April 18, 2021 at 3:23 pm #3291938
I have failed AUD three times 74,73 & 70 my score report shows that I’m stronger on MCQs and weaker on sims I practiced all Becker MCQS and sims I think practicing Becker MCQs and sims again is not useful because my brain has memorized the right answers , should I subscribe for Ninja ? Or any other courses ? Any advice will be appreciated.April 18, 2021 at 7:40 pm #3292133
I used Ninja to pass AUD and supplemented by reading through the actual standards. The exam is based on the standards. Being familiar with them and knowing how they are written and structured helped me work faster through the mcq’s. They were essential to my success on the sims when time is really of the essence. I knew right where to go quickly for research questions and sims. I didn’t memorize them but I read most of them at least once.
You have to know if the question is for an issuer or nonissuer.
You have to know if it is a compilation, review, attest or audit question.
You have to know where in the process the question is referring to because it drives the answer. If you print the home page of the standards you will see by the titles that the list follows the process. AUD is an exam about processes. When I studied the ninja book it aligned to the ninja mcq’s and the mcq’s tracked the processes really well.
The way the questions are worded are based on the standards so reading them carefully is key to knowing how to answer correctly.
Once you get a grasp on the given process you can better answer random questions.
You can do it. Put your past attempts behind you and start fresh. Good luck!🍀May 11, 2021 at 1:42 am #3303202JJParticipant
I have failed AUD three times. I've been using Becker. Don't know which other course material to refer or how to change my study strategy. Feeling low and lost! Need help please.May 12, 2021 at 8:40 am #3303256RobOhParticipant
@JJ I'm sorry that you are struggling on AUD. I think AUD could be very tricky, it involves more professional judgement than the other three sections. I used Becker and did feel that they gave you enough material to pass, but I'm sure my years of experience helped me a lot. What are the areas that you feel are your weaknesses? What is your current study strategy? Have you also been using Ninja as a supplement? I found the videos for the Becker simulation solutions were very helpful for the AUD section. Make sure you know if the question is asking for an Issuer or Non Issuer, where you are in the process, and whether it is for a compilation, attest, review, or audit. That is important for AUD because they will put answers as choices which would be right otherwise so you have to make sure to read the question fully before answering.May 12, 2021 at 8:08 pm #3303265Nevergiveup11523Participant
Audit was my hardest exam. I passed BEC (81) and FAR (79) on my first attempts, REG on my second (71,80), and audit on my SEVENTH attempt (66,74,74,73,71,73,79). All I can say is do not give up. I allowed myself to be upset the night results were out (usually 10:57pm in California), but would get up the next day and study again.
What ended up working for me was switching my study materials. I used Ninja only for BEC, FAR and REG. I realized I had memorized too many answers on AUD and I needed to switch it up, so I got Roger. His lectures were fantastic (although, I am also a huge fan of Ninja Mike’s sparring).
My final attempt took 3 weeks of lectures and nonstop MCQs in my weak areas. I couldn’t believe it when I passed, I felt like I did the same thing as before but the change in study material helped since I didn’t have any answers memorized.
Don’t give up… keep going. It will be worth it. I’m going through licensure steps right now and I’m so thankful I didn’t give up.May 13, 2021 at 10:05 pm #3303280CPAHOPEParticipant
You will definitely pass next time! Guaranteed! 🥳May 17, 2021 at 5:06 am #3303301
Thanks everyone for participating , yesterday I did the exam I think I did well on MCQs , but in every retake I feel the sims getting more difficult than the previous exam , Some of the sims are repeated but I get one sim about audit data analytical which I don’t have any clue about it so I answered randomly
, I hope it’s not count it.May 17, 2021 at 9:45 am #3303307
Good Fadel! I hope this is a pass for you!June 18, 2021 at 10:33 am #3304387
Thanks all for your supports I didn’t pass ( got 74) in my fourth attempt but finally passed in my fifth attempt with 75!!!June 19, 2021 at 12:22 am #3304396CPAHOPEParticipant
Great job!!June 21, 2021 at 2:03 pm #3304420
Congrats! Boy, the continuous testing sure does make a difference!!! I am happy to hear you were able to make it through AUD. What's next?June 24, 2021 at 2:31 am #3304468
@cpahope thanks a lot I hope you will pass the AUD the next attempt! & you will finally be a Certified Public Accountant.
@monikernc thanks a lot for your advices and support. The next is REG! , as i decided from the beginning to take the exams in this order FAR,AUD,REG,BEC.
If I passed AUD in FEB or March in my first or second attempt I would take BEC then REG to avoid July update. But now I have no time so REG then BEC any advices for REG ???
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