FAR and REG.


    This is exam is not about IQ but about consistency which is the key to passing
    AUD - 73
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 77
    REG - 85
    #1478818
    crazyleon
    crazyleon
    Participant

    Lots of people are in the same boat right now…… All we can hope is that the gods will be smiling on us when we take these brutal exams and give us the 75.


    "Live and sometimes learn." -J.H.
    "If you walk out of Prometric crying, you passed the CPA exam." -C.L.
    #1478824

    NeedsA75
    Participant

    Adding fuel to the fire: “NINJA MCQ didn't help for AUD”

    I've been primarily working NINJA MCQ in conjunction with Gleim. I still can't wrap my head around AUD being harder than FAR or REG but who knows..


    Done!

    PETH - 92

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    #1478898

    Track55
    Participant

    Do Ninja MCQ's till you fingers bleed … then keep going. I did. Take unpaid time off work if you have to.

    And the Ninja AUD SIMS suck. Gleim was better.


    California - Internal Audit

    CPA since December 2016.

    (took seven tries, 1 year 10 months).

    AUD - 99
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 86
    REG - 92
    #1478904

    mooseonloose
    Participant

    I have less than three weeks left, that should be enough time to go over all the material. We got this!


    BEC: April
    AUD: April
    REG: July
    FAR: Sept
    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    #1478919

    Spartans92
    Participant

    On the same boat. Although I was close last round but really scared my score will drop this time rather than up. I really hope I won't get any FAR like SIMS or DRS. I was lucky enough to not get any DRS last time but couldn't escape the fate of having 2 FAR like SIMS.


    BEC - 76 (Expiring OCT)
    REG- 67, 85
    AUD-63, 74, 80!!
    FAR-65, 62 retake August 31 2017 (LAST ONE)

    3 down 1 more to go. BEC is on the Line 🙁

    #1479306

    NeedsA75
    Participant

    What do you mean “FAR like SIMS” ? I've heard that expression before but not sure what to make of it..


    Done!

    PETH - 92

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    #1479310
    emily0404
    emily0404
    Participant

    The Ninja MC helped me raise my score from a 70 to an 85!!!!! I swear they were the BIGGEST help in me passing Audit. Focus in on the specific wording of the questions, that is where I felt I went wrong on my first attempt at it. And I all honesty the TBS on the exam were easier than the MC, like so easy I had to go over them 3 times because I thought I was missing something. Good luck!


    Emily
    AUD - 85
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 76
    REG - 82
    #1479349

    NeedsA75
    Participant

    Thanks emily, that is reassuring!

    Can someone explain this to me….Is the “Scope” section of the audit report the same thing as the “Management and Auditors responsibility” paragraphs?


    Done!

    PETH - 92

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    #1479382

    hasy
    Participant

    I think if you understand FAR well, AUD should not be difficult. Understanding J/E helped a ton. Knowing Assertions IN N OUT. Financial ratios are important as well. You will have SIMs on either of those, trust. I don't know necessarily know about your time management but I finished AUD in less than 3 hours than the allotted 4, since there was practically no math. Leave ample time for using the AL, trust me, it helps and some of your answers WILL be in there.

    Don't stress. If you don't know it in 2 minutes or less, move on.


    BEC - 80 (Roger + NINJA MCQ + WTB)

    FAR - 72; 83 (Roger + NINJA MCQ)

    AUD - 83 (Roger + NINJA MCQ + WTB)

    REG - 52; 78 (Roger + NINJA MCQ)

    Ethics - 96 (how I dislike you)
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    It's almost like a dream.

    #1479387

    off_beat
    Participant

    Hey guys, I in the same exact boat. I've procrastinated the entire month and just scheduled my exam for for the 9th allowing only 4 wks ( i know terrible). But now that it is so close, i feel like i need to reschedule but the results for April are given til august and dont want to wait too lone -/

    should i just bite the bullet?!?!?!

    #1479684
    EZ_Sims_4_me_Pls
    EZ_Sims_4_me_Pls
    Participant

    definitely take it this quarter.

    I took REG in Q4 of last year, and decided to schedule AUD at the very end ‘for the hell of it'.

    I left myself roughly 10 days to study, and passed with an 80. You can do it.


    one step closer
    AUD - 80
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 77
    REG - 79
    #1479687

    Spartans92
    Participant

    @ez, MY LORD! I have 5 weeks after a 74. And yet I still dont feel confident. How'd you do it?


    BEC - 76 (Expiring OCT)
    REG- 67, 85
    AUD-63, 74, 80!!
    FAR-65, 62 retake August 31 2017 (LAST ONE)

    3 down 1 more to go. BEC is on the Line 🙁

    #1479697

    off_beat
    Participant

    10 days!?!? how in the world!? please share!

    #1479726
    EZ_Sims_4_me_Pls
    EZ_Sims_4_me_Pls
    Participant

    unfortunately, there really is no special method that I used.

    truth be told, I was very lucky. none of the concepts that I had trouble with showed up on the exam… at all.

    people like to claim that luck doesn't play a part in the CPA, but when you happen to ONLY be tested on the things that you happen to know.. it's pretty obvious that you got lucky.

    my gleim scores reflect that my understanding of key concepts was greatly lacking.

    I took a shot in the dark, and was fortunate enough to hit the target.


    one step closer
    AUD - 80
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 77
    REG - 79
    #1479777

    Amreen
    Participant

    I just took AUD and haven't received my result yet, but following are a few tips that helped me during the exam.

    – Understand transaction cycles and why things are done.
    – Know the assertions very well.
    – Study Internal control well.
    – Professional responsibility is important and is easy points on the exams, so make sure to study that.
    – Read every question carefully.
    – Read all answer choices before picking the answer.
    – Answer choices with words like never, all, always are usually not the correct choice.
    – Leave as much time as you possibly can for simulations. They are hard.

    Hope these tips help.


    1. Ask and thou shall receive.
    AUD - 94
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 86
    REG - 83
    #1479870

    Summie
    Participant

    I took AUD today. My best advice for MCQ is just understand everything generally and that will help you narrow down choices for MCQs. Like when to issue specific opinions, when to use OMP/EOMP, what are the key things about IC, when does an auditor lack independence, etc. If you know enough general info on a topic, you're off I a great start.

    As for the SIMS, yikes. I thought mine were pretty hard BUT I don't have FAR under my belt. I think if you've mastered FAR and debits/credits, you can manage the tougher “financial accounting related” SIMS.

    But I also agree as someone said earlier, it's a gamble of what test you get, and how your MCQs and SIMS are. Cause I was hoping for audit report format and content on my SIMS and I def didn't get that.

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