NINJA CPA Review
Kristen is a NINJA CPA blogger. I think the worst feeling is the shred of hope that I may have slipped by with a 75 even though I knew deep down I hadn’t put in enough time. I actually was able to sleep through the AUD score release, so first thing in the morning I strolled downstairs before the kids woke up to check my score, instantly realizing that I should have stayed in bed. The 75 did not appear, honestly I did ok on the exam. I left having completed all of the SIMS and MCQs with time remaining, just 6 pts shy. Oy. Thursday just became my least favorite day this week. Here’s to hoping you NINJAs were more successful… I WILL get there.
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. Let me just say that the last few weeks have been hell (most especially this one). I knew taking on the challenge of being a full-time student, full-time worker and studying for the CPA was going to be tough, but it is really taking a toll on me. I am a zombie most days. Work and school have both been demanding. It is a quarter month so payroll and sales taxes have piled on top of my regular month end duties. School, on the other hand, has consisted of midterm after midterm. What was I thinking when I registered for 5 classes at the beginning of the quarter? However, I am happy to report that I am managing A’s and high B’s in these classes. CPA studying has been placed on the back burner. I’m really disappointed in myself for letting myself fall behind.
Stacey is a NINJA CPA blogger. The little moments keep me going. I was struggling with the sessions after work where I would sit down and challenge myself to study just a little bit longer each day. After about thirty multiple choice questions, I got tired! No matter what time of day, no matter what type of day I had, no matter how much sleep I got, I could not stay awake during these longer sessions. I tried to get up and walk around for 5 minutes then come back but I could not keep my eyes open. I started to question if I can really do this, if I am committed enough. But I want this! I am studying for FAR right now and am actually interested in many of the topics that involve my current job. I want to completely understand and be able to teach others (and
John is a NINJA CPA blogger. Hello NINJAs, As I head into the last four weeks before taking my BEC exam, I’ve really started to hit my NINJA MCQs hard. I’m applying a concept I learned as an analyst and that is the Agile concept. My interpretation is to go through a process of trying new ideas and if one doesn’t work you keep iterating till you find one that does. I have seen this concept mentioned here on Another71 and I’m putting it to the test. What made me want to try this process is concept of, “Fail often and fail fast.” This is how I begin analyzing new data sets at work. I first heard this quote from a data analyst seminar. One of the core mission statements in the development of their software product is to give people the ability to iterate quickly which means fail often and