AUD Passed! Time to Move on to REG

Alex is a NINJA CPA Blogger.

Hello NINJAs! I am happily writing you after passing my second attempt at the Audit Exam and now it is time to move on and prepare for REG.

I have a new found confidence after passing my first exam and now I look to hitting the books and hopefully passing regulation on the first try.

A little recap on my audit exam experience: I went into the exam much more confident than I had the first go around, as I fully utilized my study materials and was consistently getting matching grades on my progress tests and practice exams.

I also was able to leave work a couple of hours early this time before my noon examination and study my review notebook and tough multiple-choice notes to keep everything fresh. I also decided to run through some multiple choice questions the day of the exam to get my mind up and running and practice. (I am a big basketball fan and I compared it to warming up with a shoot around before the game).

During the exam I decided to re-check all of my multiple choice questions which took up more time than I realized and although I felt good about the first 3 testlets, I found out when I got to the Sims, I was running out of time and forced to rush through the last 2 Sims.

Needless to say, I felt a little disappointed in my time management, which I usually never have a problem with taking exams, and I was now feeling nervous after leaving the testing center. I decided to accept my fate, and enjoy my time off from 8 weeks of studying and relax with my friends whom I had previously been neglecting for study time.

When the score release date came around, I was expecting a score in the 70’s and ended up accepting that I probably would get a 73 or 74 since I was rushed at the end of the exam and that it was ok, I would do fine next time.

So as I not so eagerly checked the scores, I logged on and found out that I received a passing score of 84 and I was elated! I checked and double-checked to make sure that this score was for me, and I didn’t somehow get a score mix-up.

Then a couple of days later I got that beautiful piece of paper in the mail from the state board of accountancy stating that I did indeed pass, and I couldn’t have been much happier.

For all you NINJAs who haven’t passed your first exam yet, stay focused, put in the time, and put in more time, and more time. And it will pay off. Go in with confidence to the exam, and I recommend doing the pre-exam warm-up similar to what I used and you should be fine. Good luck!

You can Follow me on twitter @AlexCcats

Related Posts

New NINJA CPA Review Flashcards

Check out the new NINJA Flashcards. No additional app is needed – it’s all included in the new DOJO that’s been optimized for mobile studying. Want To Try The NINJA Flashcards for Free? To Your Success, Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS) NINJA CPA | Another71

NINJA CPA Promo Code

Does NINJA CPA Review have any promo codes? No. NINJA CPA Review doesn’t run promo or discount codes. Most CPA Review courses play the discount code game where they say, “this is the price (but it’s not really the price…wink wink)”. NINJA CPA doesn’t play the promo code game. Instead, we offer the same affordable […]

cpa exam simulations

15 New CPA Exam Simulations added to NINJA MCQ

NINJAs, We just added 15 CPA Exam Simulations to the NINJA MCQ Simulation list. New Simulations: FAR: Consolidation: Eliminating Journal Entries AUD: Evaluating Audit Evidence BEC: Direct vs Absorption Costing (SIM), Expected Value (SIM), Budgeting: Master, Static and Flexible (SIM), Economic Indicators (Written Communication), Financial Statement Analysis (SIM), Performance Measurement (SIM), Capital Budgeting Decision (Written Communication), […]

With a Full-Time Job and Two Kids, I PASSED the CPA Exam!

Hello Ninjas, This will be my last blog entry as a NINJA CPA. I found out at the last score release that I passed both AUD and FAR to bring an end to my CPA exam journey. My journey with NINJA began about 4 years ago. After not having taken the exam for 7 or […]

Leave a Reply