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Donovan says, “I want to start studying for the CPA while getting my Masters of Accountancy. Which section do you think will be the best to take concurrently with my masters program? Hoping to pass all four within six to eight months.” That is a tall order. I don’t know if I would do it if I were you. You have a pretty big load studying for your Masters of Accounting. I would look and see how your semester lands up. If you’re taking some financial accounting classes, like some heavy financial accounting classes your first semester. Most Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, unless you’re taking night school, it’s like two semesters. If it’s heavy financial then take FAR. It probably has financial tax and audit, so all those being equal I would take FAR. However you’re taking it concurrently so that’s a problem. What I would say is, finish

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Swati says: I took Regulation twice. I scored a 73 and a 72. Both times my score analysis said I was weaker in simulations. The first time I took it, I was literally sweating while attempting simulations because I knew nothing, and I scored a 73. The second time I thought I did better on simulations than my first attempt and I was confident I would pass with an 80, but I ended up with a 72. Which was still a shock to me. Any advice? I used a (super expensive course) for all of this. I think I just need more questions to practice. Will Ninja get me there? Yes, I think adding something like Ninja MCQ will get you there if you go back through your super expensive course from start to finish. Follow the Ninja framework this time. Don’t highlight and all that stuff. Instead, follow the

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Charlie writes in, “Hi, Jeff, I’m taking FAR with Roger CPA. One problem I’ve noticed is I’m in chapter 10, and I’ve forgotten what I learned in chapter 1. However, I don’t have time to go back and review every day since I’m also a full-time student. A current daily CPA exam study time takes me about 4 to 5 hours, and I don’t have extra time for reviewing. What do I do?” You have to … Charlie, you have to take time to review, otherwise you’re going to take time to retake the exam when you fail. That’s the … well, that’s just me being honest. And you should always be honest. It’s one of my pet peeves. “Well, honestly,” or “To be honest” and I’m like, “Shouldn’t you always be honest?” All right. I took time in the podcast and on this video to share one of my

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Max says, “I’ve heard that you can request the AICPA to review your CPA Exam test to see if there was some sort of grading error in the system. Is this true? If so, is it true for the California State Board of Accountancy?” The California State Board determines whether or not you can take the exam and they also determine whether or not you can get your license. The California State Board of Accountancy, or whatever it’s called there, the CBA I think, they determine whether or not you’re eligible to sit for the exam and also your licensing and certificate after you pass. The exam itself is given by the AICPA, and NASBA, and Prometric. Any issues would go through them. It’s independent of the California State Board. For instance, if the power goes off during your testing, what’s going to happen, and this is what happened during

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