Marching on with REG, then a Rematch with AUD

Spencer is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.

Hey Everyone!

Last week I ended by saying that I had recently taken AUD and that this week I would describe that experience to you. Well, the scores were released Friday and I unfortunately made a 73.

I can’t say that I’m extremely shocked that I didn’t pass the exam, but I am very disappointed. Being only 2 points away from passing was very bittersweet. It made me realize that I definitely can do this, but I just wish it would have been this time!

I wasn’t surprised by the multiple choice questions that were on the exam, but I was very confused by the simulations. For the majority of them I didn’t understand what they were asking. In the end, I tried to choose the answer that seemed best to me and moved on.

In retrospect, I probably should have spent more time on the simulations, but I was feeling very discouraged at the time. I did have extra time at the end of my test, so next time I will be sure to try and use that time for review. I don’t expect to take more time on the multiple choice, however, because I’m one of those who tends to go back and change their mind.

When I walked out of the test, I didn’t think I had passed because the simulations were so difficult and nothing I had ever seen before. To prepare for the exam, I used a combination of video review, Wiley Test Bank, and NINJA Notes.

The next time I prepare for the AUD exam I will try to do way more multiple choice questions. I went over the written material very heavily and probably did not do as many multiple choice questions as I should have.

I’m not discouraged by any means, but I do feel a bit down. Nevertheless, REG is scheduled for August 31st so I’m going to continue marching on. I’m going to study as hard as I can to pass REG and then I will be able to rematch AUD.

Congratulations to all of you who passed this go round and happy studying to everyone else!

Until next time….

Spencer

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4 comments

Jacob 9 years ago

Do not give up, Spencer! I took all four parts a total of 17 times--I wanted to give up so bad but would not until I tasted of victory. I am now a CPA!

Laci 9 years ago

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the AUD similations were confusing. I wasn't sure what they were asking either and I started to wonder if they gave me the right questions! Good luck on REG!

Trisha 9 years ago

I got the same score my first attempt. Brutal. I know the first time through I didn not use the authoritative literature for the sims. The second time I did, and I found many parts word for word after some serious digging... And I eeked by with a 76. Best wishes to you next time around!

Spencer 9 years ago

Thanks guys for the words of encouragement! I've already started studying for REG and hopefully the next one will turn out better!! :) Good luck to you those of you who are still studying!