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What are the most tested ISC topics? Anyone have any advice on this exam yet?


Far in 18 days. About 1/2 way through the lectures. Any advice? Can’t move it back


Will my NTS be on the CPA portal? I applied for it about a month ago and can’t find it. I’m in PA

For those who supplemented Becker with NINJA after failing an exam, did you read through all the NINJA chapters or just use it for the multiple choice questions?

I have always used Becker but failed BAR so supplementing with NINJA. As I’m going thought the NINJA material, I’m noticing some things that contradict my understanding based on the Becker material. S… more

Scored a 40 on first practice exam for audit and exam is in a few days, should I reschedule

Thoughts on Surgent review course? How does it compare to Becker or Ninja?


What’s the best course to study for BEC? I have Becker but thinking of getting a new one.

I didn't pass BEC and originally aimed for FAR next. How is it? Should I start there? I heard it's been a nightmare after evolution, but I thought it was always pretty bad? Or are the horror s… more


I did the REG exam today and here are my observations:

First, a disclaimer that i did both Uworld and Surgent CPA. Surgent was much closer to the real exam.
MCQs - very plain words and very basic concepts were tested. Ve… more

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Now that the new CPA exams have been in effect the last couple months, do you think the new exams are harder or easier than the older ones? Curious what those who took the exams prior to the update in… more


Do all Prometric centers accept a NTS on your phone or it has to be printed? Anyone ever have an issue with them accepting an NTS on your phone?

For those of you that have taken the audit exam, what kind of TBS have you seen?


How are you studying when traveling, on trips or just not at home? On the go a lot this summer..

What are the most commonly tested audit areas?

I've gone and lost my position. They say it was performance based but it was two errors in a zero tolerance environment and I get it. Parted ways, destroyed my confidence and then I came back out … more


Got through all the audit modules. Exam is scheduled for next week. Any tips on how to best use this week to review? Just crank though multiple choice questions? Flash cards? What helped you best prep… more

Any TBS advice? My anxiety shoots through the roof trying to complete them 😕


I just received this email, is this real? Has anyone else received this before? What do I do?!

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Deloitte folks - How does it work with ordering the study material from Becker through DT?
- Can I order through my personal account and just validate my DT email when ordering?
- If I leave DT before taking… more


Idk how people are able to do this. Been studying fir a month for upcoming exam and I haven’t learned anything and don’t think I can finish this process

Has anyone who has passed FAR sat for BAR, and if so, are you confident in how you did?

Has anyone taken ISC exam yet? Any tips or advice on it?


Scores were released 2 days ago and I can’t bring myself to check my FAR score 😭 I just know I didn’t pass again. Need words of encouragement to continue studying after failing so many times. How did… more


I need to change my study method. My "take all notes" way isn't productive nor is it working.

Has anyone only done MCQs and passed? Maybe a simulated exam every now and then before exams… more


Looks like scores coming out today. Tonight we dine in hell

Hi everyone, has anyone managed to pass the CPA exam in 2-3 months? I'm planning to take three months off to attempt all four exams before returning to work. I can dedicate 5-6 hours per day to st… more


Hi all, took a break after failing BEC twice. My closest attempt was a 69 in December. The break was because I double downed hard on job hunting to escape a toxic job that has had 4 layoffs in the 9 months I'… more


Hi everyone,

I am a CPA candidate, having passed the BAR and awaiting results for the other three subjects, based in Jacksonville, Florida. I am currently seeking a full-time associate-level position in audit or t… more


Scheduled for REG exam July 1st, subscribed to Becker, currently taking Fed taxation of business entities course.

I’ve tried reviewing course material then equivalent Reg module but it doesn’t pair perfectly.


How do people do 100+ mcqs a day/per study session? It’s taking me forever especially when there’s calculations involved. If anyone has any study tips to move through Becker and study effectively for … more


Anyone else just take BAR before the cut off (5/19) and think it was extremely hard? I just took it Saturday. Studied for weeks and there were areas/questions I just had no idea about. Hoping for a su… more


Is ninja notes worth it?

Has anyone taken the TCP section yet and got their score back? I took it last week and thought I did terrible, the exam was almost entirely on S Corps and Partnerships which I was not expecting to be … more


What are some commonly tested BAR areas?

I’ve decided to finally get back to studying for the CPA. I’m planning on using Ninja CPA. I’m planning on only listening to the Audio and doing MCQs and Sims for a month before taking each part. Has … more


I’ve taken both BEC and FAR before and failed with scores in the high 60s. I’m starting fresh with BAR. As I’m going though the BAR material (Becker) I feel like I have a good understanding since I’ve… more


Those who got REG scored recently, is Becker bump still a thing?

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