CPA Exam Simulation Research format change coming 3rd quarter of 2008

Starting in the 3rd quarter of 2008, there will be a new research format in the simulations. A tutorial will be available at sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2008. Supposedly the new format will make it more simple to navigate. Personally, I don't think it would take much to improve the current interface. It's cumbersome and you have to hold your mouth just right and say a prayer to get your answers to transfer from the authoritative literature section.

I learned the hard way that you can't transfer an answer unless you SPLIT THE SCREENS. Of course it says this in the instructions, but I have better things to do during the exam than read instructions. 🙂

Here is the link. It's a Powerpoint presentation.

Related Posts

CPA Exam Simulation Grading: a clarification

It is widely believed (and I held it to be true up until today) that only one simulation is graded on the CPA Exam. This is not true. Someone passed on to me some information from a contact at the AICPA in New York that both simulations are graded, but only one written communication is […]

CPA Exam BEC Simulation: Writing section being moved to BEC?

According to the Uniform CPA Examination Alert, they are considering getting rid of the 6 writing sections on AUD/FAR/REG and moving 3 of them to BEC. The thinking surrounding this move is that they can adequately determine a CPA candidate’s written communication skills based on one exam alone.

CPA Exam Simulation Format Change in 2009?

According to the Uniform CPA Examination Alert the old format of two simulations will be replaced by 5 or 6 shorter Task-Based Simulations. Unlike the current two simulations, the new simulations will be independent of each other and each question will derive from a new set of information. Once approved by the end of 2008, […]

Leave a Reply