I am back again here with some more exciting CPA Exam news. First, I will start out with some good news. I finally received my scores and my efforts are finally starting to pay off, as I passed BEC. So I now have one exam down, three to go. Now, as I mentioned last week, I started a new job, so I will be honest and tell you that my focus has shifted away from the CPA Exam and onto work temporarily, but now I know it’s time to get back into studying. This evening I finally got some good hours of studying under my belt again, and I plan on getting back into a solid routine of studying starting this week. I will be taking Auditing next testing window, somewhere towards the end of October or early November, so it is definitely time to get studying again.
In terms of my study habits they will be very different than the first time I took the exam. The first time I studied I went through the entire AUD book in under three weeks, and was on a very fast paced program, covering nearly a lecture a day. However, now that I have some experience with the exam, and now that I am working all week during the day, I am going to spread my schedule out a lot. Weekends will definitely be a key time to study, and then I also plan on putting in a lot of late nights at the office to study as well. One other thing I plan on doing is putting in a lot more time practicing the Simulations. I did not get to study them as much as I would have liked last time simply due to time constraints, so I will be sure to practice more of them this time around.
I also believe that a lot of the material is still relatively fresh for me which I am hoping will make studying much easier this time. It was not too long ago when I first studied, so I believe that most of the information will come back to me fairly easy, and while I know I still have a lot of work to put in, that past study time can only help.
So that’s where I stand at the moment on the exam. The rest of September and October, I will continue to give you all updates on how my Audit studying goes, and how I am balancing my work and study habits. For now, best of luck to everyone studying!